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    should we dump the Star Spangled Banner?

    Get rid of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ as national anthem, state’s NAACP urges

    because of these lyrics:

    Their blood has wash'd out their foul footstep's pollution.

    No refuge could save the hireling and slave

    From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave
    Should we dump it?

    If so, what song should replace it?
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    Tho' I'm not a US born citizen (my mother was), I've always liked "America the Beautiful" much more. And, it's easier to sing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacobfitcher View Post
    Tho' I'm not a US born citizen (my mother was), I've always liked "America the Beautiful" much more. And, it's easier to sing.
    I agree. Besides, it's not as if the Star Spangled Banner would cease to exist as a song if we selected a different National Anthem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Get rid of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ as national anthem, state’s NAACP urges

    because of these lyrics:



    Should we dump it?

    If so, what song should replace it?
    Mr. Dittohead,

    No. Just because some whack jobs are offended by a verse that nobody even knows existed, and isn't in the least offensive, does not mean we need to abandon the anthem.
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    If we stop singing a song, we'll be erasing history!!!1!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by boontito View Post
    If we stop singing a song, we'll be erasing history!!!1!!
    Folks could still get together and sing it during moonlit tiki torch parades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boontito View Post
    If we stop singing a song, we'll be erasing history!!!1!!
    The SSB is only our first NA. I say we pick a new one every 200 years. That could be our history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Get rid of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ as national anthem, state’s NAACP urges

    because of these lyrics:



    Should we dump it?

    If so, what song should replace it?
    No
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Get rid of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ as national anthem, state’s NAACP urges

    because of these lyrics:



    Should we dump it?

    If so, what song should replace it?
    Yes.
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    I do not think the people offended understand history or what those verses mean.
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