history, and your opinion

The songs Lift Every Voice and Sing and America the Beautiful both have religious refernces in the first stanza. Our current national anthem, The Star Spangled Banner does not. Traditonally only the first stanza is sung at baseball games and events.

I need to come up with points why we shouldnt replace our anthem with one of the two mentioned above. I need help in coming up with points and elaborating the one I already have about religious refernces and whats not good about it.

Thank you soo much for your help!!

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  1. If its not broken, why fix it?

    If you want to emphasize the separation between church and state, then I would suggest an anthem without religious references.

    I hope this helps. Thanks for asking.

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  2. Our national anthem has been exactly that since 1812. There really is no reason to change it...it works! Everyone knows it is our anthem. And besides it is fun to see how many people can really screw it up singing it a baseball games. <G>

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  3. It's also wonderful to hear it sung well. Until he retired, one of the coaches at the school where I taught in CA could really belt it out -- and well done, too! Hitting all the right notes.

    There's no reason to change it.

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