White House Petition Calls For New National Anthem [Video]
“Oh say can you see, by the dawn’s early light.” Those immortal words begin a song that has been our national anthem since 1814. Is it time for a new national anthem? Some American citizens say yes, and you really won’t believe their song of choice!
The new proposed anthem is a party remix by R. Kelly. Yes, he is the guy that sang “I Believe I Can Fly.” The petition, which has 4,500 signatures, asks our President to “recognize the need for a new national anthem, one that even after a decade after its’ creation, is still hot and fresh out of the kitchen.” The petition requires 95,000 more signatures before the White House and President Obama will consider the request.
Do you think R Kelly’s “Ignition (Remix)” is a song that should replace the “Star Spangled Banner”? If the White House was seriously considering a replacement for the current national anthem, is there a song that you would nominate?