That's what Bill Press thinks. It's warlike and virtually unsingable for the average person.

Some people hiring Bruce Springsteen to write a new, more contemporary anthem.

Me? I'm for Woody Guthrie's This Land Is Your Land, here performed by Los Lobos & The Grateful Dead:

By Bruce Springsteen:

And finally, Woody Himself:

I like that it's exuberant and upbeat and unwarlike.

BTW, our current national anthem was established in 1931. It doesn't go back to the founding fathers.

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