I certainly think it has. I mean of course the US national anthem. And I mean from The Star-Spangled Banner to America the Beautiful. What are we waiting for?
Just one question though. And one alternative suggestion.
Some say the The Star-Spangled Banner is racist. I’m sure it is, all the more reason to switch it. But the racist line in question seems to be: No refuge could save the hireling and slave,
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave
Why is that racist? As I said, I’m sure it is. I’m just not sure why.
Oh, and BTW, we could just go the route of the UK, and replace the offending line.
Britain used to have for God Save the Queen:
O Lord our God arise,
Scatter her enemies
And make them fall;
Confound their politics,
Frustrate their knavish tricks,
On Thee our hopes we fix,
God, save us all!
Now, they have:
Not in this land alone,
But be God’s mercies known,
From shore to shore!
Lord make the nations see,
That men should brothers be,
And form one family,
The wide world o’er.
Actually it’s interesting that I brought up the UK. Because that brings up another argument against our present national anthem. It is so anti-British. And we’re not enemies with Great Britain anymore. Are we?