While everything’s all stirred up in Washington anyway, it’s time to replace that dog of a National Anthem of ours with “America the Beautiful” (Bates/Ward).

At public events in states that border on Canada, often both countries’ national anthems are played.  Americans blush as the beautiful “O Canada” is sung, because they know they must follow it with an unsingable tribute to the daunserly light and the perilous fight.  Time to open this old file again and do it right this time.