Listen to this 'Talk of the Nation' topic
It's nearly impossible to sing, the lyrics are archaic (O'er?), but it's one song most of us think we know all the words to: The Star-Spangled Banner (and trust me, you probably don't). Patt Morrison at the Los Angeles Times says it's also a prime opportunity for a beleagured politician to take a stand: instead of the perennial favorite, flag-burning, why not propose a constitutional amendment to protect our national anthem? I have just one question for Ms. Morrison: Does that mean Atlanta fans won't be able to sing the last line how they're wont to do: "...and the home, of the.... BRAVES!" Because that might be an amendment I could get behind... so long as I can continue to shout "O!" at the beginning of "Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave..." when I stand up and sing at Camden Yards!