An Indiana republican from Evansville wants to make it illegal to sing the National anthem 'inappropriately'. While it makes my skin crawl to hear the National anthem slaughtered by some diva (and Roseanne Barr's performance was a disgusting piece of work), I don't think that making it illegal is the way to go on this. You can't legislate good taste. You definitely shouldn't use taxpayer money via the state Department of Education to develop 'standards' on something like this.
They need to stop. Just stop. Laws, rules, and regulations aren't the answer. Allow the audience to pelt the singer with nerf balls or give them kazoos to drown them out if they don't like the way it's being sung--that would do more than any frickin' new law would. I'm calling my rep just to make sure this thing dies a quick and painless death.
5 months ago