Is it time for America to abandon “The Star-Spangled Banner” and replace it with something a little bit more current? Petitioners online think so.
One brilliant genius has an idea for a new anthem: “Escape from the City” a song that is synonymous with Sonic Adventure 2.
Gabe Carey of Glen Burnie, Maryland, has started an online petition calling for the change of song. As of Tuesday afternoon, it already has more than 4,500 signatures. It’ll eventually be delivered to none other than President Barack Obama.
For those unfamiliar with the banger, you must taken a listen ASAP.
With the themes of perseverance, leadership, and freedom, Sonic has set the golden example. What could be more patriotic?
Carey explains a bit more about why he started the petition on its Change.org page:
Tell us, America, would you rather be reminded of the constant violence and threats faced by the soldiers of 1812 to get to this still-divided point in U.S. history or be set free by the rush of danger lurking around every turn as you follow your rainbow at the speed of sound?
It’s your call, America. Follow me, set me free in my pursuit of changing the national anthem to this beloved classic tune.
The timing of the petition couldn’t be better as NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick refusing to stand during performances of the national anthem as a protest of racial injustice and police brutality is on the minds of everyone in the nation.
Carey admits that the obvious solution would be to rid the country of all the bullshit that Kaepernick is taking a stand against, but since that seems unlikely anytime soon, it’s worth executing something doable like changing the national anthem to “Escape from the City.”
Would you want “Escape from the City” to replace “The Star-Spangled Banner”?