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awesomeness
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The U.S should adopt a new national anthem

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 11/6/2011 Category: Politics
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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awesomeness

Pro

The U.S should adopt a new national anthem because of three contentions stated below.
My first contention is that age of the national anthem reduces the quality of an object to a modern audience. According to Fordham University, one of the top universities in New York, the age of a given object or idea makes it grand or a tattered little thing or idea.

My second contention is the American anthem does not rally and move people to action in the cause of Liberty, and it did not have the ultimate effect of liberation. According to the Smithsonian Institution, the national anthem of America does't have a huge effect on people during the war to motivate them compared to other national anthems.

My third contention is that The American Anthem is harder to sing from the point of view of music a remembering the lyrics. According to http://americanhistory.si.edu..., America's national anthem has more than 5 verses and each verse has a complicated sequence of words.
imabench

Con

We should not replace the National Anthem,

1) The Anthem is very old and very historic so it came from a time where it was truly and originally "American". replacing it with a more "modern" song would bad idea because making a national anthem only so that it would be more appealing to people would be morally unjust. The point of a national anthem is to remind us of our country and our roots not so that it sounds good enough for someone to want to put it on their Ipod...

2) If you have ever listened to the national anthem at any sporting event, or after the tragedy of 9/11 for example the National Anthem indeed can become very important and rally millions of people to act as one united country, called America.

3) If remembering the song is too hard then lets replace the National Anthem with a song everyone can remember, which would you prefer,
a) The National Anthem
b) singing the alphabet
c) the happy birthday song

We should not replace the National Anthem for these reasons...
Debate Round No. 1
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Posted by awesomeness 5 years ago
awesomeness
nice debate
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Vote Placed by jm_notguilty 5 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: PRO made somewhat weak args, which CON adequate refuted, esp. the 1st point where modernizing the national anthem would be less appealing, and seriously, everyone knows that in 1 round debates, the contender wins most of the time.
Vote Placed by wiploc 5 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro's three points were weak, easily refuted by Con. Grammar point to Con, since I sometimes couldn't understand what Pro was saying.
Vote Placed by DetectableNinja 5 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con's points outweigh Pro's contentions. Con wins with the point that the National Anthem was written at a time that was closer to our country's founding. He affirms the point that we should remember what our country was like. Pro wins sources for actually providing them. But still, the resolution is negated.
Vote Placed by Double_R 5 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pros arguments were not very compelling so it was not a difficult job to negate them, which Con did. Cons point that the national anthem should remind us of our roots is the most compelling reason. What would a new and modern national anthem remind us of?