“Party in the U.S.A.” to Become National Anthem

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Ashlyn Dodson, Staff Writer

Congress passed a bill last Monday making Miley Cyrus’s “Party in the U.S.A” the official U.S. national anthem, effective February 28.

The national anthem has been a hot topic lately, with a total of 72 protests against it in the past eight months. It began as a small movement, but protesters became impossible to ignore on February 18 when an estimated 80 million around the nation joined the campaign in response to Fergie’s butchered performance of the national anthem at Saturday’s NBA all-star game.

“We’re tired of hearing pop stars singing awful arrangements of a 200-year-old song with an ungodly amount of vocal riffs,” New York protester Allison Lucas said. “This needs to stop, and we’re making that happen.”

Members of Congress took immediate action. Congressman Marvin Bachfeld proposed the bill on the February 19, and an official announcement of the decision was made the following day.

“It was the obvious choice,” Congressman James Warner said. Congress voted unanimously in favor of this new policy. “The old anthem was just thatold. We want a song that truly reflects modern America.”

In response to the congressional decision, singer Miley Cyrus said, “I’m just so honored. You know, when I was writing it this is definitely not what I had in mind, but it’s such a good song. I’m honestly not surprised!”

 

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