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Lawmaker wants to fine singers who botch the national anthem


(WFLX) - An Indiana Senator is proposing a bill that would fine singers who intentionally change the lyrics of our national anthem.

According to an article on Rolling Stone Magazine's Web site, Vaneta Becker would like artists who perform their own rendition of 'The Star-Spangled Banner' at events sponsored by public schools and universities to be fined $25.

The bill would go after people like Steven Tyler. The Aerosmith singer changed "home of the brave" to "home of the Indianapolis 500" before the race in 2001.

Becker does not want to target people like Christina Aguilera, who unintentionally flubbed the lyrics to the national anthem. We're of course referring to Aguilera's not-so-super Superbowl XLV performance.

Instead of "O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?," Aguilera said, "What so proudly we watched at the twilight's last gleaming?".

What are your thoughts on this bill?

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