According to Rolling Stone an Indiana Senator is pushing a bill to impose a $25 fine on anyone who deviates from a set of standards in performing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at events sponsored by public schools and universities.
According to the Senator, the bill is not intended to punish those who may flub a note or two while singing the national anthem. "It’s not like we’re going after anyone’s ability to sing," Becker said in an interview yesterday. "It’s more that we just want them to respect the words and the tune as it was originally intended and we normally sing it."
So who is laying down these standards, and furthermore what is "normal" So should these performances be fined?
This one should be fined just because of who is singing it....
How about this one?