Make This Land is Your Land the U. S. National Anthem.

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In 1931, President Herbert Hoover signed a congressional resolution adopting the song "The Star Spangled Banner" as the national anthem. This song itself was an adaptation (parody, really) of an earlier English drinking song, "The Anacreontic Song". The new lyrics are a series of questions, followed by a declaration in the third stanza "No refuge could save the hireling and slave". Additionally, the song is very difficult for most singers to perform.

In 1940, American Woody Guthrie wrote the song "This Land Is Your Land" based on the earlier hymn "When The World's On Fire" popularized by the Carter Family. It was recorded in 1944 and published in 1945. This song speaks of the natural beauty of the United States, as well as it belonging to all Americans. It's inclusiveness is unparalleled among songs considered patriotic. It represents the best of us, while leaving room for this country to get even better. Worldwide, it is now one of the most well known songs in the English Language.

Unlike the current national anthem, "This Land Is Your Land" is accessible and can easily sung by most singers, while leaving room for the most talented to embellish on their performance. Countless artists have performed and recorded "This Land Is Your Land", including Nobel Laureate Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen, The Kingston Trio, Trinity Lopez, Jay and the Americans, The New Christy Minstrels, Lee Greenwood, Sam Hunt, Los Lobos, the Grateful Dead, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, and the folk group Peter, Paul and Mary. Bruce Springsteen has called it one of the ten most beautiful songs ever written. It was performed by Bruce and Pete Seeger at President Obama's 2009 Inauguration celebration. It is the closing song for the Farm Aid relief concerts.

Please consider a better America where all citizens can proudly sing shoulder-to-shoulder "This Land Is Your Land" in our victories and our struggles to be better. Please adopt the Woody Guthrie song "This Land Is Your Land" as the national anthem for the United States of America.