Americans petition for a new national anthem

Posted on March 5, 2013 by

What better way to represent American pride and values to than through R. Kelly’s timeless and beloved classic, Ignition (Remix)??

The song turned 10 years old on Jan. 22, and someone in the land of the free thought the best way to celebrate was to create a petition suggesting it become the new national anthem.  They even found a way to pay tribute to the inspirational lyrics in the actual text of the document.  As they so eloquently put it:

The petition currently has 2,000 signatures, and if it reaches 100,000, the Obama administration is technically obligated to respond.  While they do have a tendency to ignore such requests, they did once respond to a petition requesting a government-commissioned Death Star (they said no, citing “fiscal impracticality” – only in America).

This has all the makings of an AMAZING reality show.  I’m picturing a national competition in which YouTubers everywhere (including Young the Giant and Joseph Gordon-Levitt) vie for the chance to be the official singer of the anthem,

Okay, I’m getting ahead of myself. I love me some R. Kelly, but I don’t think Beyonce belting out “It’s the freakin’ weekend baby I’m about to have me some fun,” would have quite the same affect at the next inauguration.

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