‘OPINION: Anthem could bring note of civility to debates’

Posted on October 23, 2012 by


by Lisa Hoffman, Scripps Howard News Service

Here’s an interesting thought.  Maybe children and the national anthem can help bring some civility to politics. Far-fetched? Perhaps. But think about it. Maybe there’s something to this.

 Listening to the national anthem before the start of the baseball championship game Monday night, an hour or so before the final presidential debate was to start, we wondered about the custom of beginning a game with the anthem, sung a cappella, before a hushed stadium. 

Maybe, we thought, it’s a way to remind us that,

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