Indiana Senator Pushes Bill to Fine Singers Who Alter ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ … The bill is in Indiana’s state senate and would impose a $25 fine on anyone who knowingly sings a different melody or lyrics to the national anthem. It would not apply to people who just mess up.
Is this a problem, really? I mean, aren’t there more important problems, even in Indiana, than this? How often does this happen, anyway?
Oh, wait… I just slammed Indiana for considering this; MICHIGAN already “prohibits anyone from performing the song in a public space except in its entirety and ‘without embellishment.’ ” GODDAMMIT.