H.3078 – Creating Official Anthem of South Carolina

H.3078 would declare “Dum Spiro Spero” (translated as “While I Breathe, I Hope”) the official state anthem. As that phrase is already one of two official state mottos, and South Carolina already has two official state songs, it is unclear what is meant by the term “anthem,” particularly since “anthem” is defined as a musical composition and no tune or composition instructions are included in the bill.

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