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Old 03-18-2011, 08:42 PM
 
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I was at a basketball game a few weeks ago and one guy was complaining that we shouldn't even have the anthem. To be honest, I have never even thought about whether or not we should play the anthem at sports events. Should we? I think I remember my dad saying that the trend started in the 40's during WWII and stuck ever since. What do you think?

no we shouldn't. i can't stand the horse and pony military show they put on at all the games. the emotion created with all the glowing tributes to cops and soldiers must be the number one recruiting tool. it's propaganda which would make goebbels proud.

national anthems are for when we play other countries, not for domestic games
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Old 03-18-2011, 08:46 PM
 
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Pretty sad thread overall.

Guess I am getting old. May God Bless this Country, it's fallen, and those who continue to serve.

Good luck to the rest of you.
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Old 03-18-2011, 08:49 PM
 
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I have a CD of the anthem that I play every night while watching faux news while dressed in Nazi garb.

then you'll fit right in with the current administration, they are national socialists, they look for any reason to get the military involved in something, they control most of the big industries and they also obsess about fox news!
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Old 03-18-2011, 08:50 PM
 
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How would I know?

Must depend on WHERE in Kentucky you are.
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Old 03-18-2011, 08:51 PM
 
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We need to force people to recite it, or else!!!!
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Old 03-18-2011, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Kentucky
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Must depend on WHERE in Kentucky you are.
Who cares where I am. What's your point?
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Old 03-18-2011, 08:59 PM
 
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Pretty sad thread overall.

Guess I am getting old. May God Bless this Country, it's fallen, and those who continue to serve.

Good luck to the rest of you.

another mindless robot who associates patriotism with a song. the constitution can be shredded, not a word! civil liberties infringed upon, not a word, undeclared wars, again, not a word!

bring up song and all of a sudden someone becomes a patriot. you can't even spell that word, let alone understand it.

thanks for the reps btw, i think you'll find that i'm on the other end of the spectrum from a "commie". if you examine what you think about the world you'll probably find yourself much closer to that end
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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^ Grab your passport--get a ticket and leave then.
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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They play our National Anthem all the time before games. When a team from the USA is playing in Canada they play both anthems, as when a Canadian team plays here we also play both. If you where at a Indy Car Series race then you would hear both, there are some fully owned Canadian race teams.
Nascar race, and I don't think there were any Canadian drivers. The same drivers were at Talladega, and they didn't play the Canadian national anthem. I assume it was because it was Michigan, but still, American soil, play the American national anthem only. I've got nothing against "o Canada", but it belongs at Canadian events.

As I said, I don't expect them to play the American national anthem.
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:04 PM
 
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Who cares where I am. What's your point?
In the words of the Buddha, a bowling ball has no point. It's purpose is to knock down pins, or slam the gutter.

Take your pick.
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