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The playing of God Bless America during the stretch is just another sly move to force phony patriotism down the throats of a captive audience. Never before 9/11 was it custom to sing "God Bless America" during the middle of the 7th inning. It amazes me that people do not see their rights slowly being taken away.

 

I was recently at a Sarasota Red Sox game on the west coast of Florida last week and during the singing of it, a group of people who did not stand up were asked to leave the stadium.

 

I will make it a point now to NOT stand up when they choose to play God Bless America at any game I attend. I'm a very patriotic person, and I proudly stand up for the Nartional Anthem, but this whole thing of phony patriotism instead of the real "7th inning stretch" is getting out of hand.

 

 

That's my take on it, and I'm interested to see what other views on this issue are.

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No, it's not innapropriate at all and there is absolutely nothing wrong with the singing of God Bless America at baseball games and to suggest otherwise is nothing short of absurd. Forcing someone to leave a game because they won't stand up is not right at all, but that doesn't mean the singing of it is wrong. Unless you're in a wheelchair, it's disrespectful to purposely stay in your seat and not stand just to make a "statement".

 

What IS innapropriate is having skimpy sluts standing on top of the dugouts doing booty dances like they're at a strip club, cheerleaders don't belong on baseball.

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I'm not against singing it at all, and I fail to see how it takes someone's rights away.

 

However, asking someone to leave the stadium for not standing is absolutely and insanely ridiculous. In this case their rights are being unjustifiably taken away, and that is insanity. If I was in a mall Easter time and someone yelled at me to stop walking past a singing rendition of "Christ the Lord is Risen Today" because it was disrespectful, I'd be pretty pissed (true story, by the way).

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Unless you're in a wheelchair, it's disrespectful to purposely stay in your seat and not stand just to make a "statement".

 

 

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Can you explain to me why it's disrespectful?

 

And so you know, it never was and still is not a custom to stand during God Bless America.

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I'm not pretending to be the Manners expert, but I believe I'm correct in supposing that standing silently during the National Anthem is appropriate, even if you don't want to sing it.

 

But there are no such rituals concerning "God Bless America".

 

Remember, they didn't even sing it at ballparks until after the terrorist attacks on 9/11.

 

What I do object to is talking during the National Anthem. Each time I'm at the ballpark, there are tons of people around me who stand and have entire conversations during the singing.

 

I stand when I want to and don't stand when I don't want to.

 

Let someone escort me out of the ballpark.

 

 

Calling the ACLU.........

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i have no problem with people singing the song at games during the 7th inning stretch though i never sing it or even the national anthem myself.

 

i do think its kinda annoying though.

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This is all Steinbrenner's fault. He is so focused on making the Yankees "America's Team" that he thought playing GBA during the stretch meant that the Yankees loved America more than the other teams. Now everyone else is afraid too look disrespectful of America. It's pathetic. I doubt these people in Sarasota were thrown out JUST for sitting down - we had heard of it, and a lawsuit would've been filed. But I think it's all right to stay in your seat. It doesn't mean you're against America, just over-sentimentalized bulls***.

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I don't have a problem with it. It's being sung at a private event which is held as part of a private company's business.

 

They could sing Das Lied der Deutschen for all I care.

 

If you don't like it, don't go. I'm sick and tired of people erroniously trying to project thier 1st amendment rights where they are not applicable. It's just the same as the incident here on the boards that occurs every couple of months, where someones' post gets deleted and they flop out thier 1st amendment rights as a defense.

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its not really a big deal, it shouldnt be anyway.

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Meh, too much freedom in this country.

 

-Sometimes that freedom leads us to war

-Sometimes that freedom doesn let me call a black person a "Black Person" cause its not PC

-If im in an area where the majority of the people oppose my views, My freedom might be in peril because their freedom can put my life in danger.

 

Well thats why we have a judicial system, and like it or not, I think its the best one out of any country, it does try to protect my freedoms while at the same time protecting the freedom other's, and even though some decisions mightve been faulty, the majority of the time they make the most prudent choices.

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The playing of God Bless America during the stretch is just another sly move to force phony patriotism down the throats of a captive audience. Never before 9/11 was it custom to sing "God Bless America" during the middle of the 7th inning. It amazes me that people do not see their rights slowly being taken away.

 

I was recently at a Sarasota Red Sox game on the west coast of Florida last week and during the singing of it, a group of people who did not stand up were asked to leave the stadium.

 

I will make it a point now to NOT stand up when they choose to play God Bless America at any game I attend. I'm a very patriotic person, and I proudly stand up for the Nartional Anthem, but this whole thing of phony patriotism instead of the real "7th inning stretch" is getting out of hand.

 

 

That's my take on it, and I'm interested to see what other views on this issue are.

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Oh for pete's sake :boo-woo

 

Can't handle hearing the word God... but yet I have to sit back, not be a bigot and watch "married" dudes make PDA's.

 

You people suck.

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