You Do Not Have To Be Patriotic! (And Other Fun Takeaways from the Kaepernick Kerfuffle)
Nathan Rabin
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I think you are absolutely wrong, sir.

The “Star Spangled Banner” isn’t that bad of a song.

Putting the institutionalized racism it ironically ignores aside, it measures up to and, arguably, surpasses most national anthems from a musical standpoint. In my opinion, of course.

But you are free to dislike it. As free as Colin Kaepernick is to refrain from participating in its honorary pregame ritualizing.

Otherwise I get what you are saying.

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