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By James A. Lyons Jr.
The president has shifted alliance from friend to enemy
Topic - Kevin Blackistone
An ESPN panelist describes the national anthem as a militaristic song that should not be played at sporting events.
I've read (and maybe even said) some incendiary things through the years that were designed to elicit a response or stoke the ire of readers in order to initiate a frank conversation. But a recent piece by national columnist Kevin Blackistone makes even the seasoned political watcher cringe.
He almost betrays his true feelings when he writes, "Sports framed by the politics of militarism has nothing to do with football, baseball or a NASCAR race."
In his recent missive titled "Time to Turn Off National Anthem Before Sports Events," Mr. Blackistone argues that the singing of the national anthem at sporting events has outlived its purpose.