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Common Sense 10-4
Forced patriotism a step toward facism
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There’s been a lot of attention about our national anthem and the NFL these past two weeks and our own Tennessee Titans were front and center in the heated debate.Sen. Paul Bailey, R-Sparta, posted a message on social media saying he was “done” with the Titans if their players “start this crap” — an apparent reference to the NFL players who take a knee during the national anthem.Bailey’s post comes just days after President Donald Trump called for NFL players to be fired for protesting the anthem, saying “Get that son of a b---- off the field right now. Out. He’s fired.”The Titans apparently made a collective decision to stick together and stayed in the locker room until after the national anthem in a show of solidarity.