Wisconsin Senator Pat Testin teamed up with Representative Tony Kurtz, a war veteran, and Rep. Scott Krug to introduce the wildly popular Star Spangled Banner Act. He put out a press release which made his constituents really happy.
Star Spangled Banner Act
Senator Pat Testin represents Stevens Point, Wisconsin. By standing up for the Star Spangled Banner in the Wisconsin Senate, he recently proved that he isn’t just a Republican, he’s a conservative too.
Those words used to mean pretty much the same thing but not anymore. There are way to many RINOs in the herd. Without a major party purge and return to traditional Republican roots, the party is over.
Today, @RepTonyKurtz, @RepKrug, and I proposed the Star Spangled Banner Act, which would require the playing of the national anthem at sporting events held in venues that have received public funding. pic.twitter.com/ZGDyt7OyMT
— Sen. Patrick Testin (@SenatorTestin) February 25, 2021
Testin was joined by his veteran House colleague Tony Kurtz of Wonewoc and Scott Krug who represents the town of Rome to sponsor the Star Spangled Banner Act, which would require any sporting event held where the venue gets a single penny of taxpayer money to play the national anthem.
In Wisconsin, that means Lambeau Field, American Family Field and Fiserv Forum.
The Star Spangled Banner is so beloved by deplorably conservative nationalists in America that a bad rendition nearly started a riot at one demolition derby in Utah.
Every time athletes kneel for it, the fans and viewers tune out. George Soros might not like the anthem but nationalist Americans do.
Something in common
As Senator Testin pointed out in the press release, “Hearing the Star Spangled Banner at a sporting event reminds us that despite our differences, we have something in common – we are Americans.” That’s why liberals hate it so much.
“This tradition traces its roots back more than a century – even pre-dating the song’s adoption as the national anthem. It’s a practice that unites us, and I believe it’s worth preserving.”
The press statement also notes that veteran groups including the Wisconsin American Legion and VFW’s Wisconsin contingent are fully behind a mandatory Star Spangled Banner requirement.
Even though it would require the national anthem is played or sung, there isn’t any penalty for violation. Just having it on the books is enough. Infractions will be prosecuted in the court of public opinion.
Republicans have control of the house in Wisconsin but it isn’t certain that the needed number of them are conservative enough to pass it. However if what happened recently to Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, is any indication, the fans won’t give the politicians any rest if they dare to defeat the bill.
When Cuban made it public that they wouldn’t play the Star Spangled Banner before home games his phone melted. So did the phones at the league office. They put the requirement back in the policy but still allow social justice demonstrations of taking a knee while it plays.