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Indiana bill to fine 'inappropriate' singing of national anthem

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It's a good thing the Republicans in Indiana have their finger on the pulse of what's important these days. What red blooded American would rather have their politicians focus on irrelevant issues such as the economy when they can spend their time working on the real problems of the day? How brave.

Sen. Vaneta Becker, R-Evansville, has introduced a bill that would set specific "performance standards" for singing and playing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at any event sponsored by public schools and state universities. The law also would cover private schools receiving state or local scholarship funds, including vouchers. Performers would have to sign a contract agreeing to follow the guidelines. Musicians -- whether amateur or professional -- would be fined $25 if it were deemed they failed to meet the appropriate standards.

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