The right wing sure does love themselves freedom and liberty and avoiding oppression from an overbearing government, don’t they:
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.***
The bill calls for schools to maintain audio recordings of all performances for two years and develop a procedure for dealing with complaints if a musician is alleged to have strayed from the approved lyrical or melodic guidelines.
Idiots. Godwin aside, this is the kind of sheer idiocy you see in totalitarian regimes like North Korea. These fascists really have no problem with a minister of culture rapping people on the knuckles for insufficient or inadequate gestures of jingoism.