The obscene overuse of patriotism in America is creepy. Americans in my experience have an innate ability to overdo everything. Sometimes this is to their benefit other times not.Honestly, I don't see why we need the National Anthem before games anyway. I don't know what purpose it is supposed to serve. If I were to watch a ball game I want to watch the game. The Anthem has nothing to do with it.Here is the difference between people on the left and being "triggered' and people on the right being "triggered".
People on the left you make fun of them for being triggered for real issues like equal rights minorities, LBGT rights, me-too movement etc whereas the things that trigger people on the right are coffee cups not saying merry xmas, when people say happy holidays to them, when gays want to get married, when people use their free speech to kneel during the national anthem.
I never stood for the flag even when I was in Elementary school. I didn't sit as a form of protest or to draw attention to myself. I just didn't understand why we needed to do it every school morning.
I'm not a religious person and so the Happy Holidays thing doesn't bother me. I only get annoyed if one mocks one religion while being extremely protective of another. And as for marriage, I'm for government getting out of it. I don't care how many people get married to who as long as everyone is legal aged and in agreement over the arrangement.