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atrimus

Location: Saint Louis, MO
Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
Posts: 1,768
Subj: NFL and kneeling
Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 at 11:43:49 am EDT (Viewed 97 times)


Just wondering about everyone's position here.

While I sympathize with (Kaepernick's) initial reasoning, I'm not sure I agree with kneeling. Whatever social niggles the US has, the flag and National Anthem are as much to honor those who fought and/or died for the country.

That said, my opinion shifted once Trump weighed in. A President suggesting people be fired (i.e. punished) for kneeling during the National Anthem makes it a direct case of government interfering with freedom of speech, something those same soldiers fought and died defending.