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Rehzon

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atrimus

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Subj: Sports stars rise for the Anthem, while Americans at home sit on their butts waiting for the game to start.
Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 at 12:07:07 pm EDT (Viewed 117 times)
Reply Subj: NFL and kneeling
Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 at 11:43:49 am EDT (Viewed 161 times)

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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.


If Kaepernick had a problem, he could had some ant-cop violence sticker etc. Not rising for the Flag (believed by some) disrespects Veterans who fought for it, or ant-American. I agree Trump has no business in it.