Quote:Kneeling is respecting the flag and perhaps more than standing. Pointing out the flaws in the system is inherently better, and frankly, kneeling is more reverent.
Quote:The system has flaws, and I agree that protesting those flaws peacefully is the better course. But NFL teams aren't kneeling out of respect (thought I don't think it's their intent to disrespect either).
It is respect, perhaps the ultimate respect.
Quote:The flag is a rag. No one died for it. They died for kneeling, and other forms of protest against the government.
Quote:I'm not really saying that kneeling is wrong, but there is some gray here that bears discussing. Yeah, people died for our right to kneel, but I think it's our duty to remember that they did die for that right. At least be mindful of honoring that sacrifice, which is in part what the flag is for.
No question they died, but the flag is nothing but a rag, and the song is just a rather poorly composed tune. Be mindful of the fact those things are pretty meaningless compared to freedom.
It would be if they stated their purpose was respect...their stated purpose is protest.
Well it is a symbol to many. Just like the confederate statues and flags that are coming down because they are symbols that are offending to many.
Just saying it kinda goes both ways.
They have every right to do this though one could question their motives and they have to face the consequences of others speaking their minds about their actions.