Republican share a common respect for the American flag, patriotism and the national anthem. We stand up to one of the oldest signs up public ceremony because it means something. We love our country and honor those who died defending it.
The leftist attacks on our most sacred public ceremonies are disingenuous. It’s like someone decided, “hey, how can we really stick it to Trump voters… I know, let’s do something to dishonor the national anthem, that will show them!” It was not hard to find a poster child in the NFL who went along with their foolish plan and pushed an agenda that has the nation reeling in protest at these dishonorable displays.
Their right to foolishly assault the memories of those who died to protect the flag is protected by the constitution and we do not question their freedom to do so. It’s the disingenuous reasoning behind this protest that is frustrating the country who just wants to watch football without political drama.
The protests were led by Colin Kaepernick who famously wore socks that depicted police officers as pigs. He refused to stand during the anthem to raise awareness of social injustice towards African Americans by police officers. Wonderful, everyone already was aware of the Black Lives Matter movement and its well-funded campaign on social inequality. This may have been a self-serving attempt to draw attention to a mediocre player whose contract was up for renewal soon. Once the media propped Kaepernick’s protests up, he had little choice but to kneel before the liberal echo chamber and accept their agenda serving praise.
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