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originally posted by: Tempter
I heard he converted to Islam recently, as in the last two months. No wonder he's anti-America now.
originally posted by: crazyewok
a reply to: burdman30ott6
Weird thing is I totally get what you said 100%.
And quiet frankly 90% of those most caught up with flag waving at sports events and who can chant the anthem at the drop of a hat probably cant recite the bill of rights or tell you the diffrence between the American war of independence or civil war or what battles there grandfather's fought in WW2. (And thats not a dumb American jab, brits are guilty of our own form of ignorance )
All things like pledges of allegiance and mass public displays do is create government sheeple, and promote a collective spirit.
Real patriotism is learning and applying your countrys core values and principles , learning its herratige and upholding its principles.
Kaepernick and Reid kneeled during the national anthem Thursday before the 49ers' 31-21 preseason victory over San Diego, ignoring scattered boos and angry shouts in Qualcomm Stadium at the Chargers' Salute to the Military preseason game.
"I just wanted to show my support for him," Reid said. "He wanted to make it clear that he wasn't trying to be disrespectful to the military or the national anthem, so he decided to change his position to be more respectful, but still bring awareness to the issues that he believes are going on in this country, and that I wholeheartedly believe exist in this country."
Up north in Oakland, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane showed his support for Kaepernick by sitting on the bench during the anthem.
Lane said he did it mostly to show support for San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who sat during the anthem in a game last Friday saying he was protesting the treatment of people of color in the United States, and particularly issues with police.
“I wasn’t trying to say anything, just standing behind Kaepernick,’’ said Lane, who is in his fifth year with the Seahawks after being taken in the 2012 draft.