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originally posted by: stosh64
originally posted by: Onslaught9966
originally posted by: carewemust
I bet the parents and spectators in the stands were appalled. I would be. No way my high-school son would kneel.
It is so crazy how you flag worshipers don't even realize how programmed you are by the government. It started in school and now you are probably programming your child to do the same.
Another thing that I find interesting is that the whiners and complainers are the same exact people who cry about the constitution and how it is being disrespected, yet will cry about people using their first amendment right.
You call us "worshipers" and Government "programmed".
I call it showing a little respect for the hundreds of thousands who have died fighting for that flag.
So the idiots have the right to ignorantly protest that which they know nothing about.
I say the ones kneeling are the brainwashed, programmed drones.
originally posted by: TruMcCarthy
originally posted by: MotherMayEye
a reply to: TruMcCarthy
It's a losing argument to take the position that you don't agree with their reasons so Trump should use his office as POTUS to call for a boycott and/or their firing.
JMO based on my understanding of the first amendment.
No offense, but your understanding is flawed.
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances."
Trump has every right to state his opinion.
Every person who, under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage, of any State or Territory or the District of Columbia, subjects, or causes to be subjected, any citizen of the United States or other person within the jurisdiction thereof to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the Constitution and laws, shall be liable to the party injured in an action at law, suit in equity, or other proper proceeding for redress, except that in any action brought against a judicial officer for an act or omission taken in such officer’s judicial capacity, injunctive relief shall not be granted unless a declaratory decree was violated or declaratory relief was unavailable. For the purposes of this section, any Act of Congress applicable exclusively to the District of Columbia shall be considered to be a statute of the District of Columbia.
originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
Stupid little pawns. Being manipulated into making empty gestures just for the sake of fad.
originally posted by: shooterbrody
a reply to: TrueBrit
Your employer tells you what "uniform" to wear.
Your employer tells you what building to work at.
Your employer tells you what time to be at work.
None of these are "free speech" issues.
These "protesters" have no free speech rights at work; none of us do. The constitution protects one from the government, not the employer. Don't like your employers job rules you are free to seek employment elsewhere.
In other words, the Flag Code serves as a guide, and it is followed on a voluntary basis. You won't be forced to stand for the National Anthem, nor hauled off to jail if you don't. Cases brought because of something in the code -- mainly ones that involve defacing the flag -- have made their way to the U.S. Supreme Court where the justices have upheld that such conduct is protected by the First Amendment. There are no provisions in the code for either enforcement nor penalties.
As controversy over Kaepernick’s decision spread, the NFL issued a statement over the weekend saying, “Players are encouraged, but not required, to stand during the playing of the National Anthem.
originally posted by: Lucidparadox
The minute Trump dropped those Tweets and Roger Goddell replied I knew this whole thing would blow up... and in the best way possible. Once Steph Curry, and Lebron replied.. then all the NFL owners as well... IT WAS GLORIOUS!!!!
Trump was right.. he will unify this country. The best way to unify people, is to find a common enemy, and that enemy is Mr. Trump himself!
Everyone's biggest argument was "blah blah blah athletes getting paid millions to play a game due to the flag and this country, how dare they disrespect it, blah blah, blah" and "blah blah ratings blah blah" and "You dont have freedom of speech at work blah blah blah"
Here we have STUDENTS.. KIDS.. of ALLL COLORS.. unifying TOGETHER, kneeling TOGETHER, for one just cause.. to protest the social injustices!
These kids are setting a good example!
Trump didnt expect that his outlandish behavior would fuel the fire, and actually FURTHER the agenda he is opposing, and cause the masses to unite against him. He has gone too far. Now, society is bouncing back!
ATTLE — The entire Garfield High School football team, including the coaches, took a knee during the national anthem Friday night before their game against West Seattle High on Friday night to protest “social injustices.” Our news partner The Seattle Times captured the action on video: Garfield High football players kneel during national anthem h After the game, which Garfield won, Garfield High School head football coach Joey Thomas said that "the players decided to do this" to bring attention to "social injustices," emphasizing that it was "a player-driven" move and that his players plan to continue the practice during the anthem before every game "until they tell us to stop." Here is an interview with head coach Joey Thomas: Garfield High School football coach on team kneeling h About four or five players on the West Seattle High School team also knelt during the anthem at the Southwest Athletic Complex in the West Seattle area. Seattle Public Schools issued the following statement: “Students kneeling during the national anthem are expressing their rights protected by the First Amendment. Seattle Public Schools supports all students' right to free speech.” The recent public protests during the national anthem at sports events began a couple of weeks ago when San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat during the national anthem to protest racial injustice. After receiving some criticism that he was disrespecting the flag, Kaepernick started kneeling during the anthem. Several other NFL players have also begun kneeling during the anthem. This is believed to be the first time that an entire high school football team knelt during the anthem.
This is truly incredible. I am so proud of those kids, bucking the trend and doing what is right!
The hate wont last much longer. The good will prevail, the revolution is beginning.
originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: stosh64
If you were not so programed yourself, you would understand that no one, in the history of warfare, ever died for a banner, a thing flapping in the breeze, or hanging limp in the still.
They fought for principle, for the people beside them, for the people they left at home. Those who fought for principle, like the freedom to protest at an unreasonable feature of daily existence, for example, would be only too happy to see that people are using the rights that were fought for, rather than allowing those rights to be eroded and destroyed by nationalism and faux patriots, with loud mouths and small minds.