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Coach teaches some respect for the National Anthem

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posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 06:29 AM
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Are the players protesting racism and police brutality? I ask because no one is talking about the reason why, which is a pretty decent indication the protest failed. Now they have to try something else again, and the next method of protest may be more controversial than this.




posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 06:29 AM
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a reply to: 4003fireglo

Some have, most either have not stated why, or said they did so because trump said dont.



posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 06:30 AM
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a reply to: Domo1

Faaaantastic.

Way to go completely off topic, and waste your time with personal attacks.



posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 06:36 AM
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You know what disrespecting the National Anthem (and all the attachments various people make to it) would look like? People talking, shouting, singing something else, chanting, jumping around, dancing, taking a dump, etc. What these protesters are doing is the epitome of respect. They are kneeling, in silence. What about burning the flag? That's been done and protected by the USC.

You know what IS disrespecting the country and everything is stands for? Creating division. Lying to the American people. Disparaging the justices and the justice department that constitute a fundamental part of our government. Disparaging elected officials that have devoted much of their lives to serving the country. Disparaging military that have given their lives for the country.



posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 06:37 AM
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a reply to: Justso

I do not need to be told what the subject matter is Justso.

And as for what happened to me? Nothing happened to me. It just seems that way, because your lot pissed off clear to the wrong side of the political spectrum, and dug themselves deeper into that cesspit every day, since that tangerine tumour you called a president was elected. That did not happen to me, that happened to everyone the hell else. I have not moved a damned inch, and I am unlikely to either.



posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 06:37 AM
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a reply to: TrueBrit Thank you I could not have said it better. That flag represents freedom, freedom to do as we please as long as that freedom does not infrindge on others. To kneel is part of that freedom and if those who have died and to those willing I highly doubt being forced to stand is not part of that freedom.




posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 08:01 AM
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a reply to: TrueBrit
You are so difficult to interpret. Maybe because you're a Brit. But, your rude approach and emotional response loses what I believe is your core ideology.

Something has changed-you have not always been so sure of yourself, ready for combat, and without an ability to see peripherally. I expected more.



posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 08:09 AM
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a reply to: Ddrneville

Ever think about moving to a better country ? Let me know where one is and I will move too



posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 08:24 AM
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a reply to: Justso

I will tell you once again, I am the same man today, as I have always been.

The only difference is the stimulus with which I am confronted.



posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 09:14 AM
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a reply to: TrueBrit
It's your reaction to that stimulus. You have changed or at least your responses are more angry and less open for discussion. I miss the old Phage Please find him. You have a good brain but your heart has changed.



posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 09:24 AM
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a reply to: TrueBrit

Well, we agree on this, at least, barring some choice overdramatizing.

But keep in mind, while the founding fathers fought to free us from forced worship of flag and country, they also fought to give those who still want to the right to do so--and the right to be offended or angry when said flag is disrespected.

But that doesn't mean that respect should be forced, and Domo1 wasn't advocating that. Basically, all she said was that she thinks that there's a better time and place--basically, a better way (which is hard to deny, since this protest has been usurped by non-related topics)--to protest police brutality or a president's words.

The thing is, not one single American is force under law to stand, salute, place their hand on their heart, or sing along to the national anthem, and that's something to celebrate, IMO. But the right to call people out on perceived jackassery is also something to celebrate, even if other people find it ridiculous or ignorant.

You get kudos for a good lesson in your comment, but you were one-sided in your argument, or at least biased to one side. Being outraged over perceived disrespect to the flag or country is not tantamount to pissing in the eye sockets of the founding fathers--on the contrary, I believe that they'd be proud that both sides can exist in the same country without either one being arrested or locked up.



posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 09:31 AM
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originally posted by: Justso
a reply to: TrueBrit
It's your reaction to that stimulus. You have changed or at least your responses are more angry and less open for discussion. I miss the old TrueBrit Please find him. You have a good brain but your heart has changed.


Fixed it for ya...and I agree with your assessment. Ever since "The Tangerine Tumour" (tumor) was elected, there has been a dramatic shift in civility.



posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 09:49 AM
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a reply to: Domo1

How dare you use the Great Boxxy as an avatar.

That's just... i dunno. but it is something !!!11 She committed social suicide for our lols..

*kneels for boxxy*



posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 09:51 AM
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originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: Domo1

If you have a problem with these kneeling protests, then you have no idea what the flag you covet is supposed to stand for, nor what the blood you falsely claim to wish to honour, was actually shed for.


Ahem... "Supposed to STAND for"

Freudian slip?



posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 09:56 AM
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originally posted by: Domo1

originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: Domo1

If you have a problem with these kneeling protests, then you have no idea what the flag you covet is supposed to stand for, nor what the blood you falsely claim to wish to honour, was actually shed for.


Enlighten me.


It's easy. You see, if someone hands you an unsigned cheque, you should throw it in the face of everyone who put you in the position to get said cheque, and claim it's in protest of everyone you never met who doesn't get a free ride.

And kneeling is the best way to make everyone aware of the atrocity that you seek to change. Everyone knows kneeling is a stab in the face to atrocity. Each and every one of those kneelflakes is a veritable Gandhi crossed with a mother Theresa.

with a little MLK and Rodney king thrown in for good measure.



posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 10:26 AM
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originally posted by: badw0lf

originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: Domo1

If you have a problem with these kneeling protests, then you have no idea what the flag you covet is supposed to stand for, nor what the blood you falsely claim to wish to honour, was actually shed for.


Ahem... "Supposed to STAND for"

Freudian slip?


Freedom?
There are more and more people questioning just how free, the land of the free really is....

**Lol, just noticed the "stand" for.....
edit on 26-9-2017 by snowspirit because: Added



posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 10:33 AM
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Oh look, more people whining about Americans exercising Constituional rights.

Keep it up. Soon enough, none of us will be allowed to exercise our Constituional rights.

I'm sure you'll all be singing the same tune you are, now, though.



posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 10:36 AM
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originally posted by: snowspirit

originally posted by: badw0lf

originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: Domo1

If you have a problem with these kneeling protests, then you have no idea what the flag you covet is supposed to stand for, nor what the blood you falsely claim to wish to honour, was actually shed for.


Ahem... "Supposed to STAND for"

Freudian slip?


Freedom?
There are more and more people questioning just how free, the land of the free really is....

**Lol, just noticed the "stand" for.....


So free, you can't exercise your Constituional rights to peacefully protest because it's offensive to delicate snowflakes feelings.

This thread is amusing. Rather than add it to one of the MULTIPLE threads that already exist, the "ermahgerd Americans exercising Constituional rights crowd," has to continually make thread after thread reminding us how "outraged," they are over Americans exercising Constituional rights.

They can spin it ANY way they like - it's a Constituional right.

Some folks just don't want to see Americans exercising their Consitutional rights, for some reason.



posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 10:46 AM
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originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: Domo1

If you have a problem with these kneeling protests, then you have no idea what the flag you covet is supposed to stand for, nor what the blood you falsely claim to wish to honour, was actually shed for.


Tired of hearing that story.
This coach has got it right.
My biggest joy out of the entire sad situation is that the bum who started the whole thing, Colin Kaepernick, is still out of a job in the NFL.



posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 10:59 AM
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Fought for our right to protest as long as it is not during the anthem. Never heard of that before in discussions on rights.







 
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