a reply to: Godstuff
Excuse me, but it seems rather outlandish of you to dictate what true American means, when you do not support freedom of speech, and when you bad
mouth American veterans of countless conflicts who have expressed solidarity with the protests as made already, by taking a knee themselves.
Furthermore, you have no idea what DisinfoEqualsTerrorism was doing during the Obama, Bush, or Clinton administrations, so how do you see fit to
comment on that, exactly?
Also, your insistence on calling legitimate, constitutionally protected protest "disrespect for the flag" is tiresome and inaccurate. Not only do the
protests as made, not disrespect the flag, they also fail entirely to violate any of the points made in the United States Flag Code. It is precisely
because the individuals who are protesting love their nation, that they deem it necessary to protest at all. Think about it. If they cared not for
their country, they would not be moved to protest to improve matters within its borders.
Anti-American? This argument is false, no matter which side of the pond one happens to be on. I do not respect my government, or the authorities,
therefore I disrespect my country... its false, flawed, vacuous and factually incorrect, to suggest that someone who protests a given subject, is
automatically expressing an anti-national view point. In this specific instance, the individuals protesting, are protesting because the constitution
is being violated by the unbalanced treatment of their fellows, at the hands of a government agency and other authorities. Again, if they cared not
for their country, they would take their money and go away from it, taking their money and their families and friends with them. But they do love
their country, and so they are prepared to put themselves to inconvenience to improve it.
Here is a fact, since you love them so much:
The country you are in was founded in protest.
It is unlikely that an act of protest which seeks proper and constitutionally valid (that is equal) treatment of all people, under the law (and by
extension, by law enforcement agencies), is capable of being an offense to the flag, or the nation it represents, given that it is the spirit of
protest which birthed the nation.