No Respect

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

virtual flag burning

Another example of a misguided sense of outrage. Colin Kaepernick, the quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers, refused to stand for the national anthem, citing outrage at the way black are treated in our society. While he may have a valid point, showing such blatant disrespect for the symbol of our country amounts to a virtual flag burning.

If he felt strongly about it, as he must, there are other ways to show your outrage. It's not like he doesn't have any voice outside of doing what he did. All he had to do was speak his mind, and millions of fans would see it, almost instantly. Are you telling me that the major news networks wouldn't be all over that? He showed zero respect for the country that allows his turn playing a game into millions of dollars. In my book, that's unacceptable.

 

 


Submitted: August 28, 2016

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hullabaloo22

There are so many ways now to make your opinions known, especially when you are someone with lots of followers. Well said, Mike.

Mon, August 29th, 2016 9:32am

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Thanks, Hully--and I tried not to, but I just couldn't!

Mon, August 29th, 2016 6:44am

oldandhistorical49

Agreed!!

Mon, June 17th, 2019 11:02pm

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Thanks, O&H49, I wrote this a while ago, and have mellowed my stance on this a bit, I still don't like it, but I think a peaceful protest to highlight their causes is nothing compared to the disrespect Trump shows a every perceived slight is juvenile and well beneath the dignity of president

Mon, June 17th, 2019 4:57pm

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