Patriotism, honor and sacrifice; three words that hipsters, (most) millennials and as of recently…an NFL quarterback know nothing about. Thousands have served our country through 2 wars and have seen first-hand what sacrifice means. Personally, I have lost many of my best friends and teammates to both wars. Whether they agreed on the politics behind being there, when our country asked, they called! So sitting on my ass while our nations anthem is played is something I cannot fathom. I can say with a substantial amount of certainty that with any other veteran, this is also the case. With all that said, the United States of America would not be who we are without the right to free speech, expression, religion and most importantly…the right to bear arms.
The lame stream and social media is exploding with everything from calls to suspend, fine and bench the silver spoon fed 1 – back from the 49ers. I would say any of those punishments are not out of the realm of deserving at best…however, if we are corking how people (no matter who they are) express their beliefs are we any better than any country with the phrase “Islamic Republic” in front of it? The same countries that prohibit women’s right to vote or have an opinion. Are we any better than a country that its people cannot speak out about corruption, nepotism and crooked politics? Our bill of rights was written and established to ensure a truly FREE nation. There is a double edged sword here. Our constitution grants the right to plant your ass during our national anthem or raising of our colors, does it make doing so right? Not in the slightest.
As a staunch pro 2A supporter, this is an example of why we cannot be subjective with the verbiage of the same document that ensures our right to keep and bear arms. The more we all stand up and call for the dismissal of pseudo celebrities for expressing their beliefs [as superficial and retarded as they are], the more ammo the libtards [that want to ban our firearms] have. Let me be clear, Kaepernicks refusal to stand during our national anthem is disrespectful and by doing so, I look at it as him dancing on the graves of my fallen brothers…the same brothers that enable his ability to play with a ball and make millions of dollars doing so, while they fought [and died] for less money than Kaepernick car payments. Insolence runs rampant in our society. Starting with BLM, and other domestic terrorist groups. The same groups that would wipe their asses with our constitution if they could, yet complain about the rules imposed on them without it. I am a constitutionalist by every stretch of the imagination. I am a full supporter of ALL amendments to our constitution, however I will side with EVERY gold star family that has lost a loved one while fighting or serving to protect and preserve the constitution of the United States of America.
What are your thoughts on Colin Kaepernick and his blatant disrespect of our national anthem, flag and those who have sacrificed life and limb to protect it?