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    Two excellent expressions by opposing positions on NFL players knelling during the national anthem.
    Hansen is appropriate about this issue.
    Supporting or opposing the NFL players demonstration should have nothing to do with ones opinions about patriotism.
    Hansen Unplugged: Anthem protests not about disrespecting the flag

    @Liz_Wheeler: When NFL players disrespect the flag, they disrespect my family

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    This man ( in the first video) simply does not get it, and I suspect his preconceived ideas had something to do with that.

    1 - First of all the NFL has been very hypocritical about this whole issue:

    It is simply a rule of the NFL that the national anthem be played before every game and that every player attend and STAND in respect while it is being played.

    The National Anthem must be played prior to every NFL game, and all players must be on the sideline for the National Anthem. From the NFL game operations manual:

    During the National Anthem, players on the field and bench area should stand at attention, face the flag, hold helmets in their left hand, and refrain from talking. The home team should ensure that the American flag is in good condition. It should be pointed out to players and coaches that we continue to be judged by the public in this area of respect for the flag and our country. Failure to be on the field by the start of the National Anthem may result in discipline, such as fines, suspensions, and/or the forfeiture of draft choice(s) for violations of the above, including first offenses.
    But when the Dallas team wanted to wear a small patch honoring the 5 Dallas police officers that were randomly killed by a black supremacist simply because they were Dallas police officers, the NFL would NOT allow it.

    When another team wanted to wear a small patch honoring the police and firefighters that lost their lives in the 9/11 disaster on that anniversary, the NFL would not allow it.

    Many people are fed up with the hypocritical actions of the NFL. It supports any criticism of our nation and Christianity, but will not allow any support of patriotism. The rules should have been enforced when Kaepernich took a knee the first time. He has voiced much hate for our nation and praised nations of Islam many times.

    2 - When Tim Tebow kneeled to honor God he was criticized by many of the same people that are now defending the players right to kneel to protest.

    In fact many football coaches have been fired for taking a knee on the sidelines before a game. It is fine for Muslim Black Supremacists to knee but not Christians.

    3 - My son served in the Gulf War. He has injuries today because of his service. Yet all the 8 years Obama was POTUS he could not even get the government to recognize that he served in that war, let alone get any treatment. He was told there was no record that he served in that war, for 8 years. He was refused treatment of any kind and he could not afford to pay for the treatment himself. He did pay for some treatment, but went without for most of his problems.

    After Obama was gone he was suddenly able to get recognized as a Gulf War vet and get treatment.

    My son had to put fellow Marines in body bags during that war. He took comfort in the small honor paid these Marines during the National Anthem before every game of any kind.

    Many vets could not get treatment for their wounds, but at least they were honored for the minute it took to play the National Anthem before every game. He took comfort in the fact that many times they even had vets come onto the field or stand of the sidelines to honor their sacrifice.

    4 - The National Anthem is not played to honor a flag, it is to honor those who sacrificed ( many the ultimate price) for our freedom.

    I think stealing is a terrible sin. It is a terrible sin to steal the small and short honor paid our vets and instead claim it is OK to use that time to protest anything.

    What if someone took your paycheck and claimed that it should be used to pay to protest their cause ( that you were against) instead of you getting the money. They would claim they have the right to protest and anyone who stands against them is against our freedom. They ignore the fact that the paycheck is yours and NOT theirs.

    Yes, Kaepenick had the right to protest, BUT his employer also had the right to fire him for not obeying the rules of the NFL. He was a paid employee and that game time was NOT his, but his employer had paid millions for that time to be theirs.

    5 - Further, we as taxpayers have paid BILLIONS for these pro athletes to be able to entertain us. Anyone who wants to be entertained pays for their ticket, or their cable bill etc. BUT even those who do not want to watch have paid BILLIONS to the NFL. The NFL is a Non Profit and has received BILLIONS in tax breaks and the cost to build stadiums for them.

    For a small group, who are run by Muslim Black Supremacist, and call themselves Black Lives Matter; to steal the small honor paid to our vets during the national Anthem is adding insult to injury.

    We have many that have been fooled to join in that abomination by BLM claiming our US Constitution says they have the right to do so.

    Lenin took over Russia with the help of millions of people he called useful idiots. Later these foolish people were killed by the millions by Stalin when he took the land away from them that the hated Czar had given them. The foolish people had been fooled into hating the Czar who gave them the land, and fighting for the Communists who would steal it from them.
    Last edited by Lou Newton; September 28, 2017, 01:37 PM.