So now, 8 year olds/3rd graders take a knee during national anthem at a little league/grade school football game. The NFL does it, so should we! The coach defended this act by calling it a “learning moment”. A few will always follow the action of a few, with or without any understanding.
I’m not going to get into the details of what brought this about, but NFL players were taking a knee long before the Jason Stockley trial in St. Louis was even a story. But the boys on the east side of the Mississippi River used that and the NFL as their motivation.
What is lost or probably more accurately, never was, is these same kids were never taught how they got the right to kneel in protest/for any cause, which they can yet explain. They kneel and turn their back to the flag…….. the flag that represents their right to do so. When you do that, you turn your back to all those men and women who died for that flag and your rights, all of your rights; which especially include freedom of speech and expression. Learn some history before you paint your own history. How many of those kids will some day join the military or become officers of the law and look back and say, “what the hell was I thinking”. Do not judge until you have all the facts. People don’t want to do that. We all have a right to an opinion, this is mine.