Colin, you are offensive to me but I won’t ask to have you removed.
This flag is the flag from the birth of our nation. Yes, our history included slavery. There is not a nation in history past or present that has not had something that was regretful or wrong. Kaepernick is using the image of this flag to protest against our nation, because that is now his legacy. I question how knowledgeable Kaepernick is on American history? Kaepernick will find anything and everything offensive, bitching is something he has found in himself to be best at, better than he ever was throwing a football. Colin I hope you find that statement offensive. Guess what, I won’t be removing it. I meant it!
Kaepernick, the great kneel-er, disrespects our current flag, finds it too offensive or he wouldn’t. If you find this nation so offensive, why not find another home. You’ll find that no one here will find it offensive that you left.
Nike, you are weak. I hope your step child Colin Kaepernick is worth the loses. I’ve had it with the political (in)correctness you cave to. Never again will I spend so much as a penny on your products.
GOD BLESS AMERICA, thanks to those from 1776 to present day for defending our great flags and nation.
Colin Kaepernick, chose to sit on his now familiar Bench during the national anthem and apparently will continue to do so. Okay, so good for him, many of us are tired of discussing ‘to stand or not to stand’. It really isn’t the issue. He did not choose to burn the American flag like some disrespectful shit disturbers, and good for him. Now the Hillary squad is in an uproar over Donald Trump supporter, Pastor Burns for his tweet of a blackfaced Hillary, symbolizing the democratic beloved candidates pandering to black “voters”.
Kaepernick was/is apparently offensive to many, as was/is Pastor Burns! Both of these gentlemen chose to make a point, gain some attention for whatever cause they may have if only for attention. In today’s world, good or nice deeds get little to no attention. Things outrageous or hair raising and often crazy makes headlines. Hell we should be use to it by now! Do you think Donald Trump would be where is today, one election away from the White House if he acted like Jimmy Carter or Gerald Ford……..both boring; aside from poor golf swings or clumsiness. We could have been looking and listening to Jeb Bush still! Trump occasionally says things (okay often) that make the outrageous seem small…..and sometimes with really no message except insult. But it gets headlines! It may be simply a strategy, get attention. It is difficult for a non-politician to come on the national scene an win an election any election, let alone the presidency. That is normally reserved for career and often failed career politicians. So, Trump had to make some noise. I believe President Trump is less off the wall than Candidate Trump.
So, what really is the difference between Kaepernick and the Pastor? Nothing, except to those that want to be politically correct. What does political correctness do? It shows our division and inability to respect one another’s opinion to be different in how we react and believe. I can choose to ignore a Colin Kaepernick if I don’t like what he does or how he expresses himself. Its easy to do……and no, for the record I didn’t agree with his choice. There are many things I don’t like about our government and the direction we are headed, but I stand before and in respect of OUR flag. I don’t think of Obama, Clinton (or even Trump) or Congress during our national anthem; far from it. I think of the men and women before us who sacrificed their lives, and those serving today who gave me the right to stand or sit and rant when I feel the need; and gave me the luxury of living in a country where millions of others strive to enter legally and illegally (and willing to die trying).
It is still with all our flaws the greatest country on earth.
I am not going to get into the stand or don’t stand debate. Everyone knows the ‘you have the right to free speech and you can’t force anyone to stand against their will’ defense (right). I do agree with some of Kap’s reasons for his attention getting performance to remain on the bench during the anthem. He nailed Hillary pretty well on breaking the law without being held accountable. The cops killing blacks on the street…….. yes it is happening, but not all those cops are whites killing blacks. Colin failed to mention as many do, black on black killings in the streets are far more evident than any cops killing/murdering.
I understand Colin may be looking for another job real soon, as his football skills have diminished significantly over the last couple of years. May I make a suggestion, Mr. Kaepernick can do something about the situation in this country he addressed; go to Ferguson. Ferguson is looking for a few good men and women minorities for their police force. They’re taking applications. Colin, it might be your calling! It doesn’t pay as well as the pudding job you have, but you can make a difference!