However, these so-called protests have spiraled out of control and peaceful protests are a thing of the past. In past protest, people have made signs and have marched, in today 's situation people are burning the American flag. It should be illegal, right? The sad news is that it is one hundred percent legal. It should be illegal to burn the flag because it is a symbol of America and freedom, it is disrespectful, and it is an important part in history.
Another example of bravery is George Washington leading this country into battle against England. To be a true hero you must be brave and not be scared. People who are afraid to take chances never have a chance to be a hero. The second Quality of heroism is determination.
A number of Americans have recently suggested that the protest of football player, Colin Kaepernick was extremely wrong. At first glance, it does seem a little rude, and even offensive to people, but his reasoning behind doing it was strong. He refuses to stand up and represent a country and flag that still oppress people of color. America is regressing with equality and control over citizens, that’s not always the citizens fault, if people are treated poorly or a group is being attacked, people are going to react accordingly; and he has the power to speak out and stand up for the people that cannot. Yes, there are other ways that he could have protested and voiced his opinion, but either way, no matter how he did it, people would have gotten
People who oppose this way to protest tend to say you have no rights to kneel during the anthem. They also say that kneeling during the anthem is not showing any pride for the America. Someone even went as far as saying ‘They are spitting on the graves of everyone killed on 911. That may not be their intention but that is reality. (Expletive) you and (expletive) them.
President Donald Trump is definitely not very happy about these protests, saying that the players are disrespecting our flag and should be suspended or fired. People against these protests also believe that by taking a knee during the anthem the players are disrespecting the military and all of the sacrifices they make for our country. There have been several veterans, though, who have spoken out and said that they agree with and are on the protester’s side. Others say they will never watch the NFL again, because they do not want to support anything disrespecting America. NFL players have the freedom of speech and protest rights so they are able to speak out against
I strongly believe the reasoning behind the protest is completely ignorant. Kaepernick’s post game explanation for refusing to stand was to protest against police brutality and raise awareness against racism. That all sounds great, but when you dig down deep and do your research, you will discover that it’s a complete lie. The reasoning behind kneeling for the flag can be completely debunked. The whole movement is based on the hateful ideology called, ‘’Black Lives Matter.’’
Kaepernick believes that the flag does not represent that for his people. Kaepernick states the reason why he is so willing to sit is because of all the police brutality throughout the Caucasian, Hispanic, and African American community. Kaepernick said “I am not going to stand up and show pride for a country that oppresses black people, and people of color.
It would be unjust to pick and choose when our rights, specifically Freedom of Religion, can be exercised. Despite the fact that Muslims were responsible for the events of September 11th, limits should not be placed on all other Muslims just because a group of them did a bad thing. Slavery was a bad thing, should all white people today be held accountable for it? The Holocaust was a bad thing, should anyone with Nazi German Ancestry be held responsible? And so, the main point former Mayor Michael Bloomberg intended to make is that the harmful actions of a few should not be justification for the oppression of the
In his speech, Luther discussed how both whites and blacks were fighting together for our nations, yet if they were here, they would not even be close to each other: " So we watch them in brutal solidarity burning the huts of a poor village, but we realize that they would hardly live on the same block in Chicago. I could not be silent in the face of such cruel manipulation of the poor" ("Beyond Vietnam"). From this speech, we can all learn about the issues that occurred within the United
In my opinion I think that professional athletes should not be able to use their status to protest the events happening in the world. People who support those in favor of insulting america need to step back and realize what they are doing. When it all comes down to it we as citizens need to realize that people make mistakes, no one is
CRJU 1068 Should desecrating the American flag be illegal? The American flag is so loved because of what it represents; the land of the free. Unfortunately, that freedom also includes the ability to use or abuse that flag in protest.
They don 't want another racist shooting to happen. The flag is to racist to sell or for it to be displayed. A lot of people think they are cool with the flag and that they are cooler and all of that other stuff. Some people will use the flag as a gang sign and people treat the flag like it is trash and it doesn 't belong in America. The british people use this same flag but they use it for different reasons.
The people who are against immigration want it to get rid of it or they want it to be extremely limited in our country. One person who talked about how limiting immigration and stopping people from coming to the United States is a good change for us is David Goldman. In his article “President Trumps Immigration Ban is Magnificently Right” Goldman says that Trumps 90-day travel ban is “callous towards individual Muslims but merciful to American citizens, who have the right to go about their business without fear of mass terrorist attacks.” (Paragraph 3).
My opinion about the footplayers taking a knee or even locking arms is disrespectful to our veterans and to our country and also our national anthem. I don’t agree with what they are doing and more and more people are doing and it makes me a little frustrated. The national anthem was a poem that Francis scott key had written when he was a war slave and wrote it to show that our country will never stop fighting for our rights and will always show that our flag was still there and will always be a symbol of our freedom and our wonderful nation. So my overall opinion would be that it’s very disrespectful and I know what they’re trying to do that are revolting against racism
To begin to unravel the controversy that lies within the flag, one must understand the history. This flag was developed when the thirteen colonies were trying to obtain freedom from the British during the American Revolution. Benjamin Franklin can be connected with this flag because in 1751, he wrote a commentary to “thank the Brits for their policy of sending convicted felons to America [and] American colonists should send rattlesnakes to England” (“Rattlesnake Flags & Early American Snake Symbolism”). In 1775, a snake symbol arose in areas all over the colonies. It is unknown who exactly started the use of the rattlesnake however, it is known when it was used in a combat.