Yeah, I understand why they want to protest and make themselves heard, but they are doing it in an incredibly disrespectful way. I’m sure there are plenty of other ways they could think of to get their message across, but what they’re doing is just really unnecessary. By kneeling during the national anthem, the players are being very rude to all of the brave men and women who have risked their lives and died fighting for and defending America. If it wasn’t for these people, the NFL wouldn’t exist and those players wouldn’t have jobs, and especially wouldn’t be making the millions of dollars that they do. I don’t think the NFL was trying to be offensive towards the military, but they were and it’s not okay.
I believe the Declaration of Independence does uphold the principles most of the time. I say this because there 's some things that have happened, or is happening, which causes it to not uphold it all the time. Most of the time it does hold up, with having laws and other things. “All men are created equal.” is a principle of the Declaration. That is right most of the time, but there are a few reasons why it isn’t the rest of the time.
Not only are they fighting for our country, but also sacrificing their lives for others. To kneel or link arms during the national anthem is disrespecting the soldiers who fight for you on a daily basis. For example, Alejandro Villanueva, a former army ranger who served in Afghanistan, was the only NFL player that remained on the field for the national anthem. Later on he had to apologize for his actions because it was “embarrassing” for the team. This matter is displeasing because this player shouldn’t have to apologize for doing the correct thing, while his teammates did not.
Chip kelly, kaepernick's coach stated “it was his right as a citizen”. In other words stating that we have the right to protest our beliefs. By kaepernick protesting the national anthem he is protesting america. Professional athletes shouldn’t protest the country they live in. Police officers may have failed the american community but no one is perfect.
Declaration of Independence The declaration of Independence is far more rhetorically sound than the speech in the convention. In the second paragraph of the document, Jefferson is stating basic human rights that ultimately provokes emotions in the readers, which is commonly known as pathos. Pathos is a huge rhetoric tool because generally most people act on their emotions, thus, giving the argument an advantage. Logos is mainly used throughout the whole document but is frequently used when Jefferson is listing the people 's grievances at that time. Jefferson was trying to logically explain to them the issues they were blinded from.
Football players in the NFL are protesting racial inequality and police brutality by taking a knee during the National Anthem. Although this is a peaceful protest, the NFL is no place for a protest to occur. The NFL is for people to play football; not for politics. This protest was started by a quarterback from the San Francisco 49ers, Colin Kaepernick. Colin Kaepernick started all of this because he said that he refused to honor a song or “show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.” When he first started doing this, people did not really notice what he was doing.
The current debate over kneeling or sitting in protest during the National anthem ignited by Colin Kaepernick in 2016 has escalated to become a nationally divisive issue. Colin Kaepernick, quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers refuse to stand during “the Star Spangled Banner” Aug. 2016, to protest against racial injustice and police brutality in the United States. These athletics that chose not to stand for the national anthem because there was a message they wanted to send. Needless to say, an individual has a right to believe as they so choose. Kaepernick along with many others feel that not standing for the national anthem is a peaceful way to protest and release their feelings.
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people” (Gregory et. al.). With this point, it provides the idea of the reasoning behind the protest of not standing for the flag. For the majority of the protestors, they are protesting African American rights of American citizens. For NFL player, Colin Kaepernick, this is a major issue.
Symbolic interactionist perspective in the article is the “flag” it symbolizes patriotic for the country and the “national anthem” shows how we fought for our freedom. 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. To me this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way.
Fourthly, this allows us an alternative if all attempts to convert the subjects fails. We shall take the necessary steps to deport and ban them from our country, which is exactly what we need to protect our culture. If, for some reason, their home nation refuses to take them back, then they shall be confined for life. This would prevent them from spreading their boorish ways. In conclusion, I dearly do hope that the people of America may consider my proposal.