In discussion of country’s ideal, a controversial issue has been if kneeling during the national anthem is disrespectful or not. On the one hand, many argue that they are expressing their first amendment rights. On the other hand, many people believe it’s disrespecting our nation 's ideals and the people who fight for our freedom. My own view is that it is not disrespecting the country’s ideals if the country is not living up to the ideals itself. While people believe kneeling during the National Anthem is disrespecting the country 's ideals, I believe kneeling during the National Anthem is not disrespectful.
For instance, Eric Reid wrote in his article “Eric Reid: Why Colin Kaepernick and I Decided to Take a Knee” that he “remember[ed] thinking our posture was like a flag flown at half-mast to mark a tragedy” (Reid). Clearly, the protesters were not intentionally attempting to be disrespectful and view their actions as respectful, however, that does not change how they are viewed by others. According to Quin Hillyer, they should not “denigrate the symbols of a nation of good people” (Hillyer). Although the protesters feel they are being respectful they need to realize that from the opposite point of view their actions appear quite disrespectful (Hillyer). In addition, Eric also states that “we .
We cannot respect this great nation if we do not respect the rules and laws it has in place. First and foremost be mindful of the rules and laws. Let us educate ourselves on what they are and have an understanding of why they were and are put in place. Next be responsible, do not be in situations that may cause us to undermine and break the law. Take responsibility for ourselves and understand that the rules and laws were put in place to protect us.
For years, the National Anthem has been seen as a sign of respect to those who have fought for our country's rights and safety. Standing and being quiet during the anthem has been a custom to the citizens of America at events like concerts and sporting events. Recently, many pro athletes have taken a stand against the racial problems in our country by kneeling during the National Anthem. Many see this as a peaceful form of protest, as opposed to not playing or beginning violence in games. But others have different opinions to the subject and have become enraged with the “lack of respect” that this displays.
It 's good that we have this right because it tells the people that comes from other countries that they can still practice their religion in the united states. This is in the first amendment no one can take this right for you. This is important for people that come from another country and they don 't want to change their religion so they have the freedom of religion that helps them to keep practicing their religion. This is a big freedom that the united state gave us which is freedom of religion that is written in the first amendment of the
All they wanted was equality. It has also been pointed out that these athletes are using their rights that were fought for. A letter signed by 35 US veterans stated, "Far from disrespecting our troops, there is no finer form of appreciation for our sacrifice than for Americans to enthusiastically exercise their freedom of speech” (A letter from Medium.com). This demonstrates the complex idea of patriotism, where actions such as standing for the flag in order to show respect, can be changed in protests if their justifications are legitimate. Patriotism allows change as long as it is for the benefit of their country and citizens; therefore, the concept of patriotism should accept peaceful protests with the intention to fix injustices.
I disagree because if someone or some group has a problem with government’s actions against their own or some other country, they shouldn’t start burning flags or other things. Burning a national flag is disrespectful since it is not going to change anything and it will send a wrong signal to others that doing this is a right way to show your opposition to any policy. There are lot of things which we don’t agree with but that should not result in a violence or burning flags and other things. Protect can be done in a peaceful manner and there are other avenues to make your voice and opinion
I should respect others, listening to their opinions and ideas, and not condemning them. I should use my freedoms properly, not for the benefit of myself only, but for the benefit of my country as a whole. I should use any skills that I may have in a way that can be of help to those in need. And most importantly, I should practice my freedom of religion as a way to spread God’s Word throughout the nation, leading as many people to Him as I possibly can. This is my responsibility to