National Anthem Dbq

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Kneeling for the National Anthem The controversy of people kneeling during the National Anthem has made many furious and others shocked. I believe it is ok to kneel for the national anthem, because we have the right to freedom of speech. The kneeling brings much attention, in result people begin to focus on the real issue. Others counter this protest by saying that it disrespects the flag and our members of the armed forces. They also say that it angers many people and shows division in our country. The kneeling for the national anthem has brought many controversy. Many say that the action has nothing to do with the military or ones in service, but with the inequality and revocation of our rights. “I’m not going to stand up to show pride in…show more content…
Kneeling can cause an unnecessary distraction to their team and can make the fans stop watching the games. Another football player, Malcolm Jenkins said, “So me not standing for the national anthem isn 't really going got get me the results that I want.” (Doc 5). Jenkins is saying that he supports the message, but believes it can be done in a different way. Drew Brees said, “It’s an oxymoron that you’re sitting down, disrespecting that flag that has given you the freedom to speak out.” (Doc 5). Drew is stating that the flag has given all your rights and the freedom to speak out, yet you are kneeling, and disrespecting it. Brees also believes that he can deliver the message in a different manner. President Trump disagrees with the entire movement of kneeling and is furious. He said, “If a player wants the privilege of making millions of dollars… he or she should not be allowed to disrespect… our flag and should stand… if not, YOU 'RE FIRED. Find something else to do!” (Doc 6.) Mr. Trump is expressing his anger and has made many statements and remarks towards NFL owners. Trump began his tirade against protesting players during a campaign rally in Alabama. These events brought up the question, is it ok to continue this protest, even if the president does not
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