Kneeling or locking arms during the national anthem is unacceptable because it is disrespectful to the flag, to the soldiers, and sets a bad example for the upcoming generations of athletes. The flag is the base of our country and shouldn’t be disrespected. Each color
On the other hand being a bystander or being neutral is letting thousands of innocent lives die at your hands. This inaction by the decisions of a country influences people to deem their self interests more important than the unity and prosperity of the human race as a whole. Neutrality is a very hard decision and can have a number of different impacts both positive and negative, which is highly controversial but neutrality should not be used as a decision for a country.
Some believe religion is meant to be private to many because they do not want their children seeing an athlete make a religious gesture during America’s favourite pass time. Tebow’s behaviour is polarising because he appears to ignore or at least not acknowledge that the world of religious belief is complicated and diverse. Given the highly public nature of Tebow’s conspicuous piety, no wonder that thoughtful people are troubled by either his ignorance or his unconcern with how belief, both private and public, should come to grips with facts about religious diversity. (Watson p 232) Tebow seems to be a cultural phenomenon as much for his religious beliefs as for his sporting prowess. Born in the Philippines in 1987, the fifth child of Baptist missionaries, Tebow’s childhood was steeped in the morals and values of evangelical Christianity.
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
Why do you stand during the National Anthem, some people stand out of pure respect, other people sit because they are “oppressed”. Colin Kaepernick started a controversial protest during the preseason football game on August 14th. Many people agree that it is for a good cause, but he is not choosing the right time to protest. People believe that standing during the National Anthem is a sign of respect and gratitude for your country, but people like Kaepernick chose this time to sit or kneel to get people to look at the oppression towards minorities in the country. Kaepernick told a reporter, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people, and people of color.” Then he continued to say “To me,
AAVE is largely misunderstood in a pop culture, everyone thinks AAVE as an unacceptable English when, in fact, it’s not an unacceptable English, it is a full-fledged dialect of English.There is absolutely nothing wrong with AAVE, but it just wasn’t appreciated because of its historical and social reasons, for example relating it to the history of the race or the socioeconomic classes, etc.During that period anything the Black people would do would be called defective, they weren’t allowed in any sort of media or in any educational field because they didn’t want the next generation to learn poor English and instead learn the standard English. So AAVE, as we all know was widely misrepresented. But, as the years passed by, AAVE started to become
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.
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
Henry David brings up the point that there are people who are opposed to certain issues in the world and sit with their hands in their pockets too afraid to do anything, and claiming out in the open that they have no idea what to do. They wait, he claims, “for others to remedy the evil, that they may no longer have it to regret”. If one desires change, they must join in the fight to cause that change. Voting against a candidate, protesting against an unjust law, civically fighting against an unjust law, are all examples of exercising one’s civic duty. If one looks back to see how much change civil disobedience has caused, one would notice the massive differences between then and now.
Patriotism is not obeying in anything our figures tell us or do, it is not plainly showing up to vote. The need to understand more about what inspires a voter before conjecturing his or hers patriotism is greatly required. One may held an election just to gain something at someone else’s expense. As Dr. Johnson one said, “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.” The waving of the flag can be an external sign towards patriotism, however, we cannot cheapen the expression by ever proposing that it is anything more than a
It is not polite for anyone, kid, presidential candidate or sportswriter to change your mind, no matter what. Such people are not really thinking; they are just being relentless. Lastly, he states that “ So while I still think it would be nicer if the Redskins changed their name — some Native Americans, after all, are bothered by the name — I no longer think it is that important an issue. After all, if most Native Americans are not upset by the name, why should someone like me, who is not a Native American, insist on a change? After all, it’s just the name of a sports
In the sports article, “49ers Fans Burn Jerseys Over Player 's Refusal To Stand During Anthem”, Washington post claims that Kaepernick 's fans disagree with his actions, by burning his jersey. The article then mentions a few players and/or officials who support his decisions to kneel while the national anthem plays. Furthermore, Kaepernick 's action did not physically harm another individual. It is then argued, Kaepernick has a right such as the other individuals who reside in this nation, as an American we have freedom of religion and freedom of expression. Washington post concludes, with Kaepernick 's opinion, approval is not the reasoning behind this, but instead standing up for those who are
They want to do something to help the nation out. Bush’s speech does not contain any logos/logical sayings. He didn’t really need any. This was an effective address because the audience felt emotion reading his speech and they felt bad for everyone who was hurt. Bush is
Until he explained his intentions, he was initially pervaded with backlash from the American public, with statements primarily claiming that he lacked respect for the military. With myself included, Colin Kaepernick was labeled as an ignorant, sheltered un-American football player who disrespects veterans, those lost in war, and the servicemen and women who continue to defend our freedoms overseas. The National Anthem is the only time we truly demonstrate our patronage to the rights and freedoms provided by the nation’s military and law enforcement. However, I then recognized that being American is about anticipating change and the betterment of society, learning not to be satisfied and always searching for