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.)
Football players should not be punished for their opinion and issue in which they protest in the United States because it brings awareness to society issues, use social status, and even though people disagree that the protest should not happen during the National Anthem. However, it the best time to show the fans what issues they are protesting. This act of protest is nothing new to America, but it has only just become an outrage due, to the involvement of the president and many other average citizens that claim it to be an unfit way to protest. The first instance of this act dates all the way back to World War II, when the Supreme Court voted down a demand that the flag should be saluted during the Pledge of Allegiance (Sachs 1). Then time goes by until 1996 when basketball star Abdul-Rauf was suspended for the length of one game, due to him refusing to stand for the national anthem for a religious purpose.
I do not think that they are being disrespectful towards the military or the flag because that is not what they are protesting against. They are simply trying to bring awareness to an issue that has been affecting the United States for awhile now. Instead of trying to understand their position, some people are retaliating and even going as far as booing at them during the anthem. I do not believe that that is productive in any way when trying to fix the issue. As a country, we need to try to understand why some people feel like there is social or racial inequality and work together to begin getting rid of this
These freedoms have been the backbone of this great country for centuries, has set us apart from other nations, and has shaped the course of American history. However, the first amendment freedom of religion is more difficult to protect in the classroom than the outside world. Two defining pieces of American history are the Supreme Court cases of both West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette of 1943 and Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District of 1967. In the 1943 case, the West Virginia State Board of Education required all students to salute the flag and recite the Pledge of Allegiance. However, many of the students were Jehovah 's Witnesses and argued
Rhetorical Strategies Analysis Essay “For the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.” Two hundred and forty one years ago, the American colonies began their fight for freedom -- one year later they declared their independence from Britain as the United States of America. Patrick Henry’s The “Speech in the Virginia Convention” and Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence were the catalysts for this revolution, and the reason for these documents’ fame could easily be attributed to the power within the words. Both were written on the topic of Britain’s mistreatment of the colonies and thus their need for freedom;
I think that Colin Kaepernick was wrong to not stand for the national anthem. I understand where he is coming from about African Americans being sometimes oppressed, but I believe it was extremely disrespectful to the men and women who defend our country. He also has made kneeling for the anthem a movement and many more athletes are doing it. Drew Brees is correct when saying that Kaepernick has insulted a "sacred" flag. I believe there is a time and a place where you can express your feelings, however during the national anthem before a game is not the right time nor place to do so.
One argument made by Senator Robert M. La Follette was “I think all men recognize that in time of war the citizen must surrender some rights for the common good which he is entitled to enjoy in time of peace. But, sir, the right to control their own Government according to constitutional forms is not one of the rights that the citizens of this country are called upon to surrender in time of war.” He does not agree with taking away the right of free speech. There was a cartoon drawn that states “Swat the Fly but Use Common Sense.” This cartoon shows that we wanted to win the war, but we should not take away the important rights of the citizens. There was a Japanese citizen of the United States named Korematsu. He was born in the United States, but his parents were born in Japan.
A President who can show us that we can live in peace and not have to worry about “ohh he's racist” or “he only cares about the money and not us”.Instead of that we need to say “he stood up for us” or “he's a President that wouldn't let us down even for money”. All of this is just saying that we aren't in a look out for a perfect president were in a look out for a President who cares for us.The president should try to make this country a better place to live even though it is going well right now but there some thing that our president can do so he can change these
We intentionally rob them from health care benefits leading them and their family to be unhealthy with more medical conditions. “Although America strives to portray itself as a country of opportunity that can transform citizen’s lives, it is actually no different in terms of social mobility than anywhere else.” (Clark). Also, just as Authors Tan and Anzaldúa talk about how much they were beaten down, and not able to show who they really were because how afraid they were of what Americans would say about them. Why does it really matter what color are skin is? Or where we are from to justify us as a good human being, or
At first, they will fight this with all they can, which means that they will not spend any money in such activities. The older generation still feels that the idea of international products is better than local ones, and those who have the financial capacity to travel abroad will do so, because it is a drastic change in the culture and would require extensive marketing to get the citizens to believe in local entertainment and domestic tourism. Then it will require citizens who are religiously conservative to be more accepting of the changes that are
All I’m trying to say is that this is our chance to free America from Britain. I wouldn’t care If i were on the verge of dying I will fight till my last breath and keep my heart towards the truth. We are an amazing country and we deserve to be free and that is why I am Reenlisting. Because this is my duty to protect our country from Britain’s unfair rule. The question “Would you Re- Enlist” is significant because it shows who will stand for America or back down.
In this day and age people are most concerned with being politically correct. A person must be aware of what he or she says and be sensitive to other people 's religious affiliations and cultures. The controversy of the Battle flag is affecting politicians directly in the upcoming elections. Nia-Malika Henderson, Senior Political Reporter, says that, “The flag debate is quickly becoming a major political issue ahead of the state 's crucial first-in-the-South presidential primary next year. Many Republicans, including Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum, have avoided taking a position on the flag.” (Henderson) Citizens of America are taking sides on the Battle flag controversy and that plays a major part in how the voters will choose their leaders in the upcoming elections.
He says, ““it would be a betrayal of everything Reverend Pinckney stood for, I believe, if we allow ourselves to slip into a comfortable silence again.” He goes on to state, “That’s what we so often do to avoid uncomfortable truths about the prejudice that still infects our society.” This is a call to action by the president for the nation to not forget about this incident. We cannot become quiet about this disaster as we have done for many others. Pinckney would want us to work towards eliminating this bias. The group singing of “Amazing Grace” was one of Obama’s uses of pathos. This has a unifying effect and makes the speech feel heartfelt.
(Q) How could the leaders of the Puritans look at this case and think that their religion or their lifestyle is healthy for the people? Winthrop 's ideology is basically telling the people that no matter what good deeds you do it 'll never be good enough for God. On the other hand this guilt is basically what built America. Why else would the Puritans be working so hard to make a functional city (besides the Queen 's authority and the promise of freedom of religion) they thought that they were the "chosen ones" by God and that the city upon a hill was the promise land. But was it worth all the constant fear and anxiety that they would be burning in a pit of flames?
Due to voter apathy—voters not caring about or disliking voting—many potential voters do not vote. However, in a 2014 editorial, Reginald MacDougall argues that those people should vote, as he believes voting to be a duty for all eligible citizens. To advance this argument, MacDougall uses three main techniques: using an advantageous introduction, applying statistics and reason, and appealing to emotions. MacDougall starts his editorial by emphasizing that he is not trying to promote a partisan agenda through calling the recent 2014 United States midterm elections a “national disgrace”. While this is a minor part of the passage, it has a large impact on how readers see the piece.