As a quarterback in the NFL, Colin Kaepernick has thousands of eyes on him during games. He took an opportunity to “stand up” for what he believed in by taking a knee during the national anthem. Although many people agree with what he was trying to stand up for with the Black Lives Matter cause, many also believe he did it in the wrong fashion. The reason many people believe Kaepernick was in the wrong when he knelt for the national anthem is because these people feel he is disrespecting not only the United States, but also the troops that have fought to keep our great nation free. Although there are many people that disagree with his actions, there are also a vast amount of people that support him, and have even joined in with his protest.
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
In the professional world, opinions can be dangerous. Holding a controversial opinion can damage your reputation; stating an opinion that contradicts your boss 's can leave you vulnerable; voicing your opinion at the wrong time can make you appear foolish. The old adage attributed to Abraham Lincoln goes, "It 's better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt," and in the realm of business, that seems to be the truth. At the start of the 2016 NFL preseason, Colin Kaepernick, quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers, decided to take a seat during the National Anthem. His gesture during the first preseason game went unnoticed until the third preseason game.
One of the themes presented by Sue Monk Kidd in, “The Secret Life of Bees” is pushing boundaries. In the book, Lily runs away from her abusive father and stays at a beekeepers house where she would be safe. This beekeepers house is a black family and while she stayed there and everyone was constantly pushing boundaries. The story relates to the article written by Nadra Kareem Nittle which was called, “How the Freedom Riders Movement Began”. This article was about a group of people called freedom riders traveling together to end the Jim Crow laws or other known as, racist laws.
Free Speech is important because we need to be able to voice are opinions and have discussions and/or arguments with people about our beliefs and ideas. We do have some amount of free Speech in America but it 's getting small because people say 'you offend me ' or 'That 's Offensive ' and the government keeps limiting it because people are being wimps. If you says something about me and it 's offensive I don 't say 'your being offensive. You need to be fired ' or something like that. Instead I say 'hey!
The union is literally opening to police department as well as themselves up to a large lawsuit if someone gets injured due the police department 's lack of taken action to protect those who kneel during the anthem. As a vet who now will live a life in a powered wheelchair, their actions angered me at first. I then took pause and realized that my sacrifice was to assure all American 's their rights and freedoms. If everyone always agreed with everyone else views, there would be no need to protect individual 's freedom of speech.
Ronith Murali 4th hour Mrs.Schmidt AP Language & Composition During the 60’s in America, the civil rights movements for African Americans was at it’s peak. Following Martin Luther King’s assassination, the common response to the tragedy was violence. Cesar Chavez writes this article in hopes of informing the American people that violence is not the answer, and that if they continued on King’s non-violent path to equality, it would bring about more change. When looking at Cesar Chavez ‘s article, one can clearly see that he is easily able to persuade his vengeful audience to cease the violent protests throughout America, by utilizing several examples of juxtaposition, rhetorical appeals, and impactful diction.
The Fall for Freedom Introduction Throughout Reagan’s presidency, he was always well spoken about his dislike towards the Soviet Union and their belief in communism. So, on June 12, 1987, President Ronald Reagan stood by the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany to deliver his speech “Tear Down this Wall” to the people of Berlin in opposition of the Berlin Wall and for them to accept western democracy. Throughout his speech, Reagan expresses a vision of freedom through rhetorical devices such as, rhetorical appeals, repetition and imagery to specify on the importance that East Berlin can only really gain freedom once they tear down the wall and both sides are reunited. Historical Context Once the end of World War Two was nearing, Germany
In my opinion, freedom of speech is one of our most sacred constitutional rights as Americans; therefore the role reversal that has taken place within the past few decades regarding freedom of speech does not phase me. As someone who considers themselves a fairly strong conservative I'm smart enough to realize that the Republican party is flawed and the constituents who make up the party are even more so. My view of the Constitution does not come from that of a conservative, but from someone who interprets the Constitution based off of how the founders viewed it. While Ronald Reagan was by far my favorite president by no means was he perfect. Even though I'm a Republican and strong supporter of Reagan if I was alive back in 1966
How important is free speech? Should it be restricted or limited in any way? The idea of free speech has been around since 1971 when the first amendment of the Bill of Rights was adopted. The intention of this idea was to give Americans the right to express themselves without having to worry about government interferences. As the years have gone by, the idea of how our speech is protected has changed.