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.
Even so, money is being spent effortlessly on the war, instead of helping the lower class which it was a promise the government didn’t keep. In the speech, he made sure to make that remark by saying, “the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today.” This was a declaration that should move people into believing that war isn’t an option in the country and by creating this illusion of people getting sent to fight with others in Vietnam for more money won’t help the country at
Citizens can’t be managed by the rulers in everything they do. They have the power make great changes to better our communities and even though they may get punished they can't let fear control then. They can't neglect their responsibilities and have to assume their
Being at an NFL game was not the correct time or place to hold a silent protest, and there are people that fight to give Americans the freedoms and rights that they have, so why disrespect those who risk their lives for the USA. It may be one simple act of protest, but not only does it disrespect those fighting but their family and friends too. Like every situation in life, there are two sides to every story, both sides of this one have reasonable arguments. In conclusion, most people frown upon any type of act to disrespect those who give them their freedoms and rights, as well as those who’s duty is to keep communities
He was later convicted for his stand against the war in Vietnam and for violating the United States Selective Service laws . His refusal to join the army showed that he stood for his religion and what he believed was right despite him being a black. This had an impact in America as it empowered individuals who did not support the Vietnam war and those who did not support the government laws or system (mainly black Americans) . Moreover, every major social equality Association and Pioneer at some point adulated Ali and shielded his choice to oppose the Vietnam War. Ali predecessors on sports were not actively involved in politics.
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.
Many people presume that Malcolm hated and threatened Caucasian Americans constantly when advocating every African American should go out and arm themselves, form militias of their own. In an interview, however he defines himself stating "No, I said this: That in areas of this country where the government has proven its--either its inability or its unwillingness to protect the lives and property of our people, then it’s only fair to expect us to do whatever is necessary to protect ourselves". He later goes on and says he respects government and laws as well as " I’m not advocating the breaking of any laws. But I say that our people will never be respected as human beings until we react as other normal, intelligent human beings do. And this country came into existence by people who were tired of tyranny and oppression and exploitation and the brutality that was being inflicted upon them by powers higher than they, and I think that it is only fair to expect us, sooner or later, to do likewise."
They will look at the team, or the league, as a whole to blame for the protesting. Kneeling for the National Anthem at a football game is completely unacceptable and players who participated should pay consequences. So many men and women fight for this country and our freedom, and NFL players need to come to the realization of this. The reason they are playing the sport they love, and playing it without fear of their life, is because the soldiers of America fight for our freedom. NFL players should rethink their actions and protest in a different
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
As Thoreau believes “That government is bets which governs not at all” (Thoreau). Civil Disobedience plays much significance into current American values. Throughout the country, there are many non-violent protests that take place against the government due to the decisions that are being made. If an individual believed the government was not doing their job, they could disobey the law to prove their point, much like Thoreau. Thoreau displayed his act of civil disobedience by
Ignorance is strength.” The citizens of Oceania cannot rebel against something they cannot even define, or try to replace their government with another one that their language cannot define. Even if they decided that they hated how they are being controlled, the people of Oceania are unable to act because they would be committing a crime by doing so. But in our world today, just the opposite is true. We are encouraged to speak our mind, to express who we are, what we want, and what changes we think are necessary. In our world, protest is good, and change is positive.
A lot of people don’t care at all about laws, believing that these laws are getting in the way of their freedom and rights to live however they want, so they think that breaking rules is the right way to live. Frank Trippett in his passage “A Red Light for Scofflaws” states that the foundations of social order are going to be profoundly shaken if ordinary law-abiding citizens take to skirting the law, by first explaining that Americans are taking increasing liberties with all sorts of minor laws. He continues by stating that americans seem to think that law and order is for violent crimes only. The author’s purpose is to make people think about following the rules and orders, and to stop people from being scofflaws. The author establishes an