According to AJC, the United States Code says that other than people from the military, people should stand for the flag. However, it only says should, not must, so not standing for the flag is valid. The Ex-President Obama supported Colin and addressed on labor day about Colin’s protest. (Vox News) He declared, "But I don 't doubt his sincerity, based on what I 've heard. I think he cares about some real, legitimate issues that have to be talked about.
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
The players that kneel should be suspended or kicked from the team or some type of punishment. Everyone should show respect for our country wether they want to or not. Someone needs to stand up and do something about this. The National Football League thinks that it is alright to kneel during the National Anthem because they say there not disrespecting the veterans that proudly stand up to fight for our country they kneel because of Police officers treating blacks bad and to protest against the NFL’s owners and Mr. Trump. But kneeling during the National Anthem is rude and disrespectful because its meant to show respect for the people who fight for our country and who lost there lives for us to save
The author, Joseph Heller, creates the character of Yossarian as a way to express his true beliefs of what heroism is. The book Catch-22 has impacted many people with how it refers to war and the way the soldiers fought and survived it. Joseph Heller created a new way of how to view the war and how most of the soldiers felt through it at that time. The approach that Heller took towards the meaning of war and what truly happens in it was formed when he himself served. Today, some soldiers still have that feeling, but not quite as strong as back then.
Though he is criticized by some and his family is taxed by the situation, his decision to defend Tom was the wise thing to do. Yes, his family was mentally and physically changed by the incident, but he also changed Maycomb’s outlook on racism and destroyed the reputation of disgusting people. Sometimes casualties must be sustained to change something. Racism was a larger problem and drawbacks on his family were too little.“As you grow older, you’ll see white men cheat black men every day of your life, but let me tell you something and don’t you forget it—whenever a white man does that to a black man, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how fine a family he comes from, that white man is trash” (Lee Cp. 23).
Captain America represents the epitome of selflessness. Everything he does is meant to protect the well-being of innocent people. Looking back to his origin story, Steve Rogers wanted to enlist in the US military so that he could serve his country but he was too unhealthy to do so. He took part in an experiment and became a “Super Soldier.” From that point on, he became Captain America and every action was for America and the American people. He does not care for his own well-being if it means that he can help others.
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
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.
Colin Kaepernick, the quarterback of the San-Francisco 49ers, chose not to stand for the National Anthem at a recent National Football League game. Instead, he decided to express his unhappiness with the way African Americans are being treated by police, by kneeling to the ground. This was his form of protest and attempt to convey his message about how he felt. Kaepernick does have the right to not stand for the National Anthem, however, it is disrespectful. People fight for our freedom, so why disrespect those men and women and an NFL game was not the right time or place to hold his protest.
Another quote said by John F. Kennedy was, “In your hands, my fellow citizens, more than mine, will rest the final success or failure of our course” (Eidenmuller). This quote from Kennedy made Americans in the crowd notice they were so much more important that they had perceived. John F. Kennedy aimed to hit the hearts and souls of his audience. Whether it was convincing them to aid others in their time of need or to simply make citizens realize it is impossible for just
He develops his argument very good because he manages to connect with the audience. He shows a lot of emotion and evidence when he says a "white person killed Martin Luther king." He tells everyone that we should work together and that they should be fighting against each others side because that is what Martin was fighting for that they should stop being racist and stop treating dark skin people like they do not belong there. He also says that Martin "dedicated his life to love and justice between fellow human beings. In paragraph 2 he says "I have some very sad news" and it shows his emotion toward the assassination not only because he was fighting for something good but also because that was his brother.
One of the main issues is that people believe that the movement hates white people and that they are anti-police. They go on to explain that they do not hate white people, they hate white supremacy. White supremacy, in short, is “suggesting that in order for white lives to matter, black lives cannot” (“11 Major Misconceptions About the Black Lives Matter Movement”). They want to explain that the Black Lives Matter movement is to “affirm the value of black life in practical and pragmatic ways” (“11 Major Misconceptions About the Black Lives Matter Movement”). Their examples of doing so are, fighting inequality and gentrification which forces people out of their homes and communities that they have been in generation after generation.