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My Facebook response in a discussion about if kneeling disrespects the flat

Surprisingly, the person a couple of us were debating really liked this response:

I wouldn't say they are protesting the Anthem directly but making a statement that the state is treating different races differently. If you went to a friends house for dinner and they had another friend there and they made you take your shoes off but not the other friend, offered the other friend dessert but not you, laughed at the other friends jokes but frowned at your jokes. How would that make you feel in their house? So think of the US Gov as a house where we all live and things like the Anthem are a symbol of this house. By kneeling peacefully they are making the statement that they feel like they are a second class citizen under the flag. That the "current" Gov. that the flag represents isn't treating them fairly. Our country is never stagnant, it's fluid and needs to constantly be watched. As Jessie Venture said, respect for the Gov. is earned. The founders flat out said if the Gov. gets out of line the citizens have a duty to put it back in line. That keeping the Gov. doing the right thing through protest is one of the most patriotic things one can do. Under the Constitution, protest to an un-just Gov. is considered the holy grail of patriotism.

Joy Reid Loses Her Mind In An Attempt To Attack Progressives

Every white Republican on Facebook has found the one black person in the country on their side

who has made a video and has his it posted. (Concerning the the NFL kneeling uproar.)

Meanwhile, Puerto Rico is in chaos and Trump is trying to start WWIII

I originally supported Sanders but voted enthusiastically for Hillary a month early

As a show of support for Hillary and for some healing, who else supported Sanders first but worked hard for Hillary once she got the nomination? Who else here who supported Sanders felt like their heart had been ripped out when Hillary lost?

Six Feet Under "Rapture" death

Jesse Ventura Salutes Colin Kaepernick's National Anthem Protest! "I Served My Country So That You

Molley Ivins

Isn't it a coincidence that kids grades started to plummet 40 years ago when trickle down economics

kicked in? I was listening to Norman Goldman's show the other day (Goldman had a sit in host that day) and this idiot called in and started ripping on public education and then he pointed out that it started its decline 40 years ago. The sit in did a poor job of responding and I was dying to call in and point out that yes, as the middle class started to fall apart because of trickle down Reaganomics, parents got stressed working two jobs, money got tighter, marriages started breaking apart and then kids grades start to drop.

How do we solve the education issue? Livable wages! Strengthening the middle class, fighting income inequality! That's how!

This should ALWAYS be part of the Democratic response to the education debate.

Edit to include this Carlin video as he is saying something similar but he doesn't connect the dots precisely to Reaganomics:

Here Are Some Ways People Disrespect The Flag On Flag Code. Taking a knee is not one of them

As Jefferson said: "Dissent is the highest form of Patriotism."

Here Are Some Ways People Disrespect The Flag Daily Based On Flag Code
Taking a knee is not one of them.

President Donald Trump accused athletes on Friday of disrespecting the American flag by silently protesting, but taking a knee isnít covered in the U.S. Flag Codeís respect section.

On June 14, 1923, or Flag Day, a federal code was put in place that would serve as a guideline for how to handle the American flag. There are several sections in the code about proper national anthem conduct, how to display the flag, and yes, even how to respect the flag.

The code does state that everyone should stand at attention facing the flag during the national anthem, but standing or kneeling isnít actually covered in the respect portion of the code.

Here are some things that Americans do on a daily basis, however, that are disrespectful:

American Flag Clothing

Edited to include a photo:

More: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/american-flag-disrespect-tru_us_59c7140be4b06ddf45f867a0?ncid=APPLENEWS00001

Psychic Cringe Fails

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