Ok, so… Some people are probably not going to like what I have to say here… But I have a feeling some will…
Now, normally I don’t like publicly expressing my opinions on such things, but I am so fed up right now that I can’t NOT say something.
Why am I irritated?
I am so tired of turning on the TV, hopping on Facebook or Twitter and being bombarded by all this shit about the NFL and the anthem. Seriously people this is going way to far.
(Ok, here’s where people aren’t going to like me.)
These men are doing absolutely NOTHING wrong!
Let me start by saying that I personally would never not stand for the national anthem. Not because I’ve always been told I have to but simply because it is my choice to do so. Mine. Not yours. Just as it is their choice to take a knee during the anthem. Again, their choice. Not yours. It is seriously that simple people!
There is absolutely no LAW that says anyone has to stand for the national anthem. I wonder why that is?… No, I don’t wonder, I know. Because as this amazing country we live in was founded on the basis of freedom, such a law would simply be unconstitutional.
What I am really trying to understand here is why a political party who is always furious and insisting that us liberals are trying to obstruct their right to free speech and the right to bear arms, is currently in a tizzy and working extra hard to try to obstruct these men’s constitutional right to protest. Hypocritical much? Or does the bill of rights only apply when it suits your needs?
These men are executing their right to protest peacefully. Key word here: PEACEFULLY. They aren’t hurting anyone. They aren’t tearing up a town, they aren’t physically hurting anyone, they aren’t preventing anyone from going about their day.
THEY AREN’T HURTING ANYONE.
To those of you who don’t even watch football. Please explain to me how this is even affecting your life at all. You don’t watch football! Until you heard about this from other sources you didn’t even know it was happening and didn’t care. And to those of you who do watch and did see this happening. How does this ACTUALLY affect your life. You still get up everyday, put your pants on the same way as everyday before and go to work just like everyday before. This doesn’t affect you at all.
If I’m being honest here, what I believe is really going on is a certain someone, who I’m not going to name is intentionally trying to stir up shit. Now why would he do that you ask? To get your focus elsewhere so you are in such an uproar about such a small issue that you are failing to look at the bigger problems. You know, like your healthcare! Or maybe just to distract attention from the recent allegations concerning a certain daughter and son in-laws emails. (You know, the 2 people who are “allegedly” doing with their emails the exact same thing you were all insisting another person being imprisoned for.. .)
Basically, what I’m trying to say with this big long rant, is get the hell over it. Just as I can’t stop you from exercising your right to free speech. You can’t stop our athletes from kneeling during the national anthem. Why? Because this country that you are supposedly so proud of, and its constitution you want to protect so damn badly, say’s its their constitutional right to do so. GET OVER IT AND MOVE ON.
Stop with all the hate. Stop with the name calling, the insults and the plain stupidity of all of this. To be honest there are so many people out there acting like toddlers! Worse than toddlers! my children would never EVER treat people the way some people are being treated right now. Because my children understand the meaning of compassion, equality, and love.
Open your eyes and just look at the people around you who matter the most to you and worry about them. Not what some football players are doing on a football field.