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Let's bring it out about the NFL and bended knees.
October 1, 2017
11:50 pm
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Nesaie
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May I preface this by saying I'm not a Trump supporter?

When I get into arguments about whether or not a football player takes the knee for the Anthem, I'm of the point that they're employees.  Personally, I've waited tables.  At certain restaurants I wasn't allowed to wear a cross.  That too is in the 1st amendment, last I looked.  Some restaurants, I did wear a necklace with a cross.  Yet these people want to play a race card...So, I wonder, if I couldn't get a job because I wore a burka?  Would they defend my 1st amendment?  Would these same people defend my right to wear a cross?

The more articles I read I wonder, "who is the racist here?"!!!

So, Trump has a right to his opinion.  After all, he too is protected by the 1st amendment, isn't he?

Free speech!  Free religion!  Freedom of the press.  Read it!  Learn what you're talking about.

So, anyway...Trump is coming from the view of a CEO.  When he says "fire them", they're employees.  It is up to the employer to keep them employed.  If the employers lose money, then these kneeling boys won't be worth employing.  😉

Such a society would be dominated by an elite, unrestrained by traditional values. Soon it will be possible to assert almost continuous surveillance over every citizen... - Zbigniew Brezhinsky

October 1, 2017
11:54 pm
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Oh, I even had a guy say, "give football back to the liberals".  I literally laughed out loud!  I'm thinking..."Um...Nixon loved football and so do Southerners...When exactly did it become 'liberal'???"

Such a society would be dominated by an elite, unrestrained by traditional values. Soon it will be possible to assert almost continuous surveillance over every citizen... - Zbigniew Brezhinsky

October 2, 2017
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Then there is this story I just saw locally, where two kids were kicked off the football team for taking the knee. http://www.bellinghamherald.co.....72821.html

I feel this is justified.  Good for the coach to do this.

Make your choices carefully, there are consequences for everything.  It is their choice to not stand up for the Anthem, but it is also the coach's choice to kick them out.  Nobody is harmed, you made your stand...you lost.  Get over it, we've all lost at some point.

Such a society would be dominated by an elite, unrestrained by traditional values. Soon it will be possible to assert almost continuous surveillance over every citizen... - Zbigniew Brezhinsky

October 2, 2017
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Yes I have written my same point of view these are just employees and they are costing their bosses a lot of money, using the bosses dime for their protests. The stadium and team owners are paying for the losses this has generated. It is pretty sad to me their employers have caved into their protests, by joining them. Well its their financial funeral, I wish I was a football watching just to quit watching. Too bad team owners are more interested in hiring the best quarterbacks or runners, as more important than personal behavior.  Nobody in this world is allowed to punch the time clock and think they can protest during work, let alone cost your boss a lot of money. 

It was now spread into other games, and I 100% agree the 2 high school players should be kicked off the team, schools make the rules, and seems to be a thing, that students think they can walk our of school to protest things like immigration problems.  No way in my book. 

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