And the ones who fought to give us the freedom of speech also fought to give us our basic rights. Standing for the flag is showing respect for our nation and if our nation doesn't keep it's word on our basic rights, why should we stand? Yeah, I may be only 16 but I obviously know a lot about what our basic rights are than you do.
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For anyone who is going to say 'blah blah blah the Dutch hate their country because it's so liberal blah blah blah', any criticism of the Netherlands is always met with 'sod off to your own country' or a generally vicious verbal fight. They like the Netherlands, they only show it when you dare to criticize it
I Thailand the nation stops including the cars at 5pm when the national anthem comes on. In China the people proudly stand and honor the rising and lowering of the flag. In fact, all nations that I have lived in show respect to the county they live in by the national anthem and flags.
I don't see it that way. By taking a knee or not standing during the anthem, you are protesting how the country has already turned against what it claims to represent and are opposing hypocrisy. Also, I wouldn't equate refusing to stand during the anthem with burning a flag.
@Reach500 And if *I* were leading a protest, we would very much be waving that flag as a reminder of what it is supposed to stand for.
No it's not. They're using their platform to get their point across to more people.
So someone can be paid to do a job, but then purposely try to upset their customers? Doesn't sound right to me and in most businesses people doing that would rightfully get fired.Or is it because those sports people with millions of dollars need more money and think they are being held down?Or is it because they want to defend Black criminals that were proven to be criminals but people defend them and insist they were innocent regardless of proof just because they were Black?How about them supporting that racist hate group BLM? They support attacking White people and cops and even killing them.People that support that stuff are no good POS people. Only very racist or very stupid people would support them.
There's a debate over whether it's disrespectful to the soldiers who died for America or whether it's simply a way to protest inequality, (not standing for a flag that represents a country who won't treat you right) and whether people are allowed to protest that on a paid job (football games in particular)