Freedom to kneel reason enough to stand for anthem - Tucson News Now

Freedom to kneel reason enough to stand for anthem

(Source: KOLD News 13) (Source: KOLD News 13)

As you have heard, a few NFL players have been kneeling during the playing of the national anthem. We have seen this spread to other players, including here in Tucson, where two Pima Community College football players knelt. The people supporting this say they want to start a conversation about how police are treating minorities. However, "The Star-Spangled Banner" has nothing to do with the police or how minorities are treated. The anthem dates to the War of 1812, and it recognizes both a flag and a nation that have endured through conflict both at home and abroad.

THINK ABOUT IT - this nation gives these players the freedom to kneel during its own anthem if they choose. You may disagree with their actions, but at least the players who kneel won't be thrown in jail. That's reason enough to stand, at least during the national anthem of the country that guarantees this freedom of expression. And it's a lesson for the young people who look up to these players.

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