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The 1st Amendment allows "freedom of expression" ....... *PIC*
Posted By: Stimer In Response To: Veterans don't get to decide what 'respecting the flag' means. . . *PIC* (LongGone)
Date: Tuesday - September 11,2018 15:54
In Response To: Veterans don't get to decide what 'respecting the flag' means. . . *PIC* (LongGone)
The Ku Klux Klan can march and demonstrate in support of its beliefs.
Neo-Nazis can march and demonstrate in support of their beliefs.
Evangelicals can march and demonstrate in support of the beliefs.
Blacks can march and demonstrate in support of their beliefs.
In the USA, ALL citizens have a right to "peacefully" express their opinions and beliefs. And I believe that is as it should be.
I can disagree with their belief and "demonstration" ... e.g., burning the flag, kneeling during the playing of the National Anthem, side-walk preaching by an evangelical, singing the Horst Wessel while marching and giving the Heil Hitler salute, blacks and their BLM demonstrations, etc. I may abhor and detest what they are doing, but I support their right to do it.
If Colin Kaepernick wants to kneel during the playing of the National Anthem, that is his right. I totally disagree with his act, but I support his right to do it. All should just ignore it. Give him his "15 minutes of fame". It'll go away on its own.
Veterans do NOT determine what respecting the flag is or is not. That code was well established long ago. Veterans, because of their military service, have developed a greater respect and appreciation for the flag and National Anthem than the average Joe Civilian. It angers them to a greater degree when they observe someone showing disrespect to the flag or the National Anthem.
SSgt Salil Puri is not addressing the real issue. The code of respect for the flag has been well established for many years. Veterans are NOT deciding what is "proper respect." They are just expressing their anger at anyone who is showing disrespect for the flag and/or National Anthem. They better, than most, have earned the right to express their indignation with such acts of disrespect.
BTW: Do you think Puri is working for Nike ???
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