I understand there are some minor problems in the world connected with things like climate change or hunger or war, or refugees, but it wonderful to learn that here in America we now debate REAL issues such as who stands, kneels, or raises a fist in the air. Sheriff Jeff Bell in Florida is deeply concerned about a serious crime that is being committed without the public being upset. Three members of the Miami Dolphin NFL football team went to their knees when our national anthem was played.
“I respect their right to free speech. However, in certain organizations and certain jobs you give up that right of freedom of speech while you serve that job.” HUH! In the United States armed forces, officers are forbidden to comment on political issues –publicly– since this is accordance with the importance of the military not to become involved in politics. However, all other troops have the right to say what they desire.
P.S. Somehow, playing in the NFL does not pose a threat to civilian versus military control of government!