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Today I just can’t summon the energy to write about any one of the myriad of immoral, hateful, destructive things you are perpetuating on our nation and our planet. Nope, not Today. So instead I am going to use a verse written by Andrew Freborg about your megalomaniac, pathetic, insecure stance on those NFL players who have knelt during the National Anthem to protest injustice (“maybe they shouldn’t be in the country”). I realize on the surface it may not look like the most important thing you are saying and doing, but this verse puts it in a broader perspective. Maybe you could understand it even if you don’t agree with it. It is addressed to the NFL players.
I stand to honor the promise the flag represents. You kneel because that promise has been broken.
I stand to affirm my belief that all are created equal, and to fight alongside you for that promise. You kneel because too few stand with you.
I stand because we can do better. You kneel to remind us to be better.
I stand to honor all that have fought and died so that we may be free. You kneel because not all of us are.
I stand because I can. You kneel for those who can’t.
I stand to defend your right to kneel. You kneel to defend my right to stand.
I stand because I love this country. You kneel because you love it too.