dale blanker wrote:oohrah wrote:I am a Viet Nam combat vet, and when the hippies were burning the flag, I supported that 1A right, and I continue to support those same 1A rights today. Vote, vote with your wallet, vote with your participation. But you can't restrict others 1A rights without endangering your own.
Yeah, those hippies were denouncing an administration that got us into and kept us in a war that didn't make sense. I think John Kerry, obviously a patriot, was among those protesters. What a great system we have!
But frankly, I don't see the NFL players kneeling as any big deal. A sitting or turned-back or fist up would be something else, but kneeling - showing the highest form of respect - really?
If you think it is a form of respect I have some ocean front property in Arizona I would like to sell you, as others have said 1st A rights do not extend to employees. NFL players are employees of the teams they play for and as such should follow the rules their employer sets. Is it the fault of the player their employees refuse to punish those who break the rules, no. If the teams and NFL continue to allow this to happen then I for one will not watch. This Veteran is boycotting the NFL.