SES
The Cowboys were an example of how to do it right.
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:07am
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Take a knee as a team to show unity BEFORE the flag gets rolled out and BEFORE the anthem gets played.

Then stand and link arms while the flag is on the field and the anthem is being played to show respect for all that they represent -- including the millions of men who have fought and suffered and died fighting in the uniform of their country.

The vast majority of Americans are patriotic and love their country and love their flag and hate to see it used by pampered millionaire athletes to protest -- something. Who even knows what they're protesting anymore.

To the vast majority of Americans the flag is much more than "just a piece of cloth".

When I see the flag, I think of the Marines on Iwo Jima who saw the flag go up on Mount Suribachi and cried and cheered while surrounded by hundreds of their wounded and dead fellow Marines.



I think of the two Marines in Vietnam walking up the street carrying their American flag.



I think about reverently taking down the flag during "retreat", making sure that no part of it touched the ground.



I know that to some people, it's all just nationalistic patriotic nonsense. Some people feel like they're too good to be patriotic. Some people feel like the flag is just a piece of clothe, no different from an old rag.

But the majority of Americans don't feel that way.

Especially if they've had a loved one return to them with a flag draped over their coffin.


  • https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/25/sports/football/cowboys-cardinals-anthem-protest.html Out on the field! A day after most of the N.F.L. engaged in at least some form of demonstration during the... more
    • The Cowboys were an example of how to do it right. — SES, Tue Sep 26 9:07am
      • to F off. Seems you miseed that in your copy and paste crocodile tears over the Flag.
      • flag. Kneeling on one knee is and always has actually a sign of deep respect. That's why it was the chosen move that began this whole brouhaha. That so many have taken it to mean something other than ... more
        • Taking a knee has its place. But...SES, Tue Sep 26 4:28pm
          ...when protocol specifically states that people should STAND during the playing of the National Anthem, taking a knee instead most certainly IS being disrespectful. Especially when the person doing... more
        • Trumpeons want it to be Pikes, Tue Sep 26 11:59am
          what they want it to be, because without that, they have nothing. They're showing they don't want a kneel at any time because such will be interpreted as disrespecting the flag, or patriotism, or... more
      • After the event,Pikes, Tue Sep 26 10:51am
        Trumpeon disparagement and ridicule continued on social media unaffected and unchanged. Trump tweeted, "The booing at the NFL football game last night, when the entire Dallas team dropped to its... more
    • The solution? Give the anthem the boot!pH🙄🙄EY, Mon Sep 25 10:39pm
      The. There will be nothing to knee. Problem solved.
      • You know why. Junk music.
        • Hear, hear!Poppet, Tue Sep 26 12:24pm
          Terrible choice of anthem. A nation should have a national anthem that the average non-musician has at least some chance of singing well enough to avoid collecting grimaces and thrown objects. The... more
          • Kate Smith did an admirable job. (nm)PH🌖🏔, Tue Sep 26 4:00pm
            • Her tour de force wasPikes, Tue Sep 26 8:09pm
              Irving Berlin's God Bless America. One needs to be drunk to sing the Star Spangled Banner. Jose can you see. It's a drinking song to begin with, about the virtues of drunkenness. The drunker the... more
              • Yes, that WAS her signature son.PH🙄🙄EY, Tue Sep 26 10:12pm
                I was a kid of course but I well remember the Kate Smith TV show. Poor thing. When she passed on there seemed to be confusion about who had legal authority over her body. That is how I recall the... more