Seriously. How many people actually think “taking a knee” disrespects the military or the American flag? And, Crom knows, why? The flag isn’t a rule book; it stands for the values that have made this nation great. You know, values such as freedom of religion, freedom of expression, the right to own guns, freedom not to be forced to house soldiers, the right to be secure in “persons, houses, papers, and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures…” And that’s just the first four amendments to the United States Constitution. They were passed in 1791.
Here’s an absolute fact: no matter who or what granted you any freedom(s), you do not possess those freedoms until you have successfully exercised those freedoms. For example, just try to buy a new car in Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Oklahoma, New Jersey, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin on any Sunday. It’s illegal. It can’t be done. Even for those with a rudimentary understanding of the American language, blue laws are antithetical to the United States Constitution. I should have the same right to buy a car from any open dealership on a Sunday as the next person has on a Saturday. Stop ramming your religious ideals down my throat; they are yours and not constitutionally mine.
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