To Stand Or Not To Stand During the National Anthem

national anthemSan Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has refused to stand during the national anthem this football season. He claims it is because of “racial injustice” in this country.

Bear in mind that Kaepernick was adopted by white parents. He is also mixed-race. However, he is far from oppressed. He plays a game for a living and makes more money in a year than most people will make in their entire lives.

A retired police officer from Norfolk, VA, shared his thoughts on social media about this decision.

It is well within his rights to sit during the National Anthem. He is allowed to do that. However, it is still spitting in the face of all the brave men and women who have served this country.

“Colin I am sorry for the endorsement deals you may lose and the dip in jersey sales, but please know you will NEVER lose what these men and women and their families have lost. And so whether you stand or sit during the National Anthem means very little to me. As for me and the men and women on whose team I was privileged to serve, we will put on our ballistic vests, badge, and gun, kiss our loved one’s goodbye, for some tragically for the last time, and out into a shift of uncertainty we will go. We will continue to protect and continue to serve and we will be standing at attention Colin, not just for the playing of our National Anthem, but far more importantly for the playing of Taps.”

Privilege does exist in America. And Colin Kaepernick is proof of it.

 

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