Do you have an opinion on footballer Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the Star Spangled Banner as a way to protest police violence? I do and it probably isn’t too popular. I have no problem with him not standing as a way to bring awareness to police violence against the African-American community. I think that it is a great non-violent way to get people talking about the subject. I also think all Americans should support his protest.
Why? Because the right to protest is basic to American principles! Our country was founded on protest. We protested the tea tax which directly led to the Revolutionary War and our independence. We protested in order to bring about change for women’s suffrage. We protested in the 1960’s to give minorities the same rights as whites.
I have read many comments on Facebook claiming Kaepernick is anti-American and anti-military, but isn’t protesting one of the strongest signs of being American? And it is for this reason that I believe we should all be supporting him and acknowledge the cause he supports and not just the actions of the protest.
Just my two cents…