#VeteransForKaepernick Is The Best Defense Against The Naysayers
One of the strongest points of opposition against NFL quarterback Colin Kapernick’s protest, his refusal to stand during the national anthem is that by not honoring “The Star Spangled Banner,” he is dishonoring the veterans who have so sacrificially, and often thanklessly, served this country.
Interestingly enough, when these people express an unpopular opinion, they’ll note that we live in a “free country.” But when Colin wants to challenge the racist history and ongoing oppression in this nation, when his thoughts threaten the status quo, people want to strip him of the very same rights for which these servicemen and women fight. (Though we could debate that the United States hasn’t had to fight a war to protect our civil liberties in a very long time.)
Often the very people who are presenting this argument, have never served a plate more or less this country.
Thankfully, some veterans took to Twitter to dismiss this ludicrous argument with the hashtag, #VeteransForKaepernik.
See what they had to say.