Colin Kaernick's Argument

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We Kneel to Stand Rosa Parks once said, “you must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.” One of the most controversial topics in America today is Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling during the national anthem. Colin Kaepernick was a quarterback in the National Football League. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and is now thirty years old. In college, he attended the University of Nevada, where he set numerous records. In 2011, the San Francisco 49ers drafted him, and he led the team to the Super Bowl less than two years later. On August 14, 2016, Kaepernick sat on the bench during the national anthem, but it went unnoticed. Therefore, his protests had begun even before people recognized it. On August 26, 2016, his protest …show more content…
Those who see it this way are not seeing the true meaning behind his efforts. So, if people describe his protest as disrespect, their argument is invalid. There are many reasons for this. One rule states that the flag should never be used as “wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery.” Yet, there are many people who have worn the flag as fashion. The next rule states that the flag should never be used as decoration. This makes the claim erroneous, because the flag is used for advertisement on things such as plates, napkins, and cups. Another thing that makes this argument invalid is in the First Amendment. This would be the freedom of expression. Freedom of expression is the right to express one’s ideas and other forms of communication without causing harm to others. Kaepernick protests was unambiguously his right as an American. Looking back on history, this correlates to when the colonies fought against the British to break away from the tyranny and the dreadful oppression they received. They protested to shine a light on the mistreatment they encountered at the hand of the British rule. By taking a stand, the colonies made more people aware, and broke away from the British. By this protest, they established the great country we know as America

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