GFunkMoneyDog wrote:I can say that I have joined him.
Again, this is a divisive issue. Some feel the NFL players are offending our national honor by taking a knee during the National Anthem. Others believe their action is not disrespecting our nation’s honor, but see their protest as calling attention to the injustices permitted within our nations judicial system.
The symbol of Justice is an equal scale held by a blindfolded woman. Theoretically Justice is blind. Using it’s balanced scale in a system that does not see, but feels the unequal weight of the burden of wrong doing. Justice is served when the scale is, once again, equally balanced.
There is nothing balanced in a judicial system that is accessible to the ‘haves’ and inaccessible for the ‘have nots’. The scales of Justice are no longer primarily used, to correct the inequality of wrong. They are balanced by the weight of money that tips the scale to favor those that have it, and punish those that don’t.
Unfortunately minority communities are most affected by unequal justice, but they are not alone. Our Judicial system is blind when it comes to any color but green. The O.J. Simpson trial proved this. O.J.’s race didn’t tip the scale of Justice, his money did.
I know it’s upsetting to anyone that believes our national anthem should be honored and respected by standing. It’s our tradition to stand in unity to acknowledge those that fought and died for freedom and independence from tyranny.
Perhaps there are better ways to protest injustice? But as long as people are peacefully protesting, exercising their constitutional right to speak out against injustice, I can’t condone punishing them for failing to find a less than patriotic way of doing it.
I believe Trump himself, did more to unify and advance player and league protests, by cussing the players and demanding they be fired, than any subversive organization could have accomplished. He doesn’t understand what it means to leave well enough alone. Then again, bullies never do.