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No, not in the least. I don't care if Colin Kaepernick or Ted Nugent takes a steaming dump on the flag and then sets it on fire. I didn't serve a flag. I served a country. 

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Appreciate your reflection.  Kap's position was (is) a difficult position to understand, especially if one doesn't have the shared experience.  I grew up in a home where assimilation was practiced.  M

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“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color,” Kaepernick told Steve Wyche of NFL Media. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2016/08/27/kaepernick-refuses-to-show-pride-in-a-country-that-oppresses-black-people/

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I have no problem with this.  The anthem and the flag are inconsequential.  What is important are the freedoms we have, the constitution.  The freedom of free speech and the right to protest.  Kaepernick is simply exercising his constitutional rights.  I think it is awesome in America he has that right.

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he is certainly within his rights to protest things that are important to him. however, as an employee, something all of us know about, personal expression while you're on company time is rarely allowed (religion, politics, social issues, etc.). as such, he picked the wrong time to do this and did nothing to win over fans. his timing, especially after the olympics, couldn't have been any worse. this will come back to bite him in the butt, especially with his diminishing career circling the drain.

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3 hours ago, Rico said:

I have no problem with this.  The anthem and the flag are inconsequential.  What is important are the freedoms we have, the constitution.  The freedom of free speech and the right to protest.  Kaepernick is simply exercising his constitutional rights.  I think it is awesome in America he has that right.

I have no issue with Kaepernickelback expressing his thoughts and exercising his constitutional right to free speech.  

I also have no issue with those are exercising their constitutional rights and responding to him.

You have freedom of speech.  You don't have freedom from it. 

 

 

 

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20 minutes ago, Geoff said:

I have no issue with Kaepernickelback expressing his thoughts and exercising his constitutional right to free speech.  

I also have no issue with those are exercising their constitutional rights and responding to him.

You have freedom of speech.  You don't have freedom from it. 

 

 

 

Sweet.  So nobody has done anything wrong.

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