While Others Kneel, JJ Watt Stands Up For Heroes

JJ Watt is nothing like Colin Kaepernick

JJ Watt is nothing like Colin Kaepernick

While Others Kneel, JJ Watt Stands Up For Heroes

JJ Watt, defensive end for the Houston Texans, is absolutely nothing like Colin Kaepernick. The two share only one thing in common, they both play professional football for the NFL. JJ Watt is a future Hall of Famer while Kaepernick is grasping at strings to stay relevant.

Colin Kaepernick has started the “kneel for the anthem” trend among Black Lives Matter supporting professional athletes. Unfortunately, many have taken his misguided example and run with it. Thankfully, JJ Watt is having none of it. He continues to support our country, our anthem, our flag, and the heroes who sacrifice to protect what American patriotism is all about.

A perfect example of this can be seen in a post JJ Watt made on his personal Facebook page on November 15, 2015. Yes, this is pre-Kaepernick shenanigans, but he has since continued to post similar content.

We play a game. Yes, to many of us it is much more than a game, but at the end of the day it is just that, a game. It is not life or death. We are not going off to war, we are not putting our lives on the line, we are not protecting our country’s freedom. But we are in the headlines, we become household names and we are often the role models that children look up to. I am not saying that it is right, but it is what it is.

Therefore, when we get the opportunity, it is only right that we honor the true heroes of this county, the men & women who truly deserve the credit, the headlines and the recognition. That is why it is such an honor to carry this flag onto the field, to wear the camouflage gear, to visit with military members and take trips like the USO tour. Not because it looks cool (although I can’t deny that it does), but because of what it represents. The hard work, the blood, the sweat, the tears, the lives lost, the families that have sacrificed, the men & women who lay absolutely everything on the line for this country and for our freedom.

That is why days like yesterday are so special. That is why we try to use our platform as athletes to honor and show our appreciation for the military. We play a game, we don’t deserve the worship that we often receive. You do. So thank you, to every man and woman out there who has previously or is currently serving in our military. Also thank you to their families, who have sacrificed so much as well. You all are the true heroes. You are the ones who deserve the fanfare.

Thank you.

Atop this post, was a photo of JJ proudly carrying the American flag onto the field of the Houston Texans, the same flag that Kaepernick and his camp are protesting.

Back in November of 2014, JJ Watt had Pizza delivered to all Houston Fire and Police departments. He even wrote them a hand written note.

To this day, JJ Watt continues to support America’s heroes, active duty military, Veterans, Police, Fireman, and anyone else who puts their life on the line to help others.

Watt’s father was a fireman; something that he is very proud of. Since December 9th, 2012, JJ has had the same cover photo for his Facebook page. The photo shows him standing in full Police SWAT gear with members of the Houston Police SWAT team. He is clearly proud to represent American heroes and we love him for it.

As for you Colin Kaepernick, you can’t even begin to hold a candle to JJ Watt.

  • I AM DEPLORABLE ✓ᵀᴿᵁᴹᴾ

    Too bad he seems to be few among those who will stand up against this BS.

    • Some of us actually served rather than carrying flags around.

      Major. Frank Slavin III, who served two tours in Iraq, reached out to give his two cents on the issue:

      “These young men who kneel, or raise their fists during the anthem, I empathize with and honestly respect. I fought for that right, I fought for my right to say I hold my own country in contempt for many things, and I’m a historian, so there are many contemptible things in history to acknowledge and understand.

      I find myself while watching their resolute resolve to lose endorsements and be called the N-word by “fans”, inspiring. Music, movies, and TV have all been instruments of social change for years. Now when your “boys on the field” do it, suddenly you’re offended?

      It’s O.K. for a white person to say ‘I’m voting for the great orange bigot who says America isn’t Great?’ When honest-to-God professionals, who’ve earned their right to stand, sit, kneel, or raise a fist do it, saying the exact same thing, you’re offended? Nationalism and blind idolatry towards a symbol isn’t patriotism.

      It’s weakness and misunderstood acceptance of history as you’d like it to be. It’s also the steps towards putting undesirable voices in ovens. Believe me, watching my Twitter feed the last few weeks, I’m convinced there are lots of you who would be the happy villagers outside Auschwitz knowing but not “knowing.”

      You isolate them because of the color of their skin and not their message. You’re what’s wrong with this country, and I fought for your rights, probably much less so than I fought for their right to say inequality exists. Deal with it, and maybe read something.”

      • I AM DEPLORABLE ✓ᵀᴿᵁᴹᴾ

        This whole issue has nothing to do with what you just wrote. What it has to do with the the BLM lies that these players are promoting. Everything they are sitting for is a false narrative. Kaepernick made it very clear in his first interview when he stated that police are paid murderers and have less training then cosmetologists. This has nothing to do with the military and everything to do with the BS BLM spews out.

        If they really wanted to help, they would roll up their sleeves and go into these communities they claim they care about. Sitting on your ass takes zero balls, going into those areas and making real change is what matters. None of them, including our do nothing POTUS has lifted a finger to help poor people in this country. They need to quit their high playing 1%er jobs and do something besides whine and complain. Become police officers, community leaders or just someone who wants to spend their time and money in these communities.

        But, no they would rather disrespect the flag for a false narrative and act like the spoiled brats that they are.

        • Dami

          I bet these players do more for thier community than you do. I’m sure you’ve missed the part about money bring donated by players and at least one team to help communities. But you’re white I’m sure, so that alone helps your community right? I think you miss the point not the veterans that stand by the right to protest.

          • I AM DEPLORABLE ✓ᵀᴿᵁᴹᴾ

            I am a veteran and I stand by their right to act like assholes. If they were protesting on their own time I would have zero issues. If they were protesting the truth I would respect them. However, that is not the case.

            What really matters here is they are the 1%ers that liberals hate, until they are being disrespectful to something American.

            BTW, I donate time and money to our community on a regular basis. I wish I had the millions they do, so I could really help the community. Not that is matters, but my community is a logging community that is very poor thanks to liberal protesting and lying. I am sick and tired of liberal clowns complaining and not doing.

            I could care less how much money they donate. That is not enough when they are blaming the police for the problems in the communities they seem to care about. The real problem in these communities is black on black crime, drug dealing, drug addiction and gangs. Tackle some of those problems and I will respect the heck out of them. If they continue to sit/kneel like a bunch of do nothing assholes and I will continue call them out as spoiled brat 1%er’s.

          • “What really matters here is they are the 1%ers that liberals hate, until they are being disrespectful to something American.”

            You don’t speak for liberals. Everything you have written here is powered by right wing propaganda.

            The US is the least liberal first world country and we have slid in every social metric vis a vis every one of them as she have slid to the right. You are en extremist. @CareerPoliticiansSuck:disqus and it is time to put you right where we put the other right wing fanatics we called Nazis.

            “I am sick and tired of liberal clowns complaining and not doing.” I could give a shit what you are tired of. I dealt with the same convinced idiots in the Soviet Union who were just as brainwashed as you are.

          • I AM DEPLORABLE ✓ᵀᴿᵁᴹᴾ

            So because I disagree with your progressive liberal agenda, that makes me brainwashed? You crack me up!!!

            Calling me a Nazi and an extremist makes me laugh even harder. You have absolutely zero clue who I am.

            Let me make it really simple for you;

            -I stand for the flag every time no matter where I am.
            -I served my country during the early 80’s and it was an honor.
            -I loved the NFL and 49ers, but I love my country and respect police officers more, so the NFL is gone at my home.
            -The only thing these grandstanding athlete’s are accomplishing is creating more hatred towards them because they are protesting a false narrative on their employer’s time and on the field of play.
            -I respect their right to protest, but it needs to be done on their own time. I may not agree with their opinions, but I would respect them if they protested in their private lives.

          • “The only thing these grandstanding athlete’s are accomplishing is creating more hatred towards them because they are protesting a false narrative on their employer’s time and on the field of play.

            -I respect their right to protest, but it needs to be done on their own time. I may not agree with their opinions, but I would respect them if they protested in their private lives.”

            What total bullshit. Kaepernick’s jersey is now the best selling NFL jersey. The 5th best selling of all time.

            Your position has nothing to do with “loving my country” I saw much of this “love of country” behind the Iron curtain.

            You spout nonsensical platitudes and display a brainwashed attitude towards our country. Blind patriotism is treason to the US.

            So the white man “Respects Police” officers. I am impressed. I bet there were lots of Germans who respected the gestapo too. So let’s think about this. 55 officers were killed on duty last year out of 140,000.

            From what I see, Kaepernick isn’t trying to disrespect soldiers or our country. It is the despicable, cowardly actions of our police he is trying to call attention to. A problem which has become epidemic, and only those (usually those who are white) who keep their heads in the sand or up somewhere else where the sun doesn’t shine, cannot see it; probably because they are blinded by bigotry and/or the false notion that America can do no wrong. The problem has become so pervasive that we are beginning to see it play out multiple times, everyday. The problem goes beyond “a few bad apples.” The problem is borne from a belief that now permeates our police forces; a belief that makes officers believe that their job is more dangerous than it actually is, combined with a shocking lack of respect for those whom they are paid to serve, especially those of color. All the while singing their siren song “I want to go home at the end of my shift.”

            I understand how our police feel when they sing that tune. When I was in the military, I, too, wanted to go home after my enlistment was up, but not at the expense of those I swore to serve and protect. Serve and protect. Sound familiar? And before you tell me that you support law enforcement, I do too, . I understand all too well what happens when those in authority abuse their power too often. Their authority is eroded through legislation change. Once that happens, the job of the police becomes harder, and when that happens, we all suffer. Yet, when we allow them to disregard the safety of everyday citizens in favor of their own, we all suffer much worse.

            If we want those such as Kaepernick to stand for the flag, let’s make that flag stand for a place where ALL Americans can stop for and interact with our police without the real fear of those agents of the government blowing the hell out of them or someone they love, all because they broke down, had a tag light burned out or just because they were guilty of DWB.

            Blind unthinking patriotism is treason.

          • And the founders of the US were liberals. If you do not like that, why are you so in love with the US?

          • david ratay

            Racist much?

          • Seems obvious you do.

  • sfc_ret91

    Message to all Veterans: Let’s show these NFL players and all others exactly how many of us there are that have and continue to protect their freedoms of all skin shades. (see paragraph B)

    SEC. 595. MILITARY SALUTE FOR THE FLAG DURING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM
    BY MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES NOT IN
    UNIFORM AND BY VETERANS.

    Section 301(b)(1) of title 36, United States Code, is amended by
    striking subparagraphs (A) through (C) and inserting the following new
    subparagraphs:
    “(A) individuals in uniform should give the
    military salute at the first note of the anthem and
    maintain that position until the last note;
    “(B) members of the Armed Forces and veterans who
    are present but not in uniform may render the military
    salute in the manner provided for individuals in
    uniform; and
    “(C) all other persons present should face the flag
    and stand at attention with their right hand over the
    heart, and men not in uniform, if applicable, should
    remove their headdress with their right hand and hold it
    at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart;

    Note: Part (C) applies to those not in the military and non-veterans. The phrase “men not in uniform” refers to civil service uniforms like police, fire fighters, and letter carriers – non-veteran civil servants who might normally render a salute while in uniform.

    • http://americannewsx.com/hot-off-the-press/vets-respect-compelled-bought-inherited/

      Let me answer all the messages at once …

      AS A VETERAN, what do I think about Colin Kaepernick’s decision to sit during the National Anthem?

      As a veteran?

      Very well, as a veteran then, this is what I believe:

      The very first thing I learned in the military is this: Respect is a two-way street. If you want respect, true respect, sincere respect, then you have to GIVE IT.

      If you want respect, you have to do the things necessary to earn it each and every single day. There are no short cuts and no exceptions.

      Respect cannot be compelled.

      Respect cannot be bought.

      Respect cannot be inherited.

      Respect cannot be demanded at the muzzle of a gun or by beating it into somebody or by shaming them into it. Can not. You might get what you think is respect, but it’s not. It’s only the appearance of respect. It’s fear, it’s groveling, it’s not respect. Far, far too many people both in and out of the military, people who should emphatically know better, do not understand this simple fact: there is an enormous difference between fear and respect.

      Respect has to be earned.

      Respect. Has. To. Be. Earned.

      Respect has to be earned every day, by every word, by every action.

      It takes a lifetime of words and deeds to earn respect.

      It takes only one careless word, one thoughtless action, to lose it.

      You have to be worthy of respect. You have to live up to, or at least do your best to live up to, those high ideals — the ones America supposedly embodies, that shining city on the hill, that exceptional nation we talk about, yes, that one. To earn respect you have to be fair. You have to have courage. You must embrace reason. You have to know when to hold the line and when to compromise. You have to take responsibility and hold yourself accountable. You have to keep your word. You have to give respect, true respect, to get it back.

      There are no short cuts. None.

      Now, any veteran worth the label should know that. If they don’t, then likely they weren’t much of a soldier to begin with and you can tell them I said so.

      IF Kaepernick doesn’t feel his country respects him enough for him to respect it in return, well, then you can’t MAKE him respect it.

      You can not make him respect it.

      If you try to force a man to respect you, you’ll only make him respect you less.

      With threats, by violence, by shame, you can maybe compel Kaepernick to stand up and put his hand over his heart and force him to be quiet. You might.

      But that’s not respect.

      It’s only the illusion of respect.

      You might force this man into the illusion of respect. You might. Would you be satisfied then? Would that make you happy? Would that make you respect your nation, the one which forced a man into the illusion of respect, a nation of little clockwork patriots all pretending satisfaction and respect? Is that what you want? If THAT’s what matters to you, the illusion of respect, then you’re not talking about freedom or liberty. You’re not talking about the United States of America. Instead, you’re talking about every dictatorship from the Nazis to North Korea where people are lined up and MADE to salute with the muzzle of a gun pressed to the back of their necks.

      That, that illusion of respect, is not why I wore a uniform.

      That’s not why I held up my right hand and swore the oath and put my life on the line for my country.

      That, that illusion of respect, is not why I am a veteran.

      Not so a man should be forced to show respect he doesn’t feel.

      That’s called slavery and I have no respect for that at all.

      If Americans want this man to respect America, then first they must respect him.

      If America wants the world’s respect, it must be worthy of respect.

      • sfc_ret91

        After reading your ramblings I’ll I agree that if you want respect you have to give it first. And Colin Kaepernick would do well to remember that before sitting or kneeling during the National Anthem again.

        • Retired enlisted man saying Jim Wright was rambling? LMFAO. I think you vastly overestimate who you are.

          He answers your nonsense.

          “But doesn’t it also mean that if Kaepernick wants respect, he must give it first? Give it to America? Be worthy of respect himself? Stand up, shut up, and put his hand over his heart before Old Glory?

          No. It doesn’t.

          Respect doesn’t work that way.

          Power flows from positive to negative. Electricity flows from greater potential to lesser.

          The United States isn’t a person, it’s a vast construct, a framework of law and order and civilization designed to protect the weak from the ruthless and after more than two centuries of revision and refinement it exists to provide in equal measure for all of us the opportunity for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The United States is POWER.

          All the power rests with America. Just as it does in the military chain of command. And like that chain of command, like the electrical circuit described above, respect must flow from greater to lesser FIRST before it can return.”

          Perhaps your misunderstanding of leasdership and what it entails explains the SFC part of your name.

          • sfc_ret91

            You need to go back to school and learn to read. I said YOUR RAMBLINGS. You sound like many of the second lieutenants I knew in my 32 years in the Army. You think you get respect because of the rank. but that is not how it works. You, as an individual, have to earn the respect. The rank already has it. Your misunderstanding of respect shows why you never made it or received it. Besides, I never wanted to be an officer. Turned it down twice. Never liked just sitting around on my ass and telling others what to do. I worked along side my men and never once ever had anyone of them not do the job. Three combat tours in Vietnam and in Iraq during Desert Storm in Combat Engineer line companies. You sound like a REMF to me.

          • SO you were fighting to keep Vietnam French and Catholic. We committed genocide in Vietnam. You proud of that? Then went into a country that had not threatened us and killed a bunch of them too? And you think this is good?

            Please stop the posing. It is pitiful and sickening. I was in the military. SFC is the default retirement rank for enlisted men. If you do not distinguish yourself yet don’t fuck up, you make SFC. Says a lot about you.

            Guess what “I worked along side [sic] my men and never once ever had anyone of them not do the job.” Hmmm. And I was an officer. Strange. I am betting you were “in the rear, with the gear”.

            One more time from the man who did distinguish himself in 27 years of service.
            “All the power rests with America. Just as it does in the military chain of command. And like that chain of command, like the electrical circuit described above, respect must flow from greater to lesser FIRST before it can return.””

            You are transparent as hell. I knew lots of “barracks lawyers” just like you.

          • david ratay

            You were in the military were you? Why don’t you post your real name so we can fact check that. If you WERE in the military you would know that SFC means Sergeant First Class (E-7) which takes quite a bit more than fogging a mirror and letting time slip by. Why don’t you back to your “keyboard warrior” sad little life you “Stolen Valor” piece of shit. And make sure you respond to this and my other comments to your dumb ass because your babbling amuses us “Oh Wise One”!

          • Walter got his panties in a wad. Let us make a deal. I will bet you $50K that my military record is exactly what I say it is. I will supply an attorney to escrow the funds little man, Wanna play asshole?

            I am a pretty public person slick. Your ability to fact checkers to be really limited given you do not know who i am little man.

            I am so sick of little shits like you who have never done anything or know anything holding these huge opinions with nothing to back it. People who have never done anything for this country.

            My older brother was both Navy and Army. What do you think he would say? I was a 91C40 and became a 153A. Look that up Walter Mitty. I was then cited by the POTUS for my work behind the Iron curtain as a civilian. You put some money up and I’ll post the citation.

            SO the talker goes after the walker? Classic.

            When you can scape together some money little man come back and talk.

          • david ratay

            So…what is your name again? Again, you are a stolen valor mother fucker and you have no credibility here. None. And you looked up a few MOS. Wow! Impressive! What MOS is “keyboard warrior” I wonder? My name is listed. Feel free to find me and we will do more than talk. Bitch.

          • So now you are a “behind the keyboard” Badass. HAHAHA. “”Stolen Valor” dutifully repeated just like the North Korean citizen would do. LMFAO.

            I was an arm of foreign policy when I was in, both times. Sure Valor. Right got that. How’s the kool-aid?

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/39a2917f9b80524ae8d62ef73eb79b08423f428ed4ae97872e2507bd8d60d769.jpgI can see you are a real badass. Impressive.

            My name is Kirk. You can find me here. http://www.mdsamerica.com/company/executive-management/kirk-kirkpatrick-president-and-ceo/

            I see how bad ass you are. Where I take Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Krav mega we have challenges which are legal and you get to sign an injury waiver. Since you seem to have a mouth that far exceeds who you are, why not come and lay down your challenge?

            What about that $50K bet about my background? Since you are a policeman I will drop it to $10K and provide a London based lawyer to hold the funds so we do not break any laws in the US. I will pay the escrow fees.

          • david ratay

            It must be hard to be as stupid as you!. The French pulled out in 1954 and we didn’t go in until the early 60’s because the communist North was going to overwhelm the South who we supported because they were NOT communist. We didn’t do it to keep the country French and Catholic. And since you keep bringing it up nobody says “I served in the military”. They say “I was Army, or I was a Marine etc etc” So what were you? All you can do is quote real men who really served…

      • david ratay

        I don’t care if he respects the country or not . I don’t follow football and never even heard of him until he did what he did. He doesn’t have to shed a tear, put his hand over his heart, or sing along but he can at least stand for 129 seconds for the anthem and then get back to his oppressed millionaire lifestyle. If he wants to make a difference maybe he should mentor some at-risk kids in the inner city somewhere and encourage them to respect themselves, women, authority, and not end up dead in the streets, 99% of the time by each others’ hands, not the cops.

      • FREECHEESE

        Nice rant! Which “Knight Of The Round Table” are you? Sir.Loin Of Beef or Sir. Roacis Of Liver?

        • You left off the “Doh” at the end of your playground comment.

    • david ratay

      Oracle of reason is a hoot ain’t he?

  • Bailey

    I get the point of this article:white guy brandishes flag:patriot.Black guy protests injustice: unAmerican. More racist claptrap from Blue Lives hooligans. Patriotism and love of country includes protesting injustice-MLK was a great patriot- and is much deeper than one’s outward posture in front of symbols. By the simplistic logic of blue lives matters, apparently pushing for police accountability is inconsistent with support for police.

    • Dennis Hackman

      The article said nothing of race and it’s not about race. It’s about a humble man who appreciates the greatness of America and the sacrifices of so many to make it so.

      • It is about race. Of course, the white man disagrees.

        The “greatness” of America? you mean like killing 10% of the Vietnamese trying to insure they stayed French? Is that the greatness you refer to? Could it be the 11000 Americans who are killed every year by other Americans with guns? Is that what this greatness is all about?

        Maybe the dispensing of Smallpox blankets to Natives? Perhaps the century of forced slavery?

        • Dennis Hackman

          A person like you is stuck on race so you will never get past it. Every country and race have done terrible thinks. Utopia is not possible. America is the greatest country in the world and the greatest in history. The good by far outweighs the bad plus the opportunity this country offers if you take advantage of it and work hard instead of crying about the world not being fair. Nothing in the world is fair. Everybody has obstacles to overcome. Looking at race in everything is racist.

          • A person like you is an extremist. The entire first world offers opportunity. Germany offers more than we do.

            I am not crying, slick. You are denying. And people like me took an oath to oppose people like you who are a danger to the world.

            “America is the greatest country in the world and the greatest in history.” is not different and no more meaningful.

            “The Soviet Union is the greatest country in the world and the greatest in history.”

            What is the difference? You are so friggin’ brainwashed you spout meaningless platitudes. Define GREAT in this context.

            But tell you what slick. Since you are such an expert on other countries. (Since you seem to be able to compare us with everybody) let us switch this conversation to a different language. You pick and I bet I can hang. What about you slick?

            We are not first in any category other than size of military and adults who cant do math. So much for “Great.”

      • “The article (written by a white man) said nothing of race and it’s not about race. (says the white man). And it was not about being Jewish in Germany in the 1930s, says the Nazi.

        Vielleicht sollten wir dies auf Deutsch diskutieren?

    • Carolyn Frances

      Some people will always obsess over skin color and imagine everything is about race (including you Bailey) This has zero to do with race, it is about respect and patriotism. Idiot Kaepernick is making what, 16 million a year? Our joke of a president is black…yet he is “oppressed”. He’s a spoiled, selfish, ignorant twit and he is not only a disgrace to the NFL but to our country. The entitlement never ends…

      • It is about race and just because someone sit-in gin the midwest trailer park doesn’t see this is sad. If the US wants “respect” perhaps it should try EARNING it rather than demanding it.

      • Shawn Primus

        As a woman, hopefully you’ll be out in November voting for Hillary. If she gets elected President we can all celebrate the fact that sexism is dead. When did Kaepernick say that he PERSONALLY was oppressed?

      • forever_knight102

        Those people who “always obsess over skin color” are racists.

      • Bailey

        This has everything to do with race Carolyn and your insipid comments about Obama reveal your hand. Your need to make caricatures of others-especially high achieving African Americans- reveals your bias. Your cramped understanding of patriotism would have prohibited alot of the movements in American history to rectify injustices. I’m glad not all Americans think like you. Speaking of entitlement….mind your own self.

      • david ratay

        @ Carolyn Frances you silly, silly girl! Never, ever, ever use facts when talking to liberals. They always, just like the ones right here, will call you a racist. And Shawn Primus, a black guy has been president for eight years, do you think racism is dead? And how will Hillary being president make sexism dead? She pays her own female staffers less than her male staffers, ridiculed the women that Bill screwed (in his defense, can you really blame him?), and accepts money from countries that gleefully allow the raping of young women! Things are looking rosy for women all right!

        • “Never, ever, ever use facts when talking to liberals. They always, just like the ones right here, will call you a racist. And Shawn Primus, a black guy has been president for eight years, do you think racism is dead?”

          SO you call that Black President a name. This is a child’s playground? Maybe you think you are at recess?

          I wonder why these people, so ignorant as to the history of the US or to our society, feel the need to post evidence of the dumbing down of the US populace publicly.

          David, did you think you said something salient? Did you think you make sense? The US was founded by liberals. The US has only progressed under liberals.

          “accepts money from countries that gleefully allow the raping of young women! ”
          Really what countries are those? Had you been there or are you repeating what you have been programmed to say by the TV. Well I have been there so lets talk; let us see if you are poosing like I know you are.

          If we listen to the dumbest among us, people with huge opinions and no knowledge other thanwhat they are fed by the TV, we deserve to fail. If you are reading David Ratay and thinking he said something, YOU ARE THE PROBLEM.

          • david ratay

            Thank you for proving my point! Facts are so pesky aren’t they? The Founding Fathers were liberals were they? What is your definition of liberal I wonder? And where have you been that makes you so wise? And I almost forgot an important point about your gal Hillary “Oh wise one!”. She is 100% for abortion which is the ultimate act of violence against women, unless you believe, and I bet you do, that it is a “woman’s choice” to suck a tiny, living person that has a soul and deserves to live, out of her body! bit I guess those of us that love our country and respect it ARE THE PROBLEM. Is that salient enough for you? And very impressive use of your thesaurus.

    • amazing

      Bailey
      Have no idea where your from if the USA take about 5 minutes and google national anthem and what it stands for hell better yet let me help you and the stupid ass Colin seems you 2 cant get the racist crap out of you here is what it stands for if you know how to read
      “A solemn patriotic song officially adopted by our country as an expression of national identity.& security
      has nothing to do with you black lifes matter or people getting killed because the dump asses dont follow what a Blue LIfes Matter that would be a police officer tells them GOT IT

      • Bailey

        Noone will comment on your thoughts as long as they lack basic grammar. If you can do better, at least try.

    • Ben Ulferd

      Bottom line, there is nothing more patriotic and being an American than protesting what you view as a social injustice. But Kap lost me with the socks, too many good cops putting it on the line to lump them altogether with pig socks.

    • forever_knight102

      Fortunately there is no injustice except that an untalented POS like Kaepernick is still in the NFL #FireKaepernick

  • Illusive Man

    Aww yeah, lets be proud of the white man who has nothing to do with the events going on. FYI: The Eagles players last night didn’t disrespect anyone, they remained standing. Malcolm Jenkins has stated it’s not ‘anti-police and military’ and he has also met with police reps in Philly.
    P.S.: Don’t confuse patriotism with nationalism.
    – A white guy

    • forever_knight102

      He has more to do with anything than Kaepernick. #FireKaepernick

  • Major. Frank Slavin III, who served two tours in Iraq, reached out to give his two cents on the issue:

    “These young men who kneel, or raise their fists during the anthem, I empathize with and honestly respect. I fought for that right, I fought for my right to say I hold my own country in contempt for many things, and I’m a historian, so there are many contemptible things in history to acknowledge and understand.

    I find myself while watching their resolute resolve to lose endorsements and be called the N-word by “fans”, inspiring. Music, movies, and TV have all been instruments of social change for years. Now when your “boys on the field” do it, suddenly you’re offended?

    It’s O.K. for a white person to say ‘I’m voting for the great orange bigot who says America isn’t Great?’ When honest-to-God professionals, who’ve earned their right to stand, sit, kneel, or raise a fist do it, saying the exact same thing, you’re offended? Nationalism and blind idolatry towards a symbol isn’t patriotism.

    It’s weakness and misunderstood acceptance of history as you’d like it to be. It’s also the steps towards putting undesirable voices in ovens. Believe me, watching my Twitter feed the last few weeks, I’m convinced there are lots of you who would be the happy villagers outside Auschwitz knowing but not “knowing.”

    You isolate them because of the color of their skin and not their message. You’re what’s wrong with this country, and I fought for your rights, probably much less so than I fought for their right to say inequality exists. Deal with it, and maybe read something.”

  • TBwonder
  • Heretic Savior

    Kaepernick’s protest has absolutely nothing to do with the military and with the exception of the Army/Navy game or events that fall on military-honoring holidays, neither should sports.

  • I swore this morning I’d waste less time on Facebook…
    This video is absolutely worth sharing with America!
    This video exemplifies the kind of coach we should aim for!
    This video is far more moving than ANY NFL, NBA, etc. player!
    Do NOT LIKE this post unless you SHARE it!!!
    https://www.facebook.com/sarahslayer/videos/1684195351907173/

  • The difference between “class” and “classless.”

  • Guest

    CKs comment when he was sitting (which changed to kneeling to “show respect”, which is confusing in itself) was that he can’t respect a flag that flies for a country he doesn’t respect. If he doesn’t respect it, get out. Or alternatively, do something that makes sense to fix the actual issue- racial profiling by ALL police – white and black alike. But if we all decide we are angry for whatever the reason, and all sit during the anthem, why have it at all? Or the flag – if no one respects it, the end result is we have no flag. We already got rid of the confederate one. What do we as a nation stand for? What wre we proud of? Because these days what i see are people so ingrained to their countries they come here and blow us (and themselves) up .. And we cannot even stand to support our country.

  • FREECHEESE

    I would be honored to have this man next to me in a life or death situation such as armed Combat!! He represents all that is great about our “once Great” Nation!!HOOAH!!!