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Old 05-25-2018, 03:55 PM
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She gave her legs so others could take a knee, or stand, or sit, while President "Maybe they shouldn't be in the country" Trump couldn't be bothered because his feet hurt.

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Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) on Friday expressed support for NFL players kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial inequality, saying she served in the military to “defend people’s right to free speech.”

“One day, our nation’s flag will drape my coffin, just as it did my Dad’s and will my husband’s and brother’s,” Duckworth, a veteran who lost both of her legs in the Iraq War, tweeted Friday along with a photo of her prosthetic legs.
“I will always stand on these legs for the flag and anthem, but it was ALSO my honor to defend people’s right to free speech including those who choose to #TakeAKnee to express outrage at the glaring disparity in how Americans of different races are treated.”



Duckworth, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, lost her legs when a rocket-propelled grenade shot down the helicopter she was piloting over Iraq in 2004.

Her tweet comes two days after the NFL unanimously approved a measure outlawing players from kneeling during the national anthem.

Players will now be required to stand if on the field or stay in the locker room during the anthem. Teams whose players don’t comply will face fines.

President Trump hailed the NFL’s new rule and suggested Thursday that those who can’t “stand proudly” during the national anthem “shouldn't be in the country.”

Trump and others in his administration have often criticized players who knelt during the anthem, saying it is disrespectful to members of the military and first responders.

On Super Bowl Sunday, Trump said Americans "owe” the “greatest respect” to members of the armed forces.

http://thehill.com/homenews/news/389...nee-in-protest
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She gave her legs so others could take a knee, or stand, or sit, while President "Maybe they shouldn't be in the country" Trump couldn't be bothered because his feet hurt.



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class act and a true American per her statement on this
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Nobody is saying they should not be allowed to take a knee. They can.

Nobody is saying they can't do it on company time. If the boss is OK wit it, they can.

As another veteran, I'm saying that nobody can demand I listen. I don't.
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The freedom and rights military members fought to defend are provided by the Constitution. The Constitution is designed to prevent government from infringing on those rights. It has nothing to do with privately owned business. If a business, in this case the NFL, finds that certain behavior is damaging to their business they have the right to compel employees, in this case NFL players, to cease that behavior or face consequences.

NFL ratings are down due partly to these protests. Many individuals, including this writer, are boycotting the NFL due to the protests being allowed by the owners.

Personally if these protests were for a legitimate grievance perhaps I would view it differently. However these protests are designed to maintain the victimhood mentality that keeps blacks on the Democrat plantation.
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The freedom and rights military members fought to defend are provided by the Constitution. The Constitution is designed to prevent government from infringing on those rights. It has nothing to do with privately owned business. If a business, in this case the NFL, finds that certain behavior is damaging to their business they have the right to compel employees, in this case NFL players, to cease that behavior or face consequences.

NFL ratings are down due partly to these protests. Many individuals, including this writer, are boycotting the NFL due to the protests being allowed by the owners.

Personally if these protests were for a legitimate grievance perhaps I would view it differently. However these protests are designed to maintain the victimhood mentality that keeps blacks on the Democrat plantation.
i agree with most of what you said except ur assumption of what the protests are about.
blacks have been unfairly treated by cops. not all cops but enough that it warrants a person trying to call attention to the matter.
the knee taking is such a dignified and quiet way of protesting, I was surprised anyone even noticed. but I am glad they did.
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i agree with most of what you said except ur assumption of what the protests are about.
blacks have been unfairly treated by cops. not all cops but enough that it warrants a person trying to call attention to the matter.
the knee taking is such a dignified and quiet way of protesting, I was surprised anyone even noticed. but I am glad they did.
One thing certain. The protests are not about the flag or the anthem.

There's nothing dignified or quiet about the player protests.
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One thing certain. The protests are not about the flag or the anthem.

There's nothing dignified or quiet about the player protests.
taking a knee during a national anthem is a form of protest yes
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Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) on Friday expressed support for NFL players kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial inequality, saying she served in the military to “defend people’s right to free speech.”
I thank Duckworth for her service...

...but she is woefully wrong here...

As a senator, she should know the first words of the "free speech right" is "Congress shall make no law..."

It doesn't say "The NFL shall make no law"...
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I thank Duckworth for her service...

...but she is woefully wrong here...

As a senator, she should know the first words of the "free speech right" is "Congress shall make no law..."

It doesn't say "The NFL shall make no law"...
She expressed her support of the players who chose to exercise their right to protest.
Protest isn't easy. It takes courage. This is exactly the kind of protest our founders had in mind.
As mrwonder said, NFL can stop showing the players any time. I for one would like to hereby verbally protest not seeing the half time bands and performances we used to.



btw why tha hell do we have an anthem and flag flying for a damned football game?

Well I'll tell you why. The US government asked for it to be done. That's why. So why aren't we all protesting that bit of propaganda?
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taking a knee during a national anthem is a form of protest yes
Yup, it is. I fail to see the connection between the anthem and the flag AND something black

These same idiots went to England to perform and knelt during our anthem and flag raising, and stood for England's. Then claim it''s not about the country.,
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