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No, as proven many times the so called " 0.78 per 1.00 a man makes" which is commonly thrown around my modern day feminists It is NOT TRUE. The whole calculation in the first place was made by taking the median yearly income of a working women and dividing it by the yearly income of a man. It did not include the occupation, position, education, hours worked, etc. If you go to the U.S Department of Labor Statistics it will show you that an average man works more hours than the average women, whether we like it or not, its the way it is. Many different reasons for this, but that is not my place to disguise why. Then people say that the reason women are in low paying positions is because women don't get a good enough education, yet women make up 56% of the colleges in the U.S
What I'm finding alot on the "yes" side is that you cant force people nor punish people for kneeling (not standing) for the national anthem. I agree with that. The one problem is, thats not what this original question is asking. The question asks if you can still be a patriot even if you kneel for the anthem. How can you be a patriot (Someone who loves there country) if you are showing disrespect and rebellion to our brothers and sisters that died FOR YOU to enjoy your freedom in our great country? Not just to our military, but all the people that still serve here today in our government to make sure our rights as PEOPLE are not taken away.
No we cant force people to be patriotic. Just like we cant force people to follow the law. Think about it. People say your force to follow the law, but that doesent stop people from creating the worst crimes you can think of ( Las Vegas shooting for example). So i dont think you are using the right context here. If you are an American citizen, there is a life that died for you to have the freedom you take for granted and the freedom YOU deserve and to garentee NO ONE can take it away. So, we can all agree that kneeling for the national anthem is a sign of rebellion and disrespect right? So, you rebelling and disrespecting that life that gave you the freedoms you have here today, therefore to answer the question of patriotism, you cant be a patriot if you kneel for the flag because a patriot is someone that loves there country. How can you love your country when you are disrespecting your country and your brothers and sisters that died for YOUR freedom in this great nation?
Yes i agree with this statement. I get that some might think that something as simple as standing for a song wont make you not a patriot, but trust me, those that lost there arm and two legs, might appreciate it if you did a simple kind and appreciative jester such as standing as a sign of respect.
I do agree with that. However, kneeling for the national anthem is not a sign of loving your country, in my eyes and coincidentally in the presidents eyes. When you kneel to the flag and the national anthem, you are showing a sign of disrespect (which is the purpose for this whole thing in the first place with colin keapernick because of black lives matter and they didnt want to stand for a flag that treats people unequally). It is a sign of disrespect to the people that died for you to have your freedom that you have right now. Heck, even the guys that faught for our country and came back with no legs stand for the national anthem.
I see your point and i think it is a reasonable one, however me personally i see it differently.
When i see people kneeling during the national anthem, i think of all the people that gave there lives for there country, to me when they kneel, its a sign of disrespect, and ungratefulness. But i do see your point though.
Does it really matter about history? I mean his statement might be false, I dont know, but i do know one thing that is for sure, innocent men and women died for your rights and for your garenteed right to be free. To me, theres no other way to look at it then if you kneel for the national anthem, your spitting on the thousands of millions of graves of people that died for YOU. To be honest i think that is very unpatriotic and i think that this should be stopped not only in the NFL, but all over the United States.
Dont wanna stand for the flag? OK, thats fiine, just go to Canada and do it everytime you wanna do that.
Seriously, its sad we even have to see if it should be illegal to stand for the national anthem? I thought that its something you should do if your an American citizen, no matter what. But since this is actually a debatable topic, we'll start with our military, think of all the people that died for YOUR freedom so that when you do a very unpatriotic act like this, you will not be crucified. But when you think about it, your actually spitting on the grave of a kind soul that gave up his life for you and all of us for you. Really a way you wanna say thanks?