Monday, October 2, 2017

NFL Protests

My view on the NFL protests is that everyone has the right to do as they please as long it doesn't harm others. Harm meaning physical harm. Any emotional harm to you is your own doing and not my concern. If you don't like it don't watch TV or go to the game. Real simple.

The players who are a majority non-white saw Trump's tweets as something that they saw as unwarranted and deserving of a response. Even the owners saw that Trump went to far and were on the field with their  players.

Everyone that says that it is disrespectful to the country, the flag and the military should ask themselves if they like to have the ability to express themselves on a variety of issues without fear of imprisonment or death. Our veterans and active duty military put their lives on the line to protect that which we hold dear. Our Constitution. Included in the Constitution in the Bill of Rights is the First Amendment which allows you to have free speech without fear of oppression. These complainers and Trump really need to take a civics lesson.

The protest is not about the country or the flag is is about racial justice. For those that don't like the protests they need to put themselves in the shoes of a different colored person. Your new racial identity includes no power, no money and the law enforcement around you is a different race. Every time you go out people look at you as if you have already committed a crime.Think about it for a second and see if you would want to be in that place.

I am not saying all of the actions by the police against the minorities are unwarranted. In the videos I have seen the police have used necessary force most of the time and the minority victim could have done what the officers told him/her to do and not have escalated the situation. However I have seen some where the police step way over the line. I know that the police put themselves in harms way everyday but they must show restraint unless the suspect starts acting stupid and then by all means take them down. Thin the herd. But when they are following your orders and you continue to beat them or shoot them that is going over the line.

Well enough of my rant.

I suppose the one good that could come out of this is if these season ticket holders don't buy next year to boycott the NFL I might get to move to better seats.

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