Somehow, a lot of Americans have grown to adulthood without having any idea how America came to be and what it stands for.
A nation made great by an influx of immigrants in the 19th and early 20th centuries now turns its back on immigrants and elects a president who wants to build a wall to keep them out.
Now, in a nation born of protest, many Americans are disturbed when other Americans protest. A number of NFL players refused to stand for the national anthem during yesterday’s game to protest President Trump’s statement that they should be fired for doing so. If NFL players, or anyone else, are afraid not to stand the anthem, or are threatened with losing their jobs, then we AREN’T the land of the free.
Stand for the anthem or don’t stand for the anthem. You have that choice because we are the land of the free. If we stop exercising that right out of fear, then those words will ring pretty hollow.