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Protests During National Anthem

Postby Luke Skywalker » Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:32 am

I'm all for freedom of speech. But, where do we draw the line? Isn't there not only a time and place for everything, but also a fine line between exercising your constitutional rights and flat out pissing on the country that gave you all the rights you currently enjoy? I have the right to think, say and do just about anything in this country that does not infringe on anybody else's rights. I will also defend and ultimately die to protect your rights to do those very same things - whether I agree with you or not. Just seems to me that we all should show some respect for the country which allows all individuals freedom of thought, speech and action. If you still don't like our country and refuse to honor our flag - then, by all means, please get out. Perhaps North Korea, Syria, Afghanistan, etc., will accommodate you and maybe that's where we should send these bozos. They will definitely have some newfound respect for America's flag, after they return home from those places (if they return at all).

America is great - we all have freedoms here that a lot of other countries don't enjoy. That includes the right to leave (please read on).

THIS WAS IN THE TAMPA BAY NEWSPAPER

Will we still be the Country of choice and still be America if we continue to make the changes forced on us by the people from other countries that came to live in America because it is the Country of Choice??? Think about it . .

All I have to say is, when will they do something about MY RIGHTS? I celebrate Christmas, but because it isn't celebrated by everyone, we can no longer say Merry Christmas. Now it has to be Season's Greetings. It's not Christmas vacation, it's Winter Break.. Isn't it amazing how this winter break ALWAYS occurs over the Christmas holiday? We've gone so far the other way, bent over backwards to not offend anyone, that I am now being offended. But it seems that no one has a problem with that.


This says it all!



This is an editorial written by an American citizen, published in a Tampa newspaper. He did quite a job, didn't he? Read on, please!


IMMIGRANTS, NOT AMERICANS, MUST ADAPT.

I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we
are offending some individual or their culture.
Since the terrorist attacks on Sept 11,
we have experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority of Americans.
However, the dust from the attacks had barely settled
when the "politically correct" crowd began complaining about the possibility that our patriotism was offending others.


I am not against immigration, nor do I hold a grudge
against anyone who is seeking a better life by coming to America.
Our population is almost entirely made up of descendants of immigrants.
However, there are a few things that those who have recently come to our country,
and apparently some born here, need to understand. This idea of America being a multicultural community has served only to dilute our sovereignty and our national identity.
As Americans, we have our own culture, our own society, our own language and our own lifestyle.
This culture has been developed over centuries of struggles, trials, and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom.


We speak ENGLISH, not Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic,
Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language. Therefore, if you wish to become part
of our society, learn the language!


"In God We Trust" is our national motto. This is not some Christian, right wing, political slogan. We adopted this motto because Christian men and women, on Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly documented.
It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools.
If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world
as your new home, because God is part of our culture.


If Stars and Stripes offend you, or you don't like Uncle Sam,
then you should seriously consider a move to another part of this planet.
We are happy with our culture and have no desire to change,

and we really don't care how you did things where you came from.
This is OUR COUNTRY, our land, and our lifestyle
Our First Amendment gives every citizen the right to express his opinion
and we will allow you every opportunity to do so.
But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about our flag,
our pledge, our national motto, or our way of life, I highly encourage you
take advantage of one other great American freedom,
THE RIGHT TO LEAVE.


AMEN

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Re: Protests During National Anthem

Postby Philly » Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:34 am

I still say Merry Christmas. Why do you feel like you can't?
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Re: Protests During National Anthem

Postby Luke Skywalker » Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:59 am

Philly wrote:I still say Merry Christmas. Why do you feel like you can't?


Here's at least a partial list and a look into the ongoing "Christmas Controversy" (I'll most likely be voting for Trump, if for no other reason than this.):

Christmas Controversy - Wikipedia
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Re: Protests During National Anthem

Postby Philly » Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:01 am

I just ignore that stuff and enjoy Christmas every year.

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Re: Protests During National Anthem

Postby Luke Skywalker » Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:03 am

Philly wrote:I just ignore that stuff and enjoy Christmas every year.


As we all should.
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Re: Protests During National Anthem

Postby spacemonkey » Mon Sep 12, 2016 11:18 am

Well, Christmas is getting close. So, MERRY CHRISTMAS y'all. And always remember, Jesus loves you, and their ain't a damm thing You can do about it. **==
The hardest part of doing nothing is knowing when your done.

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Re: Protests During National Anthem

Postby IndependentProfessor » Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:35 pm

Colin, and anyone else, has every right to protest during the national anthem.

However, if I were the owner of the 49ers, I would also express my legal right to cancel his contract immediately. As in, that game. Would I be sued? Yup. Would I have to pay damages? Most assuredly. Probably millions. Would it be worth it? Every penny.

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Re: Protests During National Anthem

Postby exploited » Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:36 pm

IndependentProfessor wrote:Colin, and anyone else, has every right to protest during the national anthem.

However, if I were the owner of the 49ers, I would also express my legal right to cancel his contract immediately. As in, that game. Would I be sued? Yup. Would I have to pay damages? Most assuredly. Probably millions. Would it be worth it? Every penny.


Losing millions of dollars would be worth it just to make some half-retarded football player stand up during the anthem?
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Re: Protests During National Anthem

Postby Philly » Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:47 pm

IndependentProfessor wrote:Colin, and anyone else, has every right to protest during the national anthem.

However, if I were the owner of the 49ers, I would also express my legal right to cancel his contract immediately. As in, that game. Would I be sued? Yup. Would I have to pay damages? Most assuredly. Probably millions. Would it be worth it? Every penny.

You would have to pay out the dead cap space on his contract (20 million). Keep in mind, this is not just your money, but also money against the salary cap, and quite a bit of it. You would also have to part ways with the backup QB in a CHIP KELLY HIGH OCTANE OFFENSE which runs a high number of fast paced offensive snaps.

So it would be a very stupid move for you to make. But in this scenario, you are Jed York, so it seems realistic.
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Re: Protests During National Anthem

Postby NAB » Mon Sep 12, 2016 1:15 pm

exploited wrote:
IndependentProfessor wrote:Colin, and anyone else, has every right to protest during the national anthem.

However, if I were the owner of the 49ers, I would also express my legal right to cancel his contract immediately. As in, that game. Would I be sued? Yup. Would I have to pay damages? Most assuredly. Probably millions. Would it be worth it? Every penny.


Losing millions of dollars would be worth it just to make some half-retarded football player stand up during the anthem?


This is America goddamit. It doesn't have to make sense where futile gestures are concerned.
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