I stand behind Colin Kaepernick

I’m Canadian and I stand behind Colin Kaepernick.

I don’t understand why people are so mad about an individual taking a knee during the national anthem to protest the injustice associated with police brutality directed at black people. I’m really perplexed by the irony in this controversy. The flag of the United States of America stands for Constitutional freedoms that we have fought for since before 1776. Those freedoms are laid out in the Declaration of Independence and guaranteed by the Constitution, it’s Amendments, and the Bill of Rights. Those timeless documents are what our great warriors have fought for, for over 242 years. Included in those declarations is the First Amendment which guarantees freedom of speech, and yet you so called patriots wish to deny Colin Kaepernick his freedom of speech!

The American flag represents and covers all U.S. citizens. It is a symbol of the values for which U.S. citizen stand for.

Expecting safety from police brutality and exercising his right to the same freedom of speech shouldn’t be a controversy.

Trump saluted a North Korean general. It seems to me that people with no military history should not salute. In Saudi Arabia he bowed to the leader. In Germany, he stood before the world and told them he believes Putin over his own Intelligence officers. In England, he walked in front of the Queen and left her behind. It seem to me that trump only uses patriotism when it suits his purpose. 

In Canada, we also have a lot of people who exhibit hypocrisy, by demanding freedom of speech, as long as it fits their cause, but then turn on those who wish to exercise the same freedom of speech for a cause they don’t support.

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