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by treadlightly
Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:31 pm
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Topic: Take a Knee Updated
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Re: Take a Knee Updated

anygunanywhere wrote:I don't consider insulting millions of loyal patriots both dead and living as a right. Denigrating the word right by defining what these losers are doing as such is the same as saying someone has the right to steal or murder.
I support you in spirit, but not quite all the way in practice. Here's why I'm willing to go to the trouble to heckle those jerks while putting up with them at the same time.

Respect is not earned at gunpoint. It is far better for the mass bulk of the country to not want to disrespect America than it is to force respect, because whatever you get by force will be a mix of acquiescence and rebellion, not respect.

High-mindedness aside, I can't believe as much as airtime costs during an NFL football game that owners are content to allow their investment to be used as an employee's bullhorn. It doesn't make sense, particularly when they protest the system that not only lets them use their posteriors for ear muffs, it protects their right to be disgusting - assuming the players are either on their own time or act in accordance with employment expectations.

They are building up a debt they owe the country.

I'm not a big football fan, anyway. Give me a good ol' race, anything where each competitor's greatest challenge is his own limits, and I'm entertained and inspired. Gun matches are like that. Skills brought to bear on weaknesses with finesse, grace besting challenge.

Unless it came up in conversation, I probably wouldn't even notice for a few seasons if football games ceased to be.
by treadlightly
Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Take a Knee Updated
Replies: 59
Views: 4555

Re: Take a Knee Updated

The Dallas Cowboys web site has a "contact" form with different categories to choose from.

Here's what I sent to their ticket sales department yesterday morning:

Is it possible to buy lifetime passes?

I'd like to do that as soon as you play an exhibition game in N. Korea and turn your backs in protest on the little doughboy who killed Otto Warmbier.

Or for a more popular stand, play a game in Saudi Arabia. When the royals enter the stadium, break out maypoles and prance around with rainbow pom-poms in protest of that country's death penalty for being gay.

No? Not going to do that? Is it perhaps because what you protest is actually your safe space?

What nettles me is you protest the symbols of America, not the people you think have indirectly wronged you. Your stand is naive, your principles are poorly focused, and I kneel on my remote when football comes on the tube.

American ideals aren't the problem. Americans who fail those ideals, either by kneeling in pampered indignation on the sidelines or by abuse of power, those are the problems.

But make some meaningful protest where human rights are actually abused by tyranny, and I'll be back.

Please forward to Jerry Jones.



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