San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick should be disciplined for not standing during the national anthem at a recent game. In a football league where Christian quarterback Tim Tebow was cut by a team for, in part, being too religious, there ought also be a consequence for disrespect of our nation. Kaepernick’s complaints about people of color not getting a square deal in America are greatly diminished by the fact he was raised by adoptive white parents, that Government spending in poor urban areas is in the trillions of dollars since LBJ declared his “War on Poverty” with little effect, that white voters have helped elect a black President twice during Kaepernick’s short lifetime. What Kaepernick ought to be protesting is that not enough black kids stay in school and advocate ways to fix that, or express sympathy for the tragedy of the 2,800 people that have been shot in Chicago already this year, many of them blacks, shot by other blacks.
As for me, I’m officially a Los Angeles Rams fan now.
If was great to see the New York Giants football team respond by honoring our nation at their last game. See it here: http://ijr.com/2016/08/682245-ny-giants-send-loud-clear-message-to-america-after-kaepernick-refuses-to-stand-for-national-anthem/