Of Colin Kaepernick and Freedom of Speech

Posted by Troy on 22nd August 2017 in Current Events, Human Nature

More people are taking the knee during the national anthem.  Others are demanding that some team sign Kaepernick.  They say that his display is freedom of speech.

Yes.  Of course it is.  Just like when the Dixie Chicks shot off at the mouth and said they were embarrassed that George Bush was our President…and their sales tanked.  When you pop off at the mouth, people will judge you.  Frankly, if Colin Kaepernick was blogging and making serious points and trying to raise awareness and working with police community outreach programs, people would probably praise him universally.  Instead, he kneels during the national anthem with the suggestion that this country is fundamentally racist.  Well, if you are proud of America and love America, this is a personal affront.  As such, you might not want to watch the game.  This hurts sales, and why would a team hire such a player?  Let’s be honest.  The NFL doesn’t care about patriotism past how they can use it to make money.

Here’s a question, if Tom Brady came out and was advocating dropping the age of consent to 11 and suggesting that middle aged men should be able to date 11-year-old boys, how fast do you think he would be fired for exercising his freedom of speech.  You are free to say whatever you want.  If it offends people, they are free to shun you.  Colin Kaepernick supporters cannot hide behind the shield of free speech.  I guarantee if there was a player out there advocating for the revocation of the 13th Amendment, there would be NO ONE saying that ANY TEAM should sign them.  Instead, they would be talking about if such speech should be made illegal.  If any team was stupid enough to sign that player, there would be boycotts and protests and vandalism until that player was terminated.

Long Live the Constitution

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