We live in such a time of disrespect. Back in the day, your parents taught you to respect. If people cannot respect our country and flag…move somewhere where you can! Do I agree with everything in America? NO! But I love my country and I am proud of all the men and women who have and do fight to keep us safe and for our freedoms!
Four Ann Arbor city council members choose to take a knee instead of standing for the Pledge of Allegiance to show solidarity with the NFL players doing the same during the national anthem.
Ann Arbor city council members Chip Ward, Chuck Warpehoski, Sumi Kailasapathy, and Jason Frenzel participated in the controversial demonstration during a meeting Monday.
According to IJR:
In a statement on his website, Warpehoski said he chose to take a knee during the patriotic ceremony to show “concern” and “respect”:
“I can’t speak to what is in each person’s heart, but for me to ‘take a knee’ is an act of attention, of concern, and of respect. And it is in that spirit that I take a knee at tonight’s city council meeting: out of respect for the aspiration that we be a nation ‘with liberty and justice for all,’ with full attention that we fall short of that ideal in many ways, and with humble dedication to continue to work that the promise of the pledge may be fulfilled.”
Kailasapathy told The Ann Arbor News that she chose to take a knee as part of her desire to uphold the United States’ democratic values.
“For me,” she said, “taking a knee is also showing solidarity with the group of people who have been doing this at the national level.”
— Lauren(Fitch)Slagter (@LaurenSlagter) October 16, 2017
At this point, it has become very clear that the only reason these people are doing this is that they know it aggravates a significant portion of the population. Anyone with the ability to apply critical thought can clearly see that kneeling for the anthem or the pledge certainly doesn’t draw empathy for any particular cause. It only alienates people whose values include rendering the proper respect for our flag, so these “protesters” must care more about alienating people than gaining support for their cause.
If this country spent as much time on their knees at church instead of in protest, we would be a stronger more united church!
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