58% of Americans think that athletes should be required to stand during the playing of the national anthem. Do we actually deserve our Constitution? We need to examine how are democratic culture has fallen to this low point.
The United States of America is a free country.
These professional athletes are not paid slaves or paid minstrels. It’s legal to BURN the flag, but a majority of our fellow Americans think it should be illegal to engage in a gentle and peaceful protest at a public event. In Trump’s America of 2017, 58% either have not thought this through, or want to see the police walk onto the field and put them in cuffs and drag them away?
We are in trouble.
This will take decades of a redoubled commitment to teaching civics and history, and I see no sign of that happening.