Let’s move on from the drama of athletes kneeling during the national anthem. When a high school student starts receiving racial threats for exercising his constitutional right, things are way out of hand.
The faux patriots are fighting a losing battle: The Supreme Court has ruled that burning the flag is protected by free speech. And what are they so afraid of? Why do they see such a threat? We’re not talking about people parking rental trucks loaded with explosives in front of buildings, or shooting up a church or movie theater, or being a part of a group plotting to overthrow the government.
The players are simply kneeling.
And if you want to talk about disrespect, free speech has been used for more than 200 years to disrespect every racial, ethnic, religious and other minority group in this country.