I did not stand during the National Anthem, despite Gov. Henry McMaster urging us to do so, because the governor does not have a say in what goes on in my house.
Like it or not, kneeling during the anthem is protected by our Constitution.
While I am a veteran, I also grew up in segregated Columbia, and I know what it feels like to be denied constitutional rights.
The ignorance of segregation taught me to never interfere with any citizen exercising his or her constitutional rights.
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