I’ve heard much talk lately about respect for our national anthem and the American flag.
If we genuinely care about respect for the American flag, shouldn’t we try to convince our fellow citizens to stop flying the Confederate flag?
Thankfully, the men who fought for the Confederate flag were losers, and they remain losers. They lost the war, but they managed to kill 700,000 Americans in the process. Their toxic ideas no longer have actual power – luckily for us, their ideas have been relegated to Facebook posts riddled with misspellings and racial slurs.
There are currently fewer than 1,700 active players on NFL rosters each week. If we as a country are truly concerned with respect for the American flag, let’s focus our attention on the much larger number of people who continue to display the flag of the Confederacy – a flag that was flown by soldiers who killed members of the military of the United States of America.