Ya know. Social media is an interesting thing. I've learned a lot in the past couple of days and because I've learned those things from people who don't necessarily agree with me on some hot topics right now I feel the need to share my thoughts--what is true to me, based off other peoples actions. I realize this won't change your mind, but maybe, just maybe you will learn something the way that I did.
I learned that according to the etiquette of the flag it shouldn't be worn, or used in advertising. I didn't know! I have always felt that both these ways of wearing the flag were outward signs of the respect and reverence shown for the flag.
I learned the powerful picture of Martin Luther King Junior kneeling, is him leading prayer in 1965, after 250 people were arrested for parading without a permit.
I have learned many people miss president Obama and his eloquent speech. (He is a very good speaker in my opinion as well). I have learned that the NFLs ratings are down, fewer people are watching.
I want you to know that when I very first heard of the kneeling during the anthem, before social media post after post after post--i thought they were showing reverence to the flag.
Then after reading posts I thought that people kneeling were protesting the military. The flag to me, is the military men and women who fought for America's freedom and liberty. And I can't/ don't understand when you literally have the freedom to protest because of the military who fights for that right!
Then after reading more I learn they are kneeling to protest police brutality. I want each and every one of you to know how horrific this is in my heart. THIS touches my life friends. THIS is so deeply personal to me. I feel based off that display of kneeling during the flag and those supporting it, that you are literally saying you think my husband is a terrible human who goes to work (for what those NFL players make in 1 week of practice,it takes him 2.5 months to bring home salary wise) and beats and kills innocent people. The guy who tucks my babies in at night (half the week-the other half he's gone working and we're home alone at night), (comments)