On Friday night, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick made headlines when he refused to stand as the national anthem played before a game. Within 24 hours, fans were burning his jersey to let him know that what he did was wrong.
Kaepernick tried to defend his shameful show of disrespect by race-baiting.
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” he said of his protest. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”
Hillary Clinton stepped up her pandering to minority voters this week by refusing to condemn Kaepernick for disrespecting our country. Instead, her Vice President Tim Kaine said that we’ve “got to respect” Kaepernick for sitting down during the national anthem.
“You’re the father of a Marine. What’s your reaction to Colin Kaepernick?” Good Morning America host George Stephanopoulis asked Kaine on Thursday morning.
“You know, you’ve got to respect people’s ability to act according to their conscience,” Kaine replied, according to The Free Beacon. “I mean, I’d do it differently. I think if you really thought about issues and this country, you’d do it differently, and when I heard him explain his rationale, didn’t really make that much sense to me. But you’ve got to respect people’s ability to act according to their conscience, so I wouldn’t presume to tell him what to do.”
Wrong answer, Tim. We do NOT need to respect somebody who has no respect for our country.
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