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NFL Player Protests: Should NFL Players Stand or Kneel for the National Anthem?
NFL players are role models to younger athletes and should respect national ceremonies.
They are role models to younger athletes and should model non-violent protest of unequal conditions in our country when their conscience demands it.
Being a role model is a matter of personal, moral conviction.
Respecting ceremony is not an ethical argument for encroaching upon a peaceful and just protest.
Role models are often criticized for their actions at first, but honored later.
More important than respecting national ceremonies, NFL players should
commit fewer felonies
if they want to be good role models.