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NFL Player Protests: Should NFL Players Stand or Kneel for the National Anthem?
Standing for the National Anthem expresses patriotism.
Kneeling disrespects the flag that many have died for.
Patriotism binds the nation together.
An expression of patriotism loses meaning when it becomes obligatory.
Standing is a completely arbitrary action, and is devoid of any meaning that could be construed as negative or positive.
Peaceful protest is actually a form of patriotism because it is pushing to make the USA a better place.