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Old June 10th, 2018, 05:00 AM   #1
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Protests Should Be Applauded

Considering this country's inception it is astounding to me that so many of our self-proclaimed PATRIOTS absolutely HATE protests and protestors. These "patriots" are the same people who drool over the framers and the constitution. These are the same loyalists who claim to know more than all the generals about our history, our culture, our laws, our court systems and our government but.....

They absolutely despise protestors--of all shapes and sizes. They hate our high school/Gen Z protestors so much that leaders of these protests have received death threats. They hate COLLEGE protestors now, labeling students as "snowflakes" and calling out universities as being "bad" for our country...all those highly educated professors spreading Commie propaganda. They are stymied by the #metoo movement and the women's marches. They were appalled at the Black Lives Matter protests, are now revolted at the NFL (and won't watch). They support a president who seems to think White Supremacists are "very fine people".
These very same flag-wavers objected to war protests & civil rights protests (although NOW they will tell you they supported them). They were LIVID when protests erupted over Reagan's firing of 12,000 air traffic controllers who went on strike and in 1982 when over a million people protested nuclear weapons.
OH THE OUTRAGE!! The March on Washington for Lesbian, Gay, and Bi Equal Rights and Liberation — April 25, 1993.

Why?

HOW did we the people become a nation? HOW? HOW DID IT EVOLVE? Did the colonists protest? Did they break laws? Smuggle goods? Taunt King George? Did they give public speeches, print/distribute propaganda, intimidate British soldiers? Did they attack guards like in the Boston Massacre?
Did the colonists boycott and attack East Indian tea distributors and throw the tea in Boston harbor? AND then--the GALL--did they form their own government and create their own nation via VIOLENCE--aka: WAR??

I simply cannot abide hypocrisy. We either support civil disobedience or we don't. We either defend protests and protestors or we don't. We either understand our first amendment rights or we don't. Why do you suppose THIS is our FIRST *FIRST* amendment?

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
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When you show disrespect to the flag of the United States, you are not "protesting". That flag represents everyone that fought and sacrificed and died to protect and preserve the very freedoms the first revolutionaries fought and died for. That's something the left doesn't understand.
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When you show disrespect to the flag of the United States, you are not "protesting". That flag represents everyone that fought and sacrificed and died to protect and preserve the very freedoms the first revolutionaries fought and died for. That's something the left doesn't understand.
Wrong. The flag represents the country of people that ratified a Constitution that gives them the unalienable right to protest the flag.
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When you show disrespect to the flag of the United States, you are not "protesting". That flag represents everyone that fought and sacrificed and died to protect and preserve the very freedoms the first revolutionaries fought and died for. That's something the left doesn't understand.
Nope, that flag represents ALL Americans. What don't YOU understand about that?
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When you show disrespect to the flag of the United States, you are not "protesting". That flag represents everyone that fought and sacrificed and died to protect and preserve the very freedoms the first revolutionaries fought and died for. That's something the left doesn't understand.


Oh. I see. The colonists showed "respect" to the Union Jack (or whatever it was called at that time)?? You don't think the "King's Colors" were defaced? You don't think Pennsylvania militiamen stormed into what is now Independence Hall, tore down George III's coat of arms, and burned it?? Sorry to disappoint--BUT THEY DID.

Do you support the First Amendment or not? Yes. OR. No.
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Wrong. The flag represents the country of people that ratified a Constitution that gives them the unalienable right to protest the flag.
Wrong. There is nothing in the Constitution about the right to protest the flag. It's disrespectful to kneel when the National Anthem is played. You can try and twist that all day, but you're not gonna justify it.
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Nope, that flag represents ALL Americans. What don't YOU understand about that?
Then you should respect that flag.
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Oh. I see. The colonists showed "respect" to the Union Jack (or whatever it was called at that time)?? You don't think the "King's Colors" were defaced? You don't think Pennsylvania militiamen stormed into what is now Independence Hall, tore down George III's coat of arms, and burned it?? Sorry to disappoint--BUT THEY DID.

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The United States is not King George.
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If there are injustices, then work to expose them and fix them. Kneeling during the National Anthem does nothing but turn people off and hurts your cause. Children are still being shot in gang infested big cities. Kneeling for the National Anthem hasn't fixed that, has it.
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When you show disrespect to the flag of the United States, you are not "protesting". That flag represents everyone that fought and sacrificed and died to protect and preserve the very freedoms the first revolutionaries fought and died for. That's something the left doesn't understand.
The flag of the United States of America represents ALL citizens, you dim bulb...including those who protest - even those (idiots) who burn it.

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