Taking a stand by taking a knee? Gimme a break!
Despite the heat the NFL is taking from fans, the Kaepernick Virus is still spreading and it’s going outside the league.
Did you catch Doug’s latest take on the ever-expanding NFL ‘Take A Knee’ protest? He’s got a GREAT solution:
This latest ‘protest’, however, is pretty dang weird because it isn’t on the field at all.
It’s at the Ann Arbor, Michigan city council chambers.
Sumi Kailasapathy is a refugee who came to the United States after losing her home during the Sri Lankan civil war.
After she arrived in the U.S., she continued her education and became a professor at Eastern Michigan University. She works as a public accountant and is now serving her third term as an Ann Arbor city council member.
She says despite her community involvement, she still faces discrimination.
So she decided to take a stand against the ‘haters’ by taking a knee.
Four of the 11 Ann Arbor, Michigan, City Council members were inspired by NFL players and took a knee during the Pledge of Allegiance in a council meeting, to protest inequality.
Sumi Kailasapathy, a third-term council member, came to the idea after following the NFL protests, in which players have taken a knee during the National Anthem to protest social injustice throughout the nation.
Kailasapathy asked her fellow council members to join her in protest on Monday, and 3 obliged: Chip Smith, Jason Frenzel and Chuck Warpehoski.
In an emotional blog post, Warpehoski wrote, “I can’t speak to what is in each person’s heart, but for me to ‘take a knee’ is an act of attention, of concern, and of respect.” He also said he didn’t mean to offend anyone by his actions, let alone dishonor those who have sacrificed for this country.
Kailasapathy said she believes kneeling is not disrespectful, because it is our duty as citizens to contribute to this country, and people should not be judge [sic] because they are different.
Source: WXII 12
Does this woman not understand that our traditions require standing for the anthem with your hand over your heart as a sign of respect?
The act of refusing to stand is itself a disrespectful act.
That’s not going to change because she doesn’t see it as disrespectful.
Does she not get that she’s taken an oath of office to respect this country and its institutions?
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