San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kapernick has garnered some followers sitting (or not showing respect for the flag) during the national anthem. However, some of these folks didn’t think of the consequences when they decided to follow his lead.
A young sailor discovered these consequences when she decided to record herself imitating Kapernick. Here’s the story from the Young Conservatives:
“An arrogant Navy sailor who proudly recorded herself remaining seated on the morning of Aug. 31 as the national anthem blared through the Naval Air Technical Training Center in Pensacola, Florida, just got some really bad news.
“Speaking with Military.com, a spokesperson for the training center confirmed that the unnamed sailor was being disciplined, but stopped short of identifying the exact nature of the punitive measures. It was revealed though that the sailor would be permitted to continue training.
“According to Navy rules, enlisted soldiers must stand and face the flag whenever the national anthem is played. Moreover, if in uniform, they must salute the flat. And if in casual gear, as the unnamed soldier was on the morning of Aug. 31, they must stand in attention and place their right hand over their heart.”
We don’t pretend that everything is perfect in America today, and there are plenty of areas that could use improvement. However, there are much better ways to affect positive change than not showing respect for your country’s flag and anthem. Maybe, you know, actually rolling up your sleeves and doing something, instead of
Do you think that Colin Kapernick has started a bad trend for professional athletes, soldiers and other Americans today?
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