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Re: “Razorback women take a knee during National Anthem; angry fans erupt

To "Perplexed", You make some valid, reasonable comments; however, I believe you missed my point. I have NO problem with "thoughtful discourse empowered by free and critical thinking", but perhaps the classroom or a public place on campus or student government would be a better place than a game that people paid to see. I express my opinions at city council meetings, the school board, political rallies, etc., but I don't express those views at work; it's not the correct forum. As for the " unnecessary Patriotic ritual" of playing/singing the National Anthem, the University has probably made a decision to honor and show respect to the country that has given us the freedoms to have public education, free speech, public "games", and even the freedom to protest(in the right place). YES, we must protect the rights of the minority, but never to the point that we totally ignore the rights of the majority. I'm sure if a majority of patrons wanted the " Patriotic Ritual" to stop, most places would. Try taking a poll on that one and see where you land! Warts and all, I still think this is the greatest country in the world! If you think majority rules sucks, try living in a place where minority rules. In case you missed it the first time, I backed the girls. I didn't think they should be punished. But I still disagree with the venue(as I do with Colin K.,it's his workplace), and I still think their blame is misguided. BTW, I'm a veteran, USAF 1974-1980, but that gives me absolutely no more rights than anyone else. Have a NICE day!

Posted by T-ster on 11/07/2016 at 4:18 PM

Re: “Razorback women take a knee during National Anthem; angry fans erupt

I too say "Good for you, Girls!" I'm glad you have well thought out opinions and are willing to take a stand for what you believe in! The only problem I see is where you place the blame and the venue you used to express yourself. Sure, you have a constitutional right to speak up on issues or to protest, but at a basketball game while playing for the school that offered you a scholarship in exchange for playing a game you enjoy? I don't think those fans in attendance really wanted any part of other people's social or political agenda forced upon them. If you want to make a statement, why not picket a police station or better yet a government office. Your notoriety as Razorback Basketball players would get you plenty of publicity. Even Jesus said, "Render unto Caesar those things which are Caesar's..." Your beef is not with the fans or the University. As for the blame, our country is not to blame. In fact, this country guarantees you the right to do exactly what you did(how ironic) while getting an education playing ,again, a game you enjoy. Does our country have problems? Yes, VERY BAD problems, but I submit that most of those problems are caused by a few bad people. There are some bad police(a few), but there are bad politicians, bad teachers, bad ditch diggers, even bad preachers. I even know some high profile athletes who have committed violent crimes. PLEASE, let's try to keep our games just that---GAMES!

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Posted by T-ster on 11/04/2016 at 4:58 PM

 

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