So you're saying all Palestinians kill innocent civilians deliberately? Maybe we should just round them up and kill them all. I mean, if every last one of them is a homicidal maniac, why not?
Sounds like you're completely unaware that the settlements are being built on land that every country in the world except Israel has agreed belongs to the the Palestinians. In spite of our own "special relationship" with them, even the US agrees with this.
The truth is not decided by a majority, right is right and wrong is wrong and is not the subject of a vote. The US agreed with it under Barack Obama, a bigoted President who hates Jews, he is probably the most anti-Semitic President we've ever had, and I would even throw in the one president of the Confederate States into that category, Jefferson Davis! Barack Obama was more anti-Semitic than Jefferson Davis!
Sure ya do! This isn't about *enforcing* it, it's about *respecting* it. It's also about you having an abstract notion about what expressing dissent is: As the t-shirt I posted earlier expresses--and as we've seen endlessly in US History--the problem that minorities have with their grievances is being heard.
If you were the owner of a restaurant, would you "respect" the First Amendment by not firing one of you waiters who was telling your customers to "F- Off!"? It is his freedom of speech that allows him to curse at your customers to his hearts content, and by doing so, he is hurting your business, would you allow him to continue to do that because you respect his freedom of speech, or would you fire him?
I would fire such a person!
The right to freedom of speech is not a right to be heard, you can't mandate that a person must have an audience whenever he speaks! The football players who are disrespecting the flag are hurting the business of the NFL, people are not attending the games because they are offended! Don't you get it?
NFL players have chosen the opening of games to kneel precisely because it will get people's attention. They're not yelling and screaming. They're not breaking anything. They're silently making a point, and they're making themselves fully available in the press to explain what they're protesting.
Just as in the example of a waiter that you hire using his place of employment and your restaurant to express his true feelings about some of your customers and driving them away at your expense! Tell me why such a person should not be fired for sabotaging your business? Are the football players more important than the fans? I guess you don't want patriotic Americans attending American football games, just skeptical liberals that hate America but still like American football, that is a much smaller audience of course, but if the football team owners don't like to make money, it is their choice! We fans are making our opinion known to them, so if they want us to continue to buy tickets and watch the games on television, they know what to do t correct the situation. Football players don't own the stadium, so they don't get to say or do whatever they want if it hurts their employer's business without consequences, the fans are telling the owners that their are consequences, they are booing when the players sit down for the anthem, and seats are empty because of it, and their are not enough America-hating liberals to fill them.
But not only are "y'all mad," you insist on plugging your ears to ensure that you don't listen to them, you're screaming at the top of your lungs a fantasy interpretation of what they're saying and insisting that it's the only thing that matters.
That's selfish at the very least, but what it really shows is that you have no respect whatsoever for your fellow man.
Sounds like you think there's nothing wrong with that, but seriously, how's that workin' for ya?
if they need to explain in words what they are doing when they so demonstrate, they are not demonstrating very effectively, if they appear to be disrespecting the flag and they have to explain that they don't mean any disrespect to the flag when they do that, then they need to d something else to get their message across. Most people interpret what they are doing as disrespect to the flag, because that I what it look like. Maybe they can d something to protest racial injustice without appearing to disrespect the American flag, just a suggestion!