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The National Anthem

Malik Moore Smith

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How do you feel about the National Anthem? Do you stand up for it? Do you care if others stood up for it? Colin Kapernick, a professional football player in the NFL (National Football League), doesn’t stand for the flag but instead he kneels. He protests the American flag because of what goes in our country pertaining to racial issues. A couple of days ago Donald Trump, our President, made remarks regarding Kapernick and those that don’t stand up for the flag. He said that they should be fired for not standing up and plenty of NFL players retaliated by kneeling for the Anthem.

Varn said that he doesn’t care if other people don’t stand for the flag because it doesn’t affect him in anyway. Britany said that she doesn’t care either if people kneel just because it doesn’t matter to her. If people kneel for the Anthem, not a lot of people are bothered because they couldn’t care less about the flag themselves but if someone cares about the Anthem and the flag a lot then it would be a problem.

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The National Anthem