My thoughts on the kneeling in the NFL . It's important to respect the flag and what it means. There are other ways we can protest or work to correct injustice in America, but disrespecting the flag shouldn't be one of them. We need to be thankful to live in this country, despite some flaws it's the greatest country there is. Respecting the flag shows honor to those who fought and died for or freedom and those currently doing the same and sacrificing for our country.
I think the flag represents the citizens and the ideals of America. I feel disrespecting the flag equates to disrespecting the people. Protesting can be a positive thing and our founders made sure to include that in our freedoms but I think there are appropriate and inappropriate ways to go about it. Even better than protesting is doing things in the community to make things better. The biggest problem in America is a heart issue...from taking God out and letting government be the caregiver, but I guess that's a whole other issue. We look at the same situation from different lenses so see things differently.
I think we as a nation do embrace all people. The fringe wackos that don't..don't represent America, not what America stands for. (Its just that they get all the media coverage so it's all people see) I know a lot of people work hard to help things in America to improve, we have made great strides in the last 100 years though there are still problems. The thing today is everything is so upside down, what's good is bad and what's bad is good. I'm sure God grieves for us and the things going on not just here but all over the world. The flag is most definitely not above God but it deserves respect nonetheless. I don't think respecting the flag means you don't care about the issues our country faces. The flag should be a symbol to bring us together not be used to tear us apart. We are all God's children of equal value. One thing I know for sure is that God is in control no matter what and we can trust in that..no matter the chaos or craziness around us.