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Taking A Knee


October 16, 2017

Have you been watching Ken Burns’ excellent 20-part series on the Vietnam War? It highlights the role of protest in our democracy. Protest played a role in bringing an end to what now, sadly, appears to be a war that we should never have entered into and could not be won. Many of those protests were very violent and included burning the U.S. flag by those who were desperate to change the course of the nation they loved. The right to burn the flag has been upheld by the Supreme Court in a 1989 decision 491 U.S. 397, Texas v. Johnson.

In comparison, taking a knee or remaining seated or l...

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