President Obama Wants Military Families to Consider Colin Kaepernick‘s Pain | TIME

President Obama Wants Colin Kaepernick to Consider ‘Pain’ of Military Families

And wants military families to do the same for the quarterback

President Barack Obama wants Colin Kaepernick, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback whose national anthem protests have spurred similar action across the National Football League, to consider the “pain” of military families who take his kneeling personally.

The President was asked how he felt about NFL players taking a knee during the national anthem during a CNN town hall with members of the military and their families that aired on Wednesday. Obama urged both sides of the debate to consider how the other may feel.

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  1. Unfortunately Mr. Obama like so many other Americans seems to have a very loose grasp of reality concerning this situation. “Military families” and their “pain” are an entirely different matter than one person expressing their “freedom of speech” and at the same time their “disagreement with their government’s actions”. Members of the military whether they are aware of this or not, are free to NOT engage in any of the illegal wars of aggression that the USA engages in on a regular basis. Indeed, the Nuremberg tribunals established the precedent of disregarding the “good soldier defense” and the fact that follow illegal orders makes the “follower just as guilty as those giving the orders”. The USA directed BOTH Nuremberg I and II tribunals, and arrogantly stood judgement over others for the same crimes they themselves had committed against the ancestors of this author, the Native Americans, and indeed every war before or after WWII was nothing but illegal war of aggression. Indeed this country has experienced at least one illegal war of aggression for every generation with the exception of WWII; and currently they have had three for the present generation.
    “My country, right or wrong” is a “fools parade” and COULD subject the practitioner to judgement at trial; and when engaged in illegal war, “summary execution in the field” if captured.
    Mr. Kaepernic’s courage and continued bravery under fire for expressing his free speech should be held up as an example.

    Leave it to the American people to choose to do the wrong thing time after time.
    The again “If the USA were any other criminal nation the ‘Americans’ would invade the USA to keep the world safe. The would be justified”.

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