Letter: Is it the Constitution or the flag and anthem?

Editor:

In my research, I found that the flag of US was first displayed in 1777. That is early. The Constitution was ratified in 1789.

It is the SUPREME LAW OF THE LAND. It continues to govern us.

The Bill of Rights were added in 1791. The Anthem was adopted in 1931.

So it seems a song and flag is trumping the Constitution.

“We the people” should be guaranteed freedom of speech. I would think the military would feel that they are fighting for our Constitution and its freedoms. The Pledge of Allegiance, Flag and Anthem unite us all and are traditional.

I still revere them and get tears when it is played. I know what it “represents.” Freedoms.

The Constitution has been under attack and should be protected. Taking a knee seems like an appropriate way to peacefully protest what citizens consider wrongs.

I remember the 60’s. It could be violent full of assassinations and violence.

This seems right. The attacks come from a man who refused to serve in the military.

I can’t seem to forget that.

Eugenia Hart

Cornville

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IzzatSo 5 months, 3 weeks ago

I saw this online somewhere and it's worth sharing:

"Thinking that NFL players are 'protesting the flag' is like thinking Rosa Parks was protesting public transportation.

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4voters 5 months, 3 weeks ago

The issue about the "knee" is not about the flag, constitution, bill of rights nor the anthem. It is about excessive force. Everyday we witness excessive force some where in this country. Donald John Trump is called Cadet Bone Spur because he refused to serve this country and he continues today.

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Pfalbo 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Lost in trump's purposely chaotic world is the fact that, yet again, with the NFL being steamrolled by trump's right-wing-bigotry, rich white people are still trying to tell blacks what is acceptable behavior.

(All, conveniently and predictably hiding-- yet again-- behind the cloak of patriotism: the last refuge of scoundrels).

If only the republican house and senate (sic) were as concerned about themselves showing such respect for the Constitution, Rule of Law-- or any ethical standard above that possessed by Idi Amin Dada-- as they expect from black player's.

First Amendment Rights are hell, aren't they.

republicans (sic), the groveling trump minions are nothing more than cowardly prostitutes to Power.

Indeed, if they cared about Country and our Democratic form of Government, by now, through Impeachment and the Constitutional line of presidential succession, we'd be down to Mike Pompeo by now.

For now, him being new to the chaos, he is only ankle deep in trump's raw sewer pipe of a presidency.

All deplorables. Just like Hillary described them.

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nutso_fasst 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Anyone who still wishes for Hillary as president has passed beyond deplorable and into pathetic.

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The_Uppity_Peasant 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Fascists always care more about symbols than substance: our current political situation is eerily reminiscent of the rise of fascism and the Nazis in particular. Hitler talked about lying regularly until the people believed it was true, seems Trump has pulled a page from Hitler's playbook.

Both parties have become worthless, only capable of preserving their status quo. We need to boot out every last Democrat and Republican and start giving other people a chance. A few decent individuals does not a great country make. Then and only then will this country be restored to something of a constitutional federal republic.

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nutso_fasst 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Trump thinks he can govern by fiat as our previous president did, but he lacks sufficient melanin to get away with it.

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