If you ask the wrong question you get the wrong answer.
Here is the Yahoo headline:
“Does Kaepernick have the right to remain seated during the National Anthem?”
Answer: “Yes, he has a Constitutional right to remain seated.”
Here is the right question:
Does the quarterback who represents the public face of the San Francisco 49’s have a right to remain seated during what is a decades old tradition unfurled at ball parks across the nation?
There is a Biblical admonition to give honor where honor is due, respect where respect is due.
Kaepernick effectively spit in the face of every season ticket holder. He spit in the face of the young boys at the game who aspire to follow in his footsteps. And he spit in the faces of the NFL Security Chief and his staff:
Please read section 14: Breach and Enforcement regarding police force configuration for NFL games:
Caped super hero Colin stated, “There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”
Hot Damn! What can I say? The man is a genius.
Institutional traditions which express honor are not about individual right when the individual is a paid member of the same. The NFL is an institution – practically up there with Mom and Apple pie. Colin the citizen can sit. Colin the quarterback should be benched for his behavior which has caused ill will toward his organization.
Since he hates America so much we should start a crowd source fund. Where does he want to live? What nation does he love?
I will provide for the FedEx shipping and a bottle of water for his journey.