Argumentative Speech

Decent Essays

August 26, 2016. Do you know what happened on this day? Many of you probably do not know the significance of this day. On this day, San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, refused to stand during "The Star-Spangled Banner." Mr. Kaepernick sat down behind his teammates, on the bench, while the National Anthem was playing. His actions sparked an outrage in the sports word and the regular world.
In my opinion, his actions were one of the most disgraceful activities of protest I have ever seen. This issue needs to be talked about and we need to find a way to try and prevent this type of dishonor to our great country. This issue interests me because I am an athlete and a citizen of the United States of America. Standing for the National should be a honor for everyone because they are showing support and respect for this country. Mr. Kaepernick sitting for "The Star-Spangled Banner"- are you kidding me? So many men and women have fought and died to protect your freedom. That red, white, and blue piece of fabric waving in the sky that you just disrespected is the reason you can live in the land of the free and the home of the brave. Mr. Kaepernick is not only disrespecting our country and our flag, but also our veterans who sacrificed themselves and their lives, so anyone could have freedom and the ability to play football.
Furthermore, if I was put into a veterans shoes, I would feel disgraced because I spent months and sometimes years away from my family to protect

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