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Essay On Symbolizing The American Flag

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Honor, courage and Freedom are what symbolize the American Flag. Americans come together at events, ceremonies and in school to pledge equality underneath the flag every day. Standing up during the national anthem has been the unique gesture we as citizens have all been using for decades. There has been an outbreak of police brutality over the years, but mainly going viral in two-thousand sixteen. Colin Kaepernick, a player of the San Fransisco forty-niners; chose to go against standing for the national anthem to voice his concerns on police brutality and racial inequality. The conclusion would be “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country”. The premise would be that “the country oppresses black people and people of color.” Colin Kaepernick goes on to say, "I can't see…show more content…
This is true because the premise logically guarentees the truth of the conclusion. It is true that the country oppresses black people, and that fully supports the conclusion. To make this argument better Kaepernick could have said, “If my county is going to oppress people of color”, “then I should not stand up during the national anthem”. One could also say the argument is sound by saying “the country oppresses black people, showing pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people is not right, so therefore I will not stand during the national anthem. Kaepernick wants the issue to be addressed and until the people see this and to show more respect to the people who fight for this Country he kneels down instead of fully standing. As a citizen of these united states freedom of speech is granted to his or her in the first amendment which means they can express themselves in any way they chose as long as it does not violate on the rights of others. Colin Kapernick’s protest has started a controversial topic that leaves many in awe. I agree with this argument completely; his actions alone are bringing attention to the
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