Perhaps you didn't understand my post. As far as feelings being hurt, I was talking about people just like you, who get offended at these types of actions. If the song isn't sung at silly sporting events, then there is no opportunity for anyone to use it to protest.
You say the soldiers "died for the right for this song to be played, flag to be flown." Ok. Didn't they also die so that people could be free to not stand when the song is played?
You say you "refuse to respect" him. Did he ask you to respect him?
He simply used this as a way to try to get attention for a cause he supports. Whether or not this is a successful method of getting people who were not listening to now start listening is debatable, but in the end, he merely exercised his freedom to decide for himself how to react when the song came on. Do you want to deny him this freedom? If so, maybe you should just leave this country! ;)
Gee thanks for suggesting I leave the country just because some spoiled, over- paid jerk wants to be a smartass but I think I will stay and continue to stand up for my flag, my country.
It is one thing to 'excercise his freedom' but he should respect our country and it's symbols. If it were not for what that song and flag mean he would not be filling his 'free' pockets with overpaid $$$.
Let him show the same disrepect in another country over their national symbols and bet you anything his frigging butt would be in jail.
FYI...apparently you are not keeping up with current events...Liberals are demanding these very same symbols of our country be banned from schools and other gatherings...ludicrous!
If he is so unhappy and feels put upon perhaps HE should leave the USA and pedal his 'second string talent' in another country. Bet they wouldn't put up with his temper tantrums.
Edited by jiyabird, 21 September 2016 - 01:56 PM.