My apologies to everyone. I’ve been too busy and in too much pain to write here. I’m also totally disgusted at the ridiculous antics of the President, then horrified by the Puerto Rico disaster and then the Las Vegas mass casualty event.
A few words are in order:
Americans are accustomed to personal freedom of expression and opinion. However, under Trump, this is being denied more and more. No American is required to be patriotic. No American is required to “respect the flag” (whatever that means). No American is required to stand by law for the national anthem, although there is probably some uniform code of military justice that may have some kind of requirement for those in uniform, but this is irrelevant anyway to civilians or the NFL players. No American is required to support the military. But virtually all of these claims are specious at best, and inaccurate.