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Football players and university professors can be fired for their views. 142 43.03%
Neither can be fired for their views 188 56.97%
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Old 09-24-2017, 11:23 AM
Location: SF Bay Area
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Originally Posted by chronic65 View Post
President Donald J. Trump is 100% correct on this issue. I stopped watching Professional foolball years ago!
It is only another way of bringing evil into a persons home.
He is, indeed, and most Americans know it.

Old 09-24-2017, 11:23 AM
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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Originally Posted by Pilot1 View Post
They can go on any TV, or radio program they want to get out their message, and protest. They can go on any street corner, or any public square, and protest. Instead they use MY TIME, and MONEY to protest when I am paying to be entertained, and relax. I don't want to view politics when trying to escape from it for a few hours.
Totally agree! It's like waking up in the middle of the night after falling asleep watching my favorite program and now I realize I am listening to paid programing/endless infomercials. It's then time to rollover and hit the off button! There is absolutely no reason to pay to listen to dissent; unless that is what you believe in. So, like the election, the NFL is now alienating half or, in this case maybe even more, of it's own audience.

If they want to protest; let them do what you suggest: "They can go on any street corner, or any public square, and protest."
Old 09-24-2017, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by stburr91 View Post
This response shows how deathly afraid they are of Trump. The are terrified that Trump will continue to target them, and their sport's decline will accelerate.

It's fun to watch these people squirm, and squeal.
I think ^ that's what really fuels a lot of these actions. People on both sides have started finding entertainment in watching people squirm and squeal. Itś become Americas new past time.
Old 09-24-2017, 11:24 AM
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Originally Posted by LearnMe View Post
You and Trump could not be more wrong, and this convoluted attempt to mix the issue of NFL's drop in ratings with Trump's rant is more proof how confused people can be about what is going on around them! Proof as well that Trump supporters can't see the wrong in what Trump is doing, even in this case, because they can't think in terms of other than all good or all bad, or how to admit wrong when appropriate!

Our POTUS is about as correct to go after dissenters the way he does as that other lunatic Kim Jong-il is in North Korea! This is a free country no matter what your politics, leanings or sensitivities! Trump is acting like a fascist, and anyone who doesn't see that is just blind to how these sorts of leaders do their thing, ultimately undermining the very principles of democracy!

I am surely counting on conservatives who know better to reject this crap from Trump too. Unfortunately, it seems too many who supported Trump just don't know their fascism from narcissism, now as we must contend with both like never before.

In any case, if declining ratings are what makes us right or wrong, Trump's were never that good, declining all the while and no doubt about to take another significant hit. Might that make all the rest of us right too? That Trump needs to be stopped ASAP?!? Needs to go!?!

Absolutely, no question whatsoever!
The Trump people will never comprehend your posting.

The Trump people are all for the Constitution and specially the first amendment. For those Trump people that means "freedom of speech".
Old 09-24-2017, 11:24 AM
Location: Staten Island, NY
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Originally Posted by Raza EL View Post
Back in the day, NFL teams used to always stay in the locker room until after the anthem. The Steelers are choosing to do this today as a team. However, perhaps that is the solution. Go back to when teams stayed in the locker room until after the anthem. That is the perfect solution. No player will have the opportunity to kneel in front of thousands of people or millions of TV viewers. Players can stand or sit in the locker room without the publicity. Players won't be able to use the platform for political positions and the NFL won't mandate patriotism. However , the fans still will have the opportunity to experience the anthem along with service members. The only thing football players will have to do is play football. Everybody win.
Than all sports should go back to that practice. Maybe than EVERYONE will be happy and Donald Trump can put another W in his win collum. He wanted the disrespectful protesting to stop and it stops.
Old 09-24-2017, 11:25 AM
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Originally Posted by LGR_NYR View Post
Trump is stating his opinion as many others have on this issue
The president of the USA stating his opinion is different because he's the leader of the USA. After all, Freedom of Speech is against the government stopping people from free speech. He's the head of the government and he's trying to stop freedom of speech by calling for protests against a business and by calling for businesses to fire employees over freedom of speech.

He's not arresting people, which would be against the constitution. But the head of the GOVERNMENT calling on the NFL to fire people is the leader of the USA attempting to strong arm the NFL leaders into squashing freedom of speech. And calling on people to protest the NFL is attempting to strong arm the NFL into squashing freedom of speech by their employees.

It's because Trump IS the head of the government, and that's why it's bad. Freedom of Speech protects us from the government stopping free speech. Trump IS the government and he's trying to suppress freedom of speech.

Constitutionalists should be appalled.
Old 09-24-2017, 11:26 AM
Status: "We're all entitled to my own opinion." (set 3 days ago)
Location: Suburb of Chicago
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Originally Posted by xray731 View Post
nat would be the first one on the boards complaining if the postman wore a Trump hat or a fellow co-worker wore a Make America Great shirt and you know it.
You're probably right. Or a teacher wore a Trump shirt in class.

It's clear she doesn't watch football!
Old 09-24-2017, 11:26 AM
Location: On a Long Island in NY
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Originally Posted by EddieB.Good View Post
I agree. This is just another example of Trump's obvious bigotry. None of the Trumpettes want to discuss Trump had harsher words for one group of people exercising their right of free speech than another.

He said every single person from one group should be dragged off their job and fired. He didn't say anything of the sort for the other group.

He called one group, sons of bi%ches bc they were engaging in peaceful, non violent protest. But for the group that was marching under anti-Semitic and racists banners, he said some of them were good people.

Anyone who can't see the racism here probably doesn't want to see it. They are blind to the reality that we are still dealing with the legacy of slavery. America's original sin continues to haunt us.

And to compound matters, we have 3.5 million Americans without power, running water, or communication with the outside world and Dotard Trump is busy picking fights with professional athletes to cater to his base. A real leader would be focused on providing aid and assistance to Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, while also continuing efforts in Florida and Texas.
Old 09-24-2017, 11:26 AM
Location: Houston, TX
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Originally Posted by MUTGR View Post
The flag should be respected. This Country should be respected.
Why? And before you automatically assume I'm an insane person for even asking this question, think about it for a moment. Why do people instinctively believe we should respect the country and the flag? Most people don't respect the president. We certainly don't respect other politicians. Many (or most) people don't respect the police. Many (or most) of us don't respect our bosses or coworkers and think we're underpaid/overworked. Hell, many of us don't even respect our spouses. We can't stand paying taxes, hate welfare recipients, illegal immigrants, we hate TSA and our justice, educational, and healthcare system (or lack thereof), I could go on forever, but you get the idea. In short, there are so many things we don't respect about this country, why on earth are we obligated to respect it or the flag?
Old 09-24-2017, 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by uggabugga View Post
lil kim has quite the fan club amongst US leftists.
Nothing like the love the right has for Putin.
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