Bears Must Stand For Anthem Or Stay In Locker Room
It has been a topic of national discussion and a local one. Should players stand for the anthem? Should they be allowed to kneel in protest? Honestly, no matter your stance, you'll be stuck between a rock and a hard place morally. Financially, is an entirely different question.
Honestly, I think many Americans take these symbols for granted today. But, when you see someone "fresh off the boat," and you see the reaction in their eyes to these symbols of freedom, you have a better appreciation for what they stand for. Now, you could argue that these symbols aren't equal to all. You'd be right. But, that's a beef for the people in charge. Our lawmakers, police, and other institutions. Not the symbols themselves. The NFL Players Association is not happy with the new policy and I'd bet my bottom dollar that there will be a legal battle very soon over this new policy.
No matter how this turns out. We ALL need to take a deep breath and remember we are ALL Americans and we're on the same side.