Patriots Are Not Threatened By Peaceful Protests On A Football Field

Our president is far more self-serving and attention-loving than the well paid sports stars he critiques.

Cosmetic patriotism always turned me off—as if by waving the nation’s flag big and proud, so everyone sees it, or by chanting U-S-A so the whole world hears —that somehow those displays make them more patriotic than those who don’t participate. It’s similar to how some religious people who wear their faith on their sleeves and in some cases, shame those who don’t.But a great majority of patriotic Americans, while respecting the flag, national anthem and other symbols of our great nation—under...