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Sound Off for Oct. 2: People have a right to protest for change

Protesters upset with players kneeling during the national anthem stand along a road leading to Raymond James Stadium before an NFL football game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New York Giants Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, in Tampa, Fla.
Protesters upset with players kneeling during the national anthem stand along a road leading to Raymond James Stadium before an NFL football game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New York Giants Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. AP

Keep up the support

I am proud to say the fans at the Green Bay-Chicago game were awesome. We all stood, put our hands to our hearts as we sang the national anthem together. Everyone chanted “USA” as the flag was unfolded. The emotions brought tears to many people. All players on both teams stood to honor the flag. I was fortunate to be there to witness such an event. Let us please continue each and every day to show support for our country and most of all to our military.

We have the right

Our military fought for our Constitution. Our Constitution guarantees every American the right to protest peacefully.

The power of peaceful protests

I noticed a lot of “America, love it or leave it” rhetoric in the Sound Offs. If it wasn’t for peaceful protests, women wouldn’t have the right to vote, civil rights laws would have never been passed and we would probably still be fighting the war in Vietnam. People being shot by a police officer for no reason seems to be a thing that should be protested. I don’t like the way NFL players chose to protest, but I defend the right to do it.

Why can’t they kneel?

Kneeling is not a sign of disrespect. People kneel when they pray, why can’t they kneel when they pledge?

Focus on the real problems

“Let’s get serious” could not have said it better and folks should listen. The NFL protests are just a diversion. It’s time to focus on the ones truly doing harm to our republic. That is our elected personnel that spend our millions on jets and lifestyles that we can not afford. These individuals make decisions that affect our lives and money but they continuously break laws and rules doing so. Focus on the real problems people, please focus.

Job smart

Everybody has been brainwashed into thinking that four years of college is the only way to go and that two years of technical school is beneath them. Furthermore, people don’t train for jobs that are likely to be outsourced.

Dancing with OJ?

How much do you want to bet that we will be seeing O.J. next year on “Dancing With The Stars”? Some people just refuse to go quietly into the night.

Check out the locals

Maybe the tourism commission needs to realize that we have good candidates on the Coast. People who know the area, love the area and can promote the area better than any outsider. The outsiders do not last long and it is too expensive to bring them here. Here today, gone tomorrow.

Go figure

You can get a loan for school. You can’t get a loan for rent.

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