Double Amputee Veteran Noah Galloway Slams Colin Kaepernick for Sittin

Double Amputee Veteran Noah Galloway Slams Colin Kaepernick for Sitting During National Anthem

August 30, 2016

Double Amputee Veteran Noah Galloway Slams Colin Kaepernick for Sitting During National Anthem

Since Friday night, our country has been up in arms after a football player refused to stand for the national anthem. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand with the rest of the stadium as the Star-Spangled Banner began to play. Instead he chose to stay seated.

Kaepernick claimed his action to sit was his way of protesting racial oppression in America.

In a statement, Kaepernick publically announced,

"I am not going to stand up and show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color," he told NFL Media.

"To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder."

Kaepernick has received harsh feedback for his actions from various news outlets, his fellow teammates, and even veterans.

Noah Galloway is an army veteran and a double amputee. When he witnessed Kaepernick's actions he was horrified.

Galloway called Kaepernick out on public television by saying,

"You are being a jerk and not understanding what this country stands for".

Kaepernick announced on Sunday,

"When there's significant change and I feel like that flag represents what it's supposed to represent and this country is representing people the way that it's supposed to, I'll stand."

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The war veteran understands,

"There are changes that need to be made, yes, but you are disrespecting our brothers and sisters of all different races and nationalities that have given their lives for this country." 

Even with all of the backlash and harsh criticism Kaepernick has faced, he refuses to back down.

"This is not something that I am going to run by anybody," Kaepernick said.

"I am not looking for approval. I have to stand up for people that are oppressed. If they take football away, my endorsements from me – I know that I stood up for what is right."

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6 Responses

Christine Martinez
Christine Martinez

September 03, 2016

@Kristine Barr: If your comments, and I quote: “With all due respect sir, you are being ignorant, by putting him in a class as retarded. I dislike what he did, but for your quote is retarded the right word. Please rethink what you said. What TF is with all this labeling of people get it straight!!!!!”… was addressed to me, ONE.. I am FEMALE, so please do not call me ‘Sir’. Thanks. TWO… maybe you should spend more time reading a dictionary and less time criticizing someone who has [read a dictionary]. Your understanding, obviously limited that it is, of the word ‘retarded’ does not negate the validity of use as I included it in my comments. Perhaps you should read and understand: the origin of the word ‘retarded’ goes back to 1480 or 1490; from the Latin “retardāre”: to delay, protract, equivalent to re- + “tardāre”: to loiter, be slow, derivative of “tardus” slow; see ‘tardy’.
Yes, there is a slang use that is used in an offensive tone to describe a cognitively-impaired person, as ‘retarded’, but before you assume you know what a person means, maybe you should try to assure that you really do know what you think.
THREE… you see, despite Colin Kaepernick’s attempts to establish himself as a Social Justice Warrior (SJW), he fails completely as he does not financially support the Black Lives Matter group, he only parrots their dialogue in his comment “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”
He’s implying that the US oppresses Black Americans and people of color.
My question is: ‘Which Black people have been oppressed?’ You mean the Black people who rob, murder, and rape victims, both Black and White, young and old? The ones that law enforcement officers chase or pursue, and sometimes have to draw their weapons to get these thugs to obey lawful orders? Or the ones who illegally possess firearms that they use in their crimes, and sometimes attempt to maim and injure law enforcement officials who are simply doing their jobs?
Which brings to mind another question… Which people of color are being oppressed? What color are they? White? Brown? Beige? Are these people criminals, too? If a criminal is being oppressed, then the cop doing his/her job deserves a hearty handshake, and an ‘Attaboy’ certificate.
Yes, there are rogue cops and they give everyone in law enforcement a bad name, but prosecute and punish the guilty. To label all cops as oppressors, and call for violence against them is unfairly sentencing them without something called DUE PROCESS, which is another Constitutional Right… the Fifth Amendment which states: [to the federal government] that no one shall be “deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law.” If it’s good for the goose, it’s good for the gander. See a dirty cop? Report him/her. Follow the legal processes to get them out of their uniform and badge. But to attempt to be judge and jury, or worse yet, a vigilante, is just going to retard the attempts rational Americans are making to ensure equality for all Americans, regardless of skin color. Those actions would be ‘retarded’… just like Colin Kaepernick’s.
Have a nice day.

Kristine Barr
Kristine Barr

September 01, 2016

With all due respect sir, you are being ignorant, by putting him in a class as retarded. I dislike what he did, but for your quote is retarded the right word. Please rethink what you said. What TF is with all this labeling of people get it straight!!!!!

Christine Martinez
Christine Martinez

August 31, 2016

An hour ago, before reading this post and watching the video, I posted the following comments to my FB page. I’d like to share them with you.

Me: Friends, many of you have read my previous posts about other subjects. Most of you have agreed with my sentiments.
Please consider reviewing my comments about the current scandal, the idiot-du-jour (for the rest of his natural life), Colin Kaepernick.

WARNING: Contains profanity. Kind of. *

“If I may add my $0.02 to the story:

Colin Kaepernick isn’t even a ‘one-hit wonder’. He was a 2nd* round Draft pick that has not led his team to victory after victory. No Superbowl ring* for him!!
Recently, the 49ers have chosen not to start Kaepernick, and as a loser having a temper tantrum, when it came to game time and the customary playing of the National Anthem, he chose to sit on his retarded ass and be disrespectful.
Now, I recognize his right to Free Speech, but I would argue that “Free Speech” is limited to, oh, let’s say ACTUAL SPEECH; understandable, logically-connected words that make up REAL SENTENCES… and statements that are carried on signs that he carries to demonstrate his passionate beliefs, and/or clothing & accessories that do the same. Sitting on his ass does NOT count as Free Speech. That’s called ‘Free Silence’ and is not provided for in the U.S. Constitution.
But….
as a veteran, and someone whose Oath of Enlistment doesn’t expire, even with the issuance & receipt of a DD Form 214… let me tell you:
If someone wants to exercise his/her First Amendment Right, he/ she should be prepared to accept the duties and obligations of being an American FIRST!!!
Now I will praise our Forefathers for their forbearance, and I realize that they only designated 2 requirements for being considered “American”… the natural born, and naturalized citizen.
I know they could not have foreseen the advancements in technology, nor the destructive decline in society that we are living in the US today, as the policies of Liberal idiots and Democrats (oops, sorry for the redundancy!) have destroyed our families, neighbors, cities, and neighborhoods.

Going back to my point in this commentary:
Do not DARE to exercise your First Amendment Right, and express your ignorant opinions and assholeish (it’s a word, I said so!!) beliefs if you are not willing to pledge your allegiance to this Republic that provides your liberties and freedoms in the first place. * The Republic provides said liberty and freedom by the blood of her patriotic sons and daughters, her sacrificing fathers and mothers who support their children in their vehement quest for freedom as a sovereign nation, free to govern itself; a Nation of free men/women who bend their knee to no other man/woman, with no yoke of slavery or indentured service to weigh them down in oppression. *

Every American may choose which Constitutional Rights they will exercise, or not exercise… that is their right as Americans. But trying to exercise your rights as an American without pledging your allegiance to the country, with all of her ideals and provisions, is like being a cur that bites the hand that feeds you. In my humble opinion, it should only serve to get your ass deported to the border and left to fend for yourself. Personally, I’d rather see the problem solved with a single .22 between your optical sensors, but I realize there will be bleeding-hearts who will oppose my suggestion as ‘too violent’, and will beg for mercy on Kaepernick’s (and other idiots’) behalf. So, mercy granted… DEPORT!!!
America. Love her or leave her.

/steps down and takes her soapbox with her

<3"

*Edited/CM

Slam
Slam

August 30, 2016

Colin needs to understand that being oppressed is not ….a thug getting killed while committing a violent crime…. Oppressed is all the good law abiding citizens from all races and all walks of life having to hide inside their own homes from Thugs shooting each other and innocent people too…… They hide so they don’t get mugged, raped, robbed, stabbed, and then still have to worry about their neighborhood getting burned up…. These people have to worry for their lives and the lives of their loved ones every time they leave home…. Live bullets flying around from drug deals gone bad, from a jealous gangbanger whacked out on drugs, and we can’t forget all the strong arm robberies…..

I am confused…… Who are you supporting Colin…… The thugs… or…. the law abiding citizens from all races and all walks of life ??

If you are for citizens …. Then let’s start figuring a solution to help them…. Other than sitting on your ass….

susan krecek
susan krecek

August 30, 2016

If he is so worried about oppressed people( and there are alot of ways people can be oppressed) why doesn’t he share his income with them?

Kathy
Kathy

August 30, 2016

You are an embarrassment to your parents this country and football and I’m sure if they took your endorsements in your football and your salary away from you you would quickly change your mind Here’s a thought move to a country you don’t feel oppressed everybody has the same opportunity in this country in this day and age quit feeling sorry for yourself for something you had no part of that happened a hundred years ago nobody owes you a damn thing in this country

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