Originally tweeted by 𝗥𝗲𝗱𝗣𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗥𝗲𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁 (Parler)
I don’t want ANYONE claiming to represent MY country who shows such disrespect. BTW, I’m proud of the two who had the courage to stand for their convictions.
The rest of you are cowards! https://t.co/aojqPOocT3
U.S. Female Soccer Player (gets paid to play a kid’s game) stands for Thailand Anthem Kneels For U.S. Anthem
“It’s my First Amendment Right to peacefully protest,” the U.S. women’s soccer player says of her right to represent the United States in international play while kneeling during the country’s national anthem. “I think I’m well within the bounds of that.”
Thailand, the country whose anthem [Megan] Rapinoe respectfully stood for, offers no First Amendment protections to its people. Rather than a vote electing officeholders, a coup elevated a junta. Last year, the rulers cancelled 60 events and conferences, shut down three television stations, and blocked numerous websites, including the online presence of Human Rights Watch, which brings us this information but not the people of Thailand because the government of Thailand bans it.
Try This: When you are at work take a knee and when your boss asks, “What the F*(W*&#) are you doing?” Reply, “Protesting. It’s my First Amendment Right to peacefully protest.”
Unless you earn your income playing a sports ball game you will probably learn rather quickly there is no 1st Amendment Right while at work per se. If you are still employed after your protest try telling a couple jokes about a government protected class of people and see how that goes. Good Luck.