No one must stand for the anthem. Or salute the flag. Or put hand over heart. Some people consider those respectful actions.
If somebody wants to make a statement, so be it, because, you know, there’s that wacky First Amendment that protects it.
(Hey, can we go all Antifa and make disrespecting the flag “Hate Speech?”
If we do that, we’ll get all kinds of support from our betters, since Hate Speech is banned in the First Amendment…I jest, I jest…)
But if you have religious convictions against gay marriage? BAKE THE CAKE.
(that is, until you’ve burned through thousands of dollars fighting the case all the way to the Supreme Court. And if you don’t have thousands of dollars to fight the Government? YOU HAVE TO PAY FOR IT ANYWAY because it’s bigoted and sexist to expect a woman to be responsible enough to manage her own birth control).
Want to protest so you kneel during the National Anthem (in violation of your employers’ rules, by the way)?
YOU GO, GIRLS!
Missed by Pravda’s Praetorian Guard (currently led by Commissars Colbert, Kimmel, and Handler), is this fact: many of us Americans are simply god damned sick and tired of the double standard. Only the #Correct acts of conscience will be allowed and approved: all others are #DoublePlusUngood, Proles, and the power of the State will be brought against you for your #WrongThink.
We’re saying loudly to the NFL “Check your #ProtestPrivilege!”