An anthem is not worth standing for unless a country stands for all its people

It is about time that the USA stands up for all its people and not only those born into the one percent or with blonde privilege or those whose skin is preferred.

If America’s institutions, including the police, are not standing up for all the people then – whose land is it anyways?

Remember the American flag is not only white!

It is red, white and blue…for the past century or two Old Glory has been particularly bluer.

Liberty hangs her head in shame and tears stream down her face at the senseless slaughter of her children of colour.

Justice for all, respect for all or the national anthem is not worth standing for and if I may add not worth dying for! Unless a country stands for all its people.

Until all Americans can safely walk, drive, shop, run, party without being murdered by cops!

A couple of years ago, I was proud of a young unheard of QB, Colin Kaepernick as he, a rookie, led the San Francisco 49ers into the Super Bowl.

But I am even more proud of the man for his quiet, dignified message to America and the world.

America, live up to your self-declared reputation for being the land of the free where everyone has the right to pursue life, liberty and happiness.

An anthem is not worth standing for if a country does not stand up for all its people.

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