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NASCAR team owners like Richard Childress say kneeling during the national anthem is grounds for a one-way ticket home for any crew members or drivers who participate. Some look at it as a patriotic act. Others look at it as a hypocritical response attacking the First Amendment. What do you think?

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The American flag does not deserve to be disrespected the way it has in other sports. NASCAR is assuring our servicemen and servicewomen are honored for their sacrifices. The flag and national anthem represent the many freedoms Americans have. 

Kneeling during the anthem spits in the face of every citizen of the United States, and the ideals this country was founded on. NASCAR is a patriotic sport for making sure their employees properly honor the country.

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Patriotism is not honoring a piece of cloth or an anthem; it is honoring the ideals the United States is supposed to uphold—like the First Amendment. You know that one, right? The one that guarantees the right to peaceful protest? It doesn't get more peaceful than kneeling. 

People should have the freedom to peacefully protest any issue they feel is important to them. Forcibly denying people that right is one of the most unpatriotic acts NASCAR could do. NASCAR is hiding behind false patriotism. Firing anyone for peacefully protesting is unpatriotic.

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