Over the past few weeks, we have seen an increase in people expressing their First Amendment Rights at the expense of the American People and what I feel as a disrespect to the American Flag. The NFL has allowed this disrespect to take place and for a reason I can’t begin to agree with. I was taught at a young age that you stand and remove your hat for the National Anthem and during the singing of our National Anthem, we stand and pay respect to the flag and honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms that we have. I acknowledge each of the protester’s rights, but I don’t understand how you disrespect our Country to promote your own agenda. The two really don’t have anything to do with one another. So as Americans, let’s work as components to a complex machine to work together to make the dream work. Let’s take the time to understand what it is that we are protesting, try to understand it and try to work to a resolution. At the same time, let’s understand the values and integrity that we have as citizens of this great nation and honor the flag respectfully and as our parents taught us. With respect to those who have died for our freedom and those whom protect the security of America on a daily basis.