Americans are sick of the National Anthem protests.
The left ignores this and foolishly declares themselves on the “right side of history.”
Now there’s empirical evidence that shows Americans still believe in patriotism.
If the collective ‘boos’ raining down on anthem protesters this past week wasn’t any indication, a new poll shows that most Americans are fed up with the millionaire athletes taking a knee in the richest and freest country on the planet.
A new Reuters/Ipsos poll shows that Americans overwhelmingly support requiring professional athletes to stand during the National Anthem.
Fifty-eight percent say that athletes “should be required to stand” during the National Anthem. Thirty-three percent disagreed, and nine percent of respondents said they didn’t know.
On Tuesday, President Donald Trump proposed that the NFL set a rule forbidding athletes to kneel during the National Anthem.
The NFL has all sorts of rules and regulations. The only way out for them is to set a rule that you can’t kneel during our National Anthem!
Despite their support for the National Anthem, a majority of respondents supported allowing athletes to express political views at sporting events. Forty-nine percent supported it, while only 33 percent disagreed. (Seven percent didn’t know.)
The numbers show, however, that a majority of Americans opposed ex-NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s protest during the National Anthem.
Fifty-one percent opposed Kaepernick’s protest, while only 40 percent supported it. (Nine percent said they didn’t know.)
The NFL is also getting poor marks for their handling of the issue.
Forty-three percent of Americans polled in the survey said that they disapproved of the NFL’s handling of the issue while only 36 percent approved.
Despite their opposition to the protests, Americans in the survey were less supportive of President Donald Trump’s decision to weigh in on the topic.
Fifty-three percent said that the president shouldn’t comment on how NFL players conducted themselves during the national anthem; 35 percent were supportive. Fifty-seven percent said that the NFL should not fire athletes who protested during the National Anthem.
The polling sample included roughly 1,6226 adults including 628 Democrats, 583 Republicans, and 222 Independents.
Fifty-eight per cent of respondents said athletes should be required to stand for the anthem, and undoubtedly more believe they should stand even though they don’t believe it should be compulsory.
The left claims that Kaepernick’s initial protest was never about anti-American sentiment; but his exact words belie that point:
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.”
What more evidence do people need?
People can be patriots and fight for causes at the same time. The left doesn’t understand this, because deep down, many of them don’t love America.