Archive for September, 2017

United We Kneel

Posted: September 25, 2017 in Resources

If you still say that kneeling is disrespectful, you have refused to listen to WHY we are kneeling. We can not disregard WHY this began. It was due to inequality and justice for ALL. My ability to protest without the fear of oppression and backlash is AMERICAN! The USA is the home of the Brave, but it is also the land of the FREE! Kneeling does not make me less American, it epitomizes why we are considered the greatest nation in the world. Instead of challenging us, LISTEN to why we are kneeling and let’s discuss a real solution. Instead of trying to put me in “my place,” understand my right to life, LIBERTY, and the pursuit of happiness. 
To put in context…

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that ALL MEN are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable RIGHTS, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

The same statement that made us an independent nation embodies the principles that make us a great one. To deny my right is to unbraid the fabric that has woven the red, white, and blue flag that you say I am disrespecting. We kneel because we are free, not because we do not respect those who have and continue to fight to maintain it.  Period.

When we kneel you feel discomfort for a moment, but I live in discomfort everyday because of your refusal to listen. Your failure to acknowledge and appreciate WHY we kneel is evidence of the need for us to continue to do so. 

United We Kneel.