Colin Kaepernick Has A Point About America’s Failures

This is a great list from Cheryl Magness at The Federalist:

If you have been paying any attention at all the last few days, you know that Colin Kaepernick, who is still quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers as of this writing (there is talk he may be cut), is refusing to stand for the national anthem at NFL games. The reason is the racial oppression he says is a serious problem in the United States.

Kapernick says sitting for the national anthem is his way of protesting unequal treatment of minorities and that he will continue to object in this and other ways until there is “significant change.” Kaepernick has gotten quite a bit of grief for his decision. But I think he’s spot-on about at least one thing. Oppression is indeed a problem in this country. Just ask:

The veterans who have had their health issues neglected, ignored, or worse while waiting for assistance from a government that has promised to care for them but seems increasingly unable to do so.

The elderly patients trapped in a health-care system that too often treats them not like human beings but names on a bureaucrat’s report, to the point of pushing assisted suicide on them in lieu of treatment for their ills.

The students being held captive by a bloated educational Ponzi scheme that jacks up the cost of higher education, making it extremely difficult to avoid piling up thousands of dollars in debt for a degree that may not be worth much more than the paper it’s printed on.

The small-business owners and entrepreneurs who have the deck stacked against them before they even get started because of the suffocating weight of government regulation and their inability to afford all the lawyers and bureaucrats that are required to get anywhere in our crony capitalist system.

Read more: The Federalist

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