- - Sunday, October 15, 2017

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

I enjoyed reading Judge Andrew P. Napolitano’s recent op-ed on the NFL and protected speech (“Taking a knee and protected speech,” Web, Oct. 11). I agree with the old Beatrice Evelyn Hall quote, “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” However, I feel that the taking of a knee is really just egotistical grandstanding by players who make far more money than the average citizen of any skin color.

I am not sure where these players’ personal feelings of racial oppression is coming from, but a much better move they could make — and one I would respect — would be actually doing something for their brothers and sisters by giving a hand up, starting a foundation with their money or giving back in some other way. Any of these would be a lot more meaningful than taking a knee in front of a TV camera.

AMANDA SIMMONS

Potomac


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