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Re: “Can High School Athletes Take a Knee?

At my high school graduation in 1971 when the National Anthem played I remained seated in my chair along with a small number of my fellow students protesting the events in Viet Nam. I was soon to receive my draft card. Few took notice of my protest in a graduation class near 400, except of course for my parents. My father was a WW2 veteran and very unhappy with my stance/seated position to say the least. In later years he came to be of the same opinion regarding Viet Nam, Nixon, etc.
High School is a significant time when the young person is in transition to adulthood. Children are often smart, sensitive and honest as long as they are nurtured by love and not by fear. We could learn a lot from them if we only listen.

I love this country, always have and always will, even with the current woefully narcissistic and inept president who doesn't understand our history, or how government works. Combine that fact AND a dysfunctional congress and you have the worst possible scenario politically speaking. Our constitution both protects and encourages the right to speak freely with responsibility, the right to protest peacefully, and the right to criticize our government regardless of age, race, gender, sexual identity, or economic privilege. Our leaders are after all, working for us. All of us. Our taxes pay their salaries...sometimes with regret.

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Posted by ronko on 09/27/2017 at 8:15 AM

Re: “Cinema Clips: Columbus

Wonderful movie, beautifully filmed.

Posted by ronko on 09/18/2017 at 7:39 AM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

This piece, the protagonists and the writing are transformative.

Posted by ronko on 09/07/2017 at 12:23 PM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

Well written piece on a very interesting and thoughtful person.

10 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by ronko on 09/07/2017 at 12:10 PM

Re: “'A' Mountain, a Fire

Assuming that fireworks played a part in the fire on Sentinel Peak, sadly our culture is not willing to sacrifice 45 minutes of decadent pleasure for the potential destruction of nature, beauty, habitat for wildlife and plant life that is slow in being restored. If and when the monsoon comes we can expect severe erosion of the mountain side. At least in my midtown neighborhood we have no more than 2 inches of rain since January 1. That statistic suggest not playing with fire until further notice.

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by ronko on 07/06/2017 at 8:52 AM

Re: “AP: McSally Urges Colleagues To Vote for This 'Fucking Thing,' aka Zombie Trumpcare

McSally has found a comfortable spot on Trumps lap.

45 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by ronko on 05/05/2017 at 9:02 AM

Re: “Libraries Trump Hate

Oh, I forgot to mention the importance that every fascist dictator rules with and utilizes fear.

25 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by ronko on 04/20/2017 at 10:23 AM

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