Law Professor Shuts Down Kneeling NFL Players With This Epic Response

Dozens of anti-American NFL football players continue to disrespect the American flag by kneeling during the National Anthem.

Instead of honoring the flag, and those who fought to protect it, these rogue players kneel in protest, all to prove a political point. Even worse, they have the support of leftist Americans claiming it is their “constitutional right” to kneel, instead of stand, all without penalty to their job.

But one law professor just shut down these NFL supporters with an epic response.

Legal scholar Teresa Stanton didn’t mince words when she schooled these NFL backers on what the constitution actually says.

Intellectual Takeout reported:

“I don’t watch football. I don’t care about football. But I do care about constitutional literacy. Please stop saying football players have first amendment rights to disregard the direction of their private employers while engaged in privately sponsored activities — which is what NFL football games are,” said Collett, a professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law. “

They have no more constitutional protection for their expressive activities than I do for mine at my private Catholic university.

Any ‘rights’ they have are based on their contracts and employment law.”

Most Americans agree and have chosen to boycott the NFL, refusing to witness such blatant disrespect of the American flag.

Instead of watching entitled football players make a political point on the field, Americans are choosing to spend their time elsewhere.

Teresa Stanton nailed it with her comment, and she was spot on.

In looking at the actual text of the 1st Amendment, it’s crystal clear what it says:

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”

Even though the 1st Amendment is clear, sadly there are still some people who side with these NFL players.

All it takes is logging onto social media to see certain Americans “standing with the NFL players” claiming they have a “constitutional right” to kneel.

But what they fail to realize is that the Constitution doesn’t guarantee freedom of speech or protection for private employers at private events.

Can you imagine going to your job tomorrow and saying whatever you want or ignoring the dress code and claiming you have “freedom of speech” to do so?

You’d be fired in a heartbeat, or simply laughed at.

The NFL is a private organization, and there are rules.

Even the NFL’s own manual lays out what is required from NFL players.

Intellectual Takeout continued:

“The National Anthem must be played prior to every NFL game, and all players must be on the sideline for the National Anthem.

During the National Anthem, players on the field and bench area should stand at attention, face the flag, hold helmets in their left hand, and refrain from talking.

The home team should ensure that the American flag is in good condition.

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It should be pointed out to players and coaches that we continue to be judged by the public in this area of respect for the flag and our country.

Failure to be on the field by the start of the National Anthem may result in discipline, such as fines, suspensions, and/or the forfeiture of draft choice(s) for violations of the above, including first offenses.”

But protest supporters neglect to recognize these firmly established rules and let their emotions misinterpret the Constitution.

In fact, while Trump’s demand to fire players who kneel in disrespect during the National Anthem was divisive and poorly delivered, it actually holds more validity than any argument supporting the players’ right to kneel.

NFL players can do whatever they want, but there are consequences, and their job is not protected.

Do you think NFL players should have the “right” to kneel instead of stand during the National Anthem and still have their job guaranteed?

Is your family choosing to boycott the NFL?

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