Any restrictions of citizen's right to freely assemble, worship, or engage in commerce must include a sunset clause. There must be a date given that the measure will either expire or be renewed based upon conditions at the time.
When the Constitution gets to the point where it can mean anything the justices need it to mean, it will at once come to mean nothing. We will be living in a post-constitutional America. The three Supreme Court justices that our next president is expected to appoint, if they are liberal, activist judges, will be more than enough to effectively end the era of the United States as a constitutional republic.
Are there issues facing this country that Kaepernick, his fellow athletes, and the rest of America should rightly speak out about? Of course. Protesting by taking a knee during the national anthem is their unquestioned right. The irony is the country that offers them that right ought to be respected for it. A further irony is that these professional athletes are rewarded for work in their chosen professions at a level that is far disproportionate to that of those who protect their rights. Their chosen form of protest does not show respect; it shows a fundamental misunderstanding of why Americans honor their country by standing for the Star Spangled Banner. The object is not to show total approval for their country, but to honor what it has been at its best, the great accomplishments of its people, and what it strives to be.
If there is an active FBI investigation, and the subject attempts to buy a gun and is denied because he or she is flagged, does that not alert the subject to the fact they are being investigated? What if the person is innocent? Would they have to prove their innocence in order to regain their second amendment rights? That's not how our system works. In out system, you are innocent until proven guilty.
We have to understand what our enemy does not-- that every human life is sacred, not just those we approve of, or those we can relate to, but all lives.
Some people are blessed with skills of oratory, some are natural leaders, and some others have charisma. I was blessed with a certain skill in writing and design. There was really one avenue that I felt offered me my best chance to communicate my love of things like capitalism, Americanism, and personal freedom—a year ago this week I started this blog.