What We Can Learn From Colin Kaepernick

"The First Amendment grants all citizens of the United States the freedom of expression. While these freedoms constitute speech, religion, and the right to protest, it is quite often overlooked exactly how impactful this Amendment actually can be. Through his mode of free speech, Colin has taught us that no matter what arena you are in, if you desire to protest peacefully, you can. That is your right, and this country has afforded you this. By choosing to disengage in a practice so representative of the liberty of the USA, he is exercising his right to peacefully protest. And who are we to stop him? Sure, we can be opinionated about his actions, but just as you can speak on your opinions and act on them, he can too. The key point here is doing this in a peaceful way."


Lauren Murray