President Donald Trump is getting heat these days about his recent negative comments about NFL players who take a knee during the performance of our national anthem.
As an American, I too am dismayed by that, and by the obvious partisan-slanted responses. Being American does not require that we be either good little Republicans or Democrats. If that's all we are, then we are truly doomed to fail.
What President Trump is saying goes beyond partisanship. It is an American thing to say, and an American attitude to adopt. NFL role models who use the high profile at their job to spit on the essence of what our flag represents should lose sponsorship from each and every company that allows their lucrative salaries to exist.
Spitting on our American values in public gives ammunition to every enemy at home and abroad. These overpaid children need to do this on their own dime and on their own time.
Brian Brown, Hill Point