Roy Moore: NFL players protesting anthem are breaking the law

Roy Moore: NFL players protesting anthem are breaking the law

As the Time magazine article pointed out, U.S. Code gives guidelines on how a person should behave during the national anthem but it is not a law.

A Fox News poll published Tuesday evening found that Republican Roy Moore, the controversial former judge who was twice removed from office, is tied with his Democratic opponent in a special election for an Alabama seat in the U.S. Senate, a stunning finding given the state's strong GOP lean. Also, notice that 21% of Jones' supporters say opposition to Moore best describes their support for Jones. "It was an act of Congress that every man stand and put their hand over their heart".

President Trump called the players "sons of bitches" at a rally in Alabama in September, and has since repeated several times that the protests disrespect members of the military. Luther Strange in September that National Football League owners should fire any player who "disrespects the flag".

"Well I'm going to be meeting with Roy sometime next week, and we're going to talk to him about a lot of different things", Trump replied, lamely.

The protests against racial injustice are thus an attack on "the rule of law", explains Moore.


Kneeling during the anthem - first stated previous year by quarterback Colin Kaepernick - has become more widespread this season as a means of protesting police violence.

He added that "If they didn't have it in there, it would just be tradition".

"I back the President in upholding respect for the patriotism for our country, on two grounds", Moore continued. If we don't respect the law, what kind of country are we going to have?

Last week, Moore said in a statement that those who kneel during the anthem are disrespectful. "I'm surprised that no one brought this up".

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