Liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said she thinks “it’s really dumb” for Kaepernick and others to refuse to stand for the national anthem.
Dumb, Disrespectful, Arrogant, Stupid and Ridiculous are the words she uses to describe the moronic antics that has brought the NFL to it’s knees in an interview with Katie Kouric.
The NFL football viewership is at historic lows and they are having to refund advertisers. When are they going to learn.
Yahoo reports the Kouric interview of Justice Ginsburg.
With more and more football players across the country refusing to stand for the national anthem before games, Justice Ginsburg called the protest “dumb and disrespectful.”
When asked by Couric how she feels about San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, and others athletes, refusing to stand for the anthem, Ginsburg replied, “I think it’s really dumb of them.”
“Would I arrest them for doing it? No,” Ginsburg elaborated. “I think it’s dumb and disrespectful. I would have the same answer if you asked me about flag burning. I think it’s a terrible thing to do, but I wouldn’t lock a person up for doing it. I would point out how ridiculous it seems to me to do such an act.”
Couric then asked, “But when it comes to these football players, you may find their actions offensive, but what you’re saying is, it’s within their rights to exercise those actions?”
“Yes,” said Ginsburg. “If they want to be stupid, there’s no law that should be preventive. If they want to be arrogant, there’s no law that prevents them from that. What I would do is strongly take issue with the point of view that they are expressing when they do that.”
It really was an impressive interview. I have not always agreed with her decisions, but she is a professional at what she does and takes her job very seriously. Quite a lady!
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