I thought about doing a rant about the football players who are dishonoring our country by refusing to show any respect for the playing of our National Anthem before the games.
I thought about pointing out the disrespect being shown to those who fought, were wounded and died defending this land we love.
I thought about remarking on how I found it difficult to rationalize a protest for justice from those making millions to play a game.
I thought about reminding these over paid athletes that they are in the position of being role models to the high school and college kids who are now staging similar protests.
I thought about pointing out that at one time the music and words of that song and the sight of our flag were enough to make hearts swell with pride, knowing that they represented our great nation.
But then I thought about the freedoms those two symbols of America represent. They represent our right of free speech. They represent our right to peaceful protest. They represent all of our God given rights that we still enjoy today.
Including the right of a multi-millionaire football player to make a complete ass of himself.