Kiko, (and Robert)
Brother, did you miss the boat on this one.
When I say IWU is highly regarded from both an academic and athletic standpoint
do you really think I am "tweaking" the school? Quite the contrary!
What I am "tweaking," as you say, is the actions of the individuals involved, NOT anything about IWU, which certainly could not have prevented the display. IWU, the school, did nothing wrong.
Furthermore, in pointing out the fact
that IWU costs $52,316, what I am saying is that a kid who both individually and, I would think from a family standpoint, has benefited from the American way of life to the point of being able to afford to attend this expensive of a school, needs to think twice about condemning the nation totally by disrespecting the flag which is the symbol of the nation as a whole.
Certainly, there are several issues that exist today that disenfranchise many of the segments of society. Issues that not only those affected segments, but many others among us also find disturbing. However, when you disrespect the flag by not standing during the National Anthem, what you are saying is that you disagree with everything
about America because, as I said, the flag is a symbol of the nation as a whole.
You want to protest, fine. Stand, but don't put your hand over your heart during the Anthem. Write a letter to the newspaper or the school paper. Appear at a forum discussion on the subject you're upset about. But remember, you have many benefits from living in the United States so don't disrespect the nation entirely by kneeling during the National Anthem.
That's all. Absolutely nothing about IWU itself. Not sure where you got that.
And, "your alma mater?"