To the Editor:
There are so many upsetting events recently, it is difficult to keep track of them. The first one that comes to mind is professional football player Colin Kaepernick, who refuses to stand for the flag. His supporters immediately point out his right to do so.
Most sportscasters defend his right not to stand, which is beside the point. Even the president of the United States, who is the commander-in-chief of all the armed forces, supports this argument and points out how much attention this strategy generates.
What about blowing up people and property? Doesn’t that get attention? 9/11 sure did.
Martin Luther King Jr. managed to support his causes without disrespecting the flag. I know his knowledge base was much greater than that of Kaepernick.
The gap between what is legal and what is decent continues to widen. That is unfortunate.
In an unrelated yet recent story in the Bangor Daily News, Mother (now Saint) Teresa was criticized for her motives in helping and caring for the most needy human beings throughout her life. Unbelievable!
As Americans, if we cannot even agree on a common denominator of American flag and Mother Teresa, we are in serious trouble. God help us!