“I’m trying to say that you have to love everybody”, the words of John Middlemas, a World War II veteran in Missouri, resonate through the convoluted media controversy surrounding the NFL as of lately.
Eager to communicate a message of “peace and acceptance”, Middlemas felt that he learned the value of inclusiveness during his time in the military and had no problem joining the “Take A Knee” protest.
As a protest meant to express solidarity along with the NFL players who kneeled during the national anthem in protest of police violence, the grandfather says joined the protest to spread the message of love.
Stating that “those kids have every right to protest”, John Middlemas embodies what being a military veteran is all about.
If citizens are unable to exercise their first amendment right to peacefully protest, than what is the point in having the first amendment in the first place? While it’s …