Colin Kaepernick is Kneeling for What He Believes In Story By: Dave Dowel

Have you ever stood for something you believed in? Well, that’s what Colin Kaepernick did in the third week of this preseason. On Aug 26, 2016, Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers sat during the national anthem when the 49ers were playing the Green Bay Packers. Colin sat on the bench after the game telling the NFL “he would not stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color”. He also said “He would donate a 1 million dollars,” and on Sep. 2, 2016 he did. Then on Sep.

Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid … kneeling during the National Anthem – Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images
Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid … kneeling during the National Anthem –
Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

7, 2016 he pledged to donate money from jersey sales. During the fourth week of the preseason Eric Reid of San Francisco 49ers, Jeremy Lane of the Seattle Seahawks, and Brandon Marshall of the Denver Broncos also took a knee during the national anthem. Later during week one of the NFL season the Seattle Seahawks were going to try to take a knee as a team but they could not get everyone to agree, so they linked arms during the national anthem, Arian Foster, Kenny Stills, Jelani Jenkins and Michael Thomas all took a knee during the national anthem and Robert Quinn and Kenny Still both took knee during national anthem both of them being a part of the Los Angeles Rams. Later that week Jeff Fisher, head coach of the Los Angeles Ram, asks that Robert Quin and Kenny Still please not continue with kneeling. Robert Quinn response was “I respect Coach Fisher”.

This is not the first time someone or people had stood up for something they believed in. They first time was during the 1936 Summer Olympics. The Olympics was held in Berlin, Germany, the opening done by Adolf Hitler. Hitler thought only blue eyed and blonde people should complete in the game, but Jesse Owens ignored that won 4 gold medals and stood on the winner podium.

Seahawks players and Coach … linking arm during National Anthem – Photo by AP Photo/Elaine Thompson
Seahawks players and Coach … linking arm during National Anthem – Photo by
AP Photo/Elaine Thompson

Now Colin and other NFL are kneeling for that they believe in. The San Francisco 49ers ownership is backing Colin Kaepernick and has also donated 1 million dollars. NFL player and other celebrities have been weighing in on Colin Kaepernick. Jerry Rice (long time 49er’s Wide reviver) disagreed with Colin Kaepernick and does not like how he is going about this. When Colin first kneeled Arron Rogers of the Green Bay Packers said he did not support Colin Kaepernick. So everyone who kneeled with Colin are supporting him and his right to protest. No matter what other people say or do, Colin Kaepernick continues to kneel and mostly like will until something is done.

Was it right for Colin Kaepernick to Kneel During the National Anthem? Story By: Bailey Stapleton

Above, shows Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the national anthem
Above, shows Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the national anthem

The last few 49’ers games led to much controversy as NFL player, Colin Kaepernick of The San Francisco 49’ers allegedly sat and then kneeled during the National Anthem. He has stated that the reason for the kneeling was because of his belief that “Black people” are being oppressed. He then went to say quote, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color,” Kaepernick told NFL Media in an exclusive interview after the game. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”

This angered fans and veterans who took to social media to express their feelings even famous NFL player Jerry Rice went to say “All lives matter. So much going on in this world today. Can we all just get along! Colin, I respect your stance but don’t disrespect the Flag.”

Kaepernick on left hugs Aaron Rodgers on right after defeat to Green Bay in Pre-season.
Kaepernick on left hugs Aaron Rodgers on right after defeat to Green Bay in Pre-season.

Was it right for Colin to sit? It appears not as he received boo’s from the Chargers stadium. One navy veteran was outraged over the kneeling and went to say “I was in the Navy and I saw men and women bleed and die for this flag, If he wants to do something, go to some outreach program where he can do some good. And I get it, his First Amendment right. But you don’t sit during the presenting of the colors, and you don’t sit during the national anthem. That is not the way to do it.” While in the crowd one sign read, “You’re an American act like it!” It seems Kaepernick was in the wrong as people everywhere even his good friend Aaron Rodgers disagrees with his act and has refused to support Kaepernick. Even the NFL is considering pulling him.

DNC, Clinton Fraud against Bernie Sanders Exposed Story By: Harrison Hertzberg

Many American Voters believe that Bernie Sanders was cheated out of his nomination by opposing candidate Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee. This was believed to be a lengthy process that involved much planning on the part of the DNC and the Clinton Campaign. This accusation was later proven when Wikileaks leaked emails between members at the DNC, revealing that they were plotting from the beginning to hold an unfair and bias election with an objective of their own to hand the nomination to Hillary Clinton. Clinton is believed to have committed mass voter fraud in this 2016 election using a variety of methods. The evidence below should educate you on the unfair and fraudulent democratic presidential nomination that has been held this year by the Democratic National Committee.

Bernie Sanders waiting at a campaign stop in Gettysburg.
Bernie Sanders waiting at a campaign stop in Gettysburg.

It is believed by many voters and political journalists that Hillary Clinton did commit election fraud and to have cheated her way to the nomination resulting in an unfair win over Bernie Sanders. Political experts and professional statisticians believe that the DNC in coordination with the Clinton campaign used three election fraud methods simultaneously. One of these methods (mostly used in California) was not supplying the NPP (No Party Preference) voters with the special cross-over ballots which were mandatory for the NPP voters to cast their votes. The majority of the NPP voters in California were Sanders supporters, not Clinton supporters; so this move affected Bernie significantly more than it did Hillary. For the small percentage of NPP voters that supported her, these were considered acceptable losses to the Clinton Campaign. Another method of election fraud presumably used by Clinton was to switch the status of young democrats to republican so that they couldn’t vote for Sanders. There are currently many lawsuits pending, regarding massive amounts of younger democrats suddenly not being able to vote because their voter registration mysteriously changed. There was an explosion of angry young democrats on social media complaining that they were not able to vote in the current election because their party suddenly switched from democrat to republican, green party, or no party. Many young democrats went to their local board of elections and seeing paperwork that had been recently submitted under their name with a clearly forged signature.

One might think, similarly to the first example of fraud, that Clinton would also be losing votes for herself, this was true but the much larger majority of NPP voters and young democrats were Bernie supporters, so for the Clinton campaign it would be wise to take away their opposing candidate’s primary source of votes. The third and most common method of election fraud that is thought to have been used by the Clinton campaign is that of voting machine fraud. After many tests were conducted by Election Justice USA, it was shown that Hillary was doing consistently better is areas where the voting machines did not pass a hacking test, and the opposite is true with Sanders, data strongly shows areas that are now using protected voting machines Bernie Sanders did very well. Alabama is a prime example of this. In a study conducted by Election Justice USA, the very large counties (Jefferson, Mobile, and Montgomery) where the hacker friendly voting machines are used, Clinton did very well compared to the counties where the hacker free voting machines were used. In Madison and many other counties where the hacker free voting machines were used, Bernie Sanders did phenomenally well and Hillary Clinton lost by significant margins in most all of them.

Hillary Clinton wins Federal Reserve Primary.
Hillary Clinton wins Federal Reserve Primary.

DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned from her position and was immediately hired by the Clinton campaign once again as she was working for Hillary in the 2008 election. Many DNC participants believe that Hillary Clinton and Debbie Wasserman Shultz were working colluding ever since the 2008 election and planned her position as chairwoman of the DNC in order to have an advantage from the beginning. The position of chairman or chairwoman is a position with much responsibility attached, in this career you should remain impartial, unbiased, and fair when reporting important data and polls when it comes to the topic of the next President of the United States of America.

The 2016 presidential election has not ended yet, but many voters have already lost faith in the political process because of the fraud and corruption of Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee. It is unnerving to discover that this election was rigged from the beginning and what we thought was a fair race was not fair at all. To learn that politicians and political organizations were working together behind the public’s back to bring down Bernie Sanders was deeply unsettling. The American people have had enough lies and deception. The leader of the free world should not get there through fraud and corruption, instead they should be elected through the democratic system that leaves the people with the power and not the corporations or establishment.

The Protest Against the National Anthem – Why Now? Story By Florence Bates

Recently Colin Kaepernick, a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, refused to stand up during one of their football games to sing the national anthem with the rest of the stadium. Kaepernick has

Kneeling for what you believe in... Photo By:
Kneeling for what you believe in… Photo By:

previously stated that he sat down during the anthem to create a statement over the “Black Lives Matter” movement. The movement has been ongoing since 2012, but presently the anthem is being protested against. Why now?

Because of the election coming up, the black vote is heavily favored for Hillary Clinton.  About 70% of the democratic vote consists of African Americans. Now that more and more Americans are beginning to protest against the national anthem, this will encourage the African Americans who consider themselves a part of the liberal and democratic parties to vote for Hillary rather than Bernie or even Trump.

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Why Now?.. Photo By:

Since Colin Kaepernick has sparked the rise, or sitting, against America’s anthem, supporters of Black Lives Matter have been encouraged to stay seated during the anthem as well as protest more. Now that the protest has grown, the election could be greatly changed, but for better or worse?