The flag belongs to everyone, not just veterans, but not everyone enjoys the rights and protections it represents. That's what black football players are protesting, and that's what conservatives refuse to acknowledge, or even discuss. Instead they hide behind the flag. Conservatives aren't 'respecting' veterans when they do this, they're using veterans to distract the public from their own selfishness and racism.
The CIA concludes that a hostile foreign power interfered with a U.S. presidential election, but the interference was convenient for Republicans like Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell, so they don't want to hear about it.
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