Fifty-five representatives from the newly independent American states were appointed as delegates to the 1787 Constitutional Convention, ostensibly to discuss possible improvements to the existing Articles of Confederation. They travelled to Philadelphia where they ultimately drafted the Constitution of the United States. These American elites came to be known as the Framers.
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Quarterback Colin Kaepernick protested against social injustice last year with a simple, silent gesture. He knelt for the national anthem before his team’s scheduled National Football League game. His gesture had nothing to do with disrespecting our flag or our military. His gesture was a sign of humility filled with yearning, not defiance. Eventually, other NFL players joined him, hoping to initiate a national conversation on race too long neglected
The Insane Clown, abetted by his political stuntman Mike Pence, co-opted Kaepernick’s gesture, used it to lie, distort, and dissemble the intent of Kaepernick’s original message. To what end?
The President and Vice President of the United States as they do almost on a daily basis, re/framed Kaepernick’s narrative to sow discord, contempt, ignorance, and chaos; this to camouflage once again their own incompetencies and misdeeds.
DATELINE NFL SUNDAY OCTOBER 15,2017: NFL players again took a knee during the playing of the national anthem. The Networks chose to exclude the playing of the anthem at the beginning of their broadcasts.
This all took place after a week in which the Insane Clown attempted to sabotage the ACA and the Iran deal, declared victory in the “war on coal,” was accused of”castrating” his Secretary of State, and purportedly was called a “f*****g moron” by his Secretary of State.
The rest of his high flying wrecking crew carried on: Sessions, Pruitt, Zinke, Haley, Mnuchin, and Pence, framing the story anew for a 21st century presidency.