How does sitting on a bench while the national anthem is playing, in disrespect for the country that gave you the right to speak your mind, qualify as taking a stand? Colin Kaepernick, perhaps you need to really stand up and determine how to be part of the solution and not the problem; possibly you could contribute some of your blessings, or find a way to help change the oppression which you oppose. If the 49ers administration is listening, you must realize that your quarterback’s stand (sit) will affect your fan base. Hopefully someone can properly assess this situation, so that our country can travel the high road.
I’m writing to encourage Turlock voters in District 4 to re-elect Amy Bublak to Turlock’s City Council. In every conversation I’ve had with Amy, one thing that is clear is her devotion to our community. She has a vision for Turlock that preserves its uniqueness while working to increase its economic potential.
A prospective juror wore a Confederate flag with the words “If this flag offends you, you need a history lesson” on it to court in York County, SC. A lawyer wanted her struck from service but a judge ruled she could stay, and a legal expert said that the flag itself doesn’t disqualify someone wearing it from jury service.