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Letter: Stop kneeling and start a productive dialogue

Regarding the protests during the National Anthem prior to NFL games, I wish that people would focus more on “why” they are protesting and have a serious conversation about it.

That said, I wish, much more, that the protesters and their supporters would accept the fact that the way that this protest is being done is very offensive to most Americans, especially veterans like myself. I wish that they would just stop.

There must be a more effective way to communicate their position on the issue(s) at hand. At this point, the protests are not obtaining the protester’s desired result. Continuing this course does not draw support for the cause it represents. Rather, it draws opposition to the protests themselves.

Chuck Carier

Buffalo

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