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Not a victim

September 12, 2017
Pine Island Eagle

To the editor:

Colin Kaepernick and the NAACP want to depict the actions of the NFL as victimizing him for his past actions.

Unfortunately the true victims from Kaepernick and some of his fellow overpaid colleagues are those men and women of all colors through the years who put on that military uniform and made that sacrifice to protect the freedoms of this great nation for a lot less money.

Before disrespecting all the true heroes of this nation Colin, maybe you should have taken some of your outrageous salary and put it toward those Boys and Girls Clubs in helping those children that have not been afforded a structured family or moral compass.

Your parents adopted you and afforded you a structured upbringing with moral compass when your biological father bolted after finding your biological mother was pregnant. Why not protest your biological father's actions or the high rate young lives taken in senseless murders in cities like Chicago?

Your actions of disrespect toward our military veterans and our nation are no better than the deplorable bigotry of hate groups hiding behind the Freedom of Speech Amendment we are experiencing in our nation today.

Remember Colin, "For those of us who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know."

Jack Wagner

Cape Coral



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