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Colin Kaepernick: the ultimate patriot

Colin Kaepernick: the ultimate patriot

When last I looked, this was still the United States of America, a country that came into being after leaders of the American colonies dissented from the policies of England, the mother country. Dissent defined us. And yet a very public act of disobeying authority deemed wrong is now being characterized by masses of not-so-well-informed people as the ultimate act of disloyalty.

Please, lend me your ear — especially those of you who have been joining the bullying squad dumping all over Colin Kaepernick, the San Francisco 49ers' football player who refused to stand for the national anthem to protest police mistreatment of black people in particular. I'm talking as well to those of you...