Many reasons to take a knee: battle, prayer, protest.
When Kaepernick took a knee during the playing of the National Anthem last fall, he set off a frenzy of people who felt strongly that what he was doing was right or wrong. Was it freedom of speech, a form of protest, or just plain disrespect?
Civil–adjective meaning secular or relating to ordinary citizens. Second meaning to be polite and courteous.
Rights–noun meaning what is morally right or honorable. Second meaning a moral entitlement to obtain or act in a particular way.
Suffragettes marching for the right to vote
Martin Luther King speaking on civil rights for all
Writes–verb, to make a mark or symbol on some surface such as a paper or to compose some written piece such as a letter or a blog
Rites–noun, a formal or ceremonial procedure
Rites at Stonehenge
Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett.
For many citizens in the United States, standing at attention and placing their right hand over their heart is a civil rite observed while the National Anthem is being played or the flag is passing in review.
Some are uncivil to people who feel that it is their civil right to do something different, such as a zombie apocalypse, a clenched fist or taking a knee.
Others write uncivil newscasts, tweets, or letters to the editor if they feel that a civil rite or an exercise in civil rights disagrees with views they hold strongly.
Parody to My Favorite Things.
My Least Favorite Things
National bullies and rush hour traffic
Fake news and alt facts cause all kinds of havoc
Texting while driving and potholes in spring
These are a few of my least favorite things
When the light’s red, when I’m running late
When I’m not feeling fine,
I reach in the ‘fridge for that always chilled bottle
To pour myself some wine.