Of course this did not exactly fly with the military.
Courtesy of Military.com:
Intelligence Specialist 2nd Class Janaye Ervin, a reservist on active duty within U.S. Pacific Fleet, is subject to administrative actions, still under review, for refusing to stand for the national anthem while in uniform Sept. 19, Bill Doughty, a spokesman for Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Public Affairs told Military.com.
According to activist and New York Daily News reporter Shaun King, who publicized Ervin's case on Twitter along with a Change.org petition supporting her, Ervin said she lost her security clearance and was threatened with jail by the Navy in response to her actions.
Okay that takes guts to take a stand like this while in the military and knowing how it might affect your career.
In the world of sports of course the Kaepernick effect is spreading like wildfire despite attempts to punish players and attack their motives.
Personally I am thrilled that people are breaking from the herd and standing up for their beliefs.
As a progressive I feel that the more people stop and ask the hard questions about traditions, religion, and patriotism, the better for all of us in the long run.
We should always think before we do, question before we accept, and learn before we decide.