Letters to the Editor

Beaman letter: NFL protests

NFL anthem protests: Disrespecting the National Anthem, the American flag and all they stand for to bring attention to someone’s perceived social injustice is just about as stupid as an elderly person spitting on JFK’s eternal flame to bring attention to the fact that he thinks seniors pay too much for prescription drugs.

There are plenty of ways to bring attention to issues and to help facilitate change but disrespecting national symbols (any nation’s symbols) is totally inappropriate. It shifts focus, offends the innocent and accomplishes nothing.

Bob Beaman, Meridian