Kim Pegula, the owner of Buffalo Bills, was questioned concerning the topic “players kneeling during the national anthem.” She stated that she honors the rights of individuals who desire to revolt the Flag over systemic racial bias— without joining them.
In an interview with “One Bills Live.” Kim Pegula discussed why she wouldn't be kneeling— since she's South Korean-born nationalized U.S. citizen.
“So the flag for me is very profound,” she continued. “For me to stand for the flag and the anthem, for me personally, that is a right that I now so much appreciate.”
“I'm not going to kneel,” she said.
“We've all been listening. We've been learning to love other people and understand experiences and what they have gone through, what they've experienced, and what maybe the anthem or the Flag means to them is truly different than what I went through,” she continued.
“Honestly, that's how I feel. I will be standing, but that's my choice. That's my right. I would hope that the players as well respect that, just like I'm going to respect them for what they want to do if they so choose to,” Pegula stated.
“I think, and I would hope that our players or anybody would understand that if I'm standing, that does not mean I am for racism.” “Certainly, it's not. And the same goes for our players. If they choose to kneel, or whoever wants to protest, I don't think it's because they don't love the country or they don't respect our military or any of that,” Pegula stated.
President Donald Trump had never failed to demonstrate his passion and love for the American Flag. It deeply frustrates the President of the United States when an individual disrespects the Flag the President holds high regard. President Trump appreciates the sight of an N.F.L. team owner, expressing her respect and gratitude for the American Flag.
Trump has a similar stance about standing for the national anthem and Flag.
During his rally last Saturday night in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the President argued that it should be against the law to burn the American Flag and that anyone caught doing so should go to jail.
Trump told the crowd that Congress should take up legislation — that would also require a Constitutional Amendment — to make burning the American Flag a criminal act punishable by one year in prison.
“Two days ago, leftist radicals in Portland, Oregon, tore down a statue of George Washington and wrapped it in an American flag and set the American flag on fire,” Trump stated.
“And you know, we ought to do something, Mr. Senators… we ought to come up with legislation that if you burn the American Flag, you go to jail for one year,” Trump stated.
“We should have legislation that if somebody wants to burn the American flag and stomp on it, but just burn it, they go to jail for one year,” he added.
In the previous year, President Donald Trump promoted the legislation by Steve Daines, a Montana Republican Sen., that would prohibit flag burning by passing a constitutional amendment. Unfortunately, the legislation has not gone anywhere, and it's just rotting in Congress.