Our nation was liberated by an act of rebellion against an unjust system and founded upon clear principles of free speech, assembly and protest. Blind faith in government was shunned by our founders who wove checks-and-balances through their creation, encouraged thoughtful civil disobedience, and insisted that power be vested in regular elections rather than entrenched in an army, an institution, or fanatical devotion to jingoistic mysticism ascribed to Betsy Ross’ handiwork .
Indeed, opposition to perceived oppression is a duty as much as a right, yet when San Francisco 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick peacefully exercised his conscience against a growing epidemic of domestic injustice he was decried as traitorous scum....largely by those who skip the First Amendment but cling to the Second for unfettered access to firearms so that they may combat U.S. forces whenever they may feel slighted...or who wish to “make America great again,” but tell Kaepernick to leave if he doesn’t love it as-is.
To demand slavish reverence to our star-spangled piece of cloth is to misunderstand what it represents... such ignorance is a right, but imposing it upon others is not. Kaepernick has made it clear that his problem is not with veterans, the nation or every law enforcement officer, but a system that has seemingly gone awry and cannot even be examined because of bullies who miscast the questions and silence the questioners, as they are with him.
Stand – or kneel – with Colin, and with true American values with this simple distressed design that’s as understated as Kap’s silent statement. The second million dollars that we make from this shirt will be donated to charitable organizations.
Like all National Fanthem, it's not an official shirt of any player, team, league or cannabis outlet -- it's just a comical piece of original art from our imagination; drawn by hand and rendered digitally as a lossless high-resolution vector graphic for optimal printing. It's available on several colors of heavyweight pre-shrunk shirts in sizes small through 5XL. (Alternate brands/cuts/colors/sizes can be custom-printed for little additional cost