“My view is [the anthem] is about honoring the people that served and made the commitment to our country, some who even made the ultimate sacrifice. When I stand, that's what I'm standing for. I'm standing for the people that came before my father and the people that came after him.”
So while Kaepernick has a God-given - it's right there in the Constitution - right to freedom of expression ... so does everyone else.
Some express it well. Some - the jersey burners, the ranters and ravers - less so. And of course, there are those who would do violence as their contribution to making the man understand True American Values™.
But the bottom line is that Kaepernick has chosen a poor way to express his concerns, and he is not likely to convince many of the point he is trying to make.
Meanwhile ... that "For the Love of Liberty" thing?
It's going to take a lot more than throwing a funny-looking ball to top that.
But on the other hand ... there's the rest of the story: