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Vice President Mike Pence on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sept. 12, 2017. File photo. Tom Brenner/The New York Times, Copyright 2017 The New York Times.

Who Cares if Vice President Pence’s Walkout Was a Stunt?

Who Cares if Vice President Pence’s Walkout Was a Stunt?

On Sunday Vice President Mike Pence walked out of a 49’ers/Colts football game after several of the former team took a knee during the national anthem. Pence left right after the anthem was completed, and posted this to Twitter: I left today's Colts game because @POTUS and I will not dignify any event that disrespects

Dickinson State football players (from left) Deon Washington, Rob Sterling, Tray Boone, Jamion Lindsey and Karsten Mack Jr. lock arms during the national anthem prior to DSU's game against Presentation College on Saturday at the Biesiot Activities Center. (Parker Cotton / The Dickinson Press)

Is This North Dakota’s First National Anthem Protest?

Unless I’ve missed something, I believe this group of Dickinson State University football players who linked arms before their game this weekend is the first protest during the national anthem from athletes that North Dakota has seen. And to their credit, the players were respectful about it. More so, I think, thank 49’ers quarterback Colin

One of the Best Things About America Is That Colin Kaepernick Can Sit During the National Anthem

I have no problem if people refuse to stand for the national anthem. This is America, after all. One of the things which makes this place great, which inspires millions upon millions of people to voluntarily stand in respect during our national anthem, is that we don’t force people into unwilling displays of nationalism. North

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