Ruth Bader Ginsburg calls Kaepernick anthem protest "dumb and disrespectful.”

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Calls Colin Kaepernick Anthem Protest “Dumb and Disrespectful”

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Calls Colin Kaepernick Anthem Protest “Dumb and Disrespectful”

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Oct. 10 2016 2:00 PM

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Calls Colin Kaepernick Anthem Protest “Dumb and Disrespectful”

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has achieved almost mythical status in the achy breaky hearts of the left for being part fierce advocate of liberal causes on the court, part the sharp-tongued, truth-bomb-dropping grandma you never had. On Monday, in an interview with Yahoo News’ Katie Couric, Ginsberg showed many of her most ardent supporters her unpredictable side when she called San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick-inspired National Anthem protests “dumb and disrespectful.”

From Yahoo News:

With more and more football players across the country refusing to stand for the national anthem before games, Justice Ginsburg called the protest “dumb and disrespectful.” When asked by Couric how she feels about San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, and others athletes, refusing to stand for the anthem, Ginsburg replied, “I think it’s really dumb of them.”
“Would I arrest them for doing it? No,” Ginsburg elaborated. “I think it’s dumb and disrespectful. I would have the same answer if you asked me about flag burning. I think it’s a terrible thing to do, but I wouldn’t lock a person up for doing it. I would point out how ridiculous it seems to me to do such an act.” Couric then asked, “But when it comes to these football players, you may find their actions offensive, but what you’re saying is, it’s within their rights to exercise those actions?”
“Yes,” said Ginsburg. “If they want to be stupid, there’s no law that should be preventive. If they want to be arrogant, there’s no law that prevents them from that. What I would do is strongly take issue with the point of view that they are expressing when they do that.”