The Flag and the National Anthem represent the principles of America: freedom, liberty, equality under the law, unalienable rights, economic mobility, limited government. This is why we stand for the National Anthem with our hands over our heart. We stand in unity for these holy principles. We stand because they are our ideals and constant aim.
Taking a knee proclaims a disdain for American principles. Taking a knee proclaims a disdain for America. Taking a knee proclaims a preference for ideals and philosophies contrary to our nation. Taking a knee is essentially putting a knee on the throat of America. Taking a knee represents killing America as founded and replacing it with socialist and foreign principles that bring totalitarianism.