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The difference between Kaepernick and a West Point grad

This is the story of two young men: one black, one white, and both of whom wear uniforms.
We’re already familiar with the black man, whose refusal to stand for the national anthem has become a cause celebre and triggered a discussion about what are the limits of patriotism and free speech. My column was going to be focused on Colin Kaepernick and the ramifications of his choice. But then I heard about the white man, a West Point graduate and Pennsylvania native named Spencer Rapone. And what he did convinced me that this was about more than just ...


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