“To believe that patriotism will not flourish if patriotic ceremonies are voluntary and spontaneous, instead of a compulsory routine, is to make an unflattering estimate of the appeal of our institutions to free minds.” The New Yorker’s Jeffrey Toobin on Colin Kaepernick and a Landmark Supreme Court Case. It’s so interesting that Kaepernick knelt during the anthem to strike up a conversation about race in America, and we ended up having a conversation about kneeling during the anthem.