A speaker at the Democratic National Convention Monday evening advised viewers to “rise or kneel” for the playing of the National Anthem.

The clip below shows Michael Kapp, the DNC Youth Council Chair, explaining to viewers that a video they are about to feature does not include social distancing due to it being recorded prior to the pandemic.

“Many of the videos and pictures you’re about to see were recorded before COVID, which is why the kids are not social distancing,” the awkward presenter explains.

That’s when he kicks off the event with the playing of the anthem by a group called The Kids From Wisconsin.

“You may rise or kneel if you are able per your preference,” he adds.

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Rise For the National Anthem

Some on social media took issue with the assertion that the DNC speaker ‘encouraged’ people to kneel for the anthem.

Adding that option, however, is certainly providing encouragement. Suggesting they do so ‘if they are able’ is also a form of encouragement.

How difficult would it have been to simply say, as has been announced at every political and sporting event for ages now, “Ladies and gentlemen, please rise for the playing of our National Anthem”?

Some viewers called out the DNC for “so much pandering.”

“Every time they say something like this, they send another cascade of voters to team Trump,” another individual wrote.

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It Gets Worse

Encouraging our nation’s youth to disrespect the men and women who fought and died for this nation by kneeling during the National Anthem may be the least of our worries coming out of this youth council.

The ‘young skulls full of mush’ as Rush Limbaugh might say, have clearly had their mush molded by the far-left lunatics taking over the Democrat party.

One panelist on the Youth Council called for the outright destruction of capitalism in America.

“We understand that this future that we all want – that we’re all trying to build – really is about the destruction of colonization, white supremacy, and capitalism,” Ashley Nicole McCray stated, pushing for the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez championed Green New Deal.

It’s pretty obvious that the Democrat party’s hatred of America and the foundations of American greatness are widely despised by their youth.

Suggesting they kneel for the anthem or flag only encourages the hatred.