Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, in an recent op-ed for Breitbart News, was upset about football players protesting racial injustice by kneeling during the national anthem. He feels that those who don't honor our country's song should go somewhere else. Now when an ordinary citizen wants to apply political correctness to this method of peaceful protest, that is one thing. It is entirely different for an elected public official to willfully disregard established law and the U.S. Constitution, which allows for free speech and the right to peacefully protest.

There are countries in the world where criminal penalties exist for insufficient public displays of patriotism — countries where criticism of the government in any form is punished by imprisonment. If the secretary of state is uncomfortable with his fellow citizens having First Amendment rights, then perhaps it is Kim Jong Kobach who should go somewhere else.

AB Campbell,