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In response to Mr. Davis’ letter calling me by name, our president also has the right of free speech, particularly defending our Constitution, which does not guarantee actual equality. The NFL has a rule (not yet enforced) regarding player conduct that is currently being violated. The players are free to protest anything on public property, but not in their private place of employment and in violation of their employment rules. If the players’ basis for protest, ignorant generality of social justice, were publicly explained in detail, there would be no protest.

D.J. Daleen

St. Simons Island