Read Arguments Carefully

Target Skill 1.4: Listen carefully to other people’s arguments, especially when you disagree.

Instructions: Read each passage below. Then, answer the question about the passage by selecting the correct option. The arguments may be controversial, so exercise charity while answering the questions. (In other words, try to “listen” very carefully to what the author is saying, especially if you disagree with the argument.)

Athletes shouldn't be required to stand for the national anthem. The First Amendment protects their rights to freedom of speech. We shouldn't force people to submit to anything, much less a flag.

According to the author, why shouldn't athletes be required to stand for the national anthem?