Understandably, National Football League national anthem protests struck a chord with Americans and continue to generate discussion. (For the record, I believe these protests represent the wrong way for the players to send a message. Without question, in my view, they should stand.)
While important and, certainly, interesting fodder for dialogue, however, I myself place the anthem controversy low on what is a mind-boggling list of significant issues facing America today.
Below, in no specific order, are 10 issues I believe merit more discussion than the NFL protests.
Where do you put the national anthem issue on your list? What do you believe are today’s issues most deserving of attention and debate? Send your suggestions to Michael Gors, editorial page editor