We need to be careful about arguing that players have a First Amendment right to protest peacefully on the field.
A few weeks ago, I was on the toxic cesspool that Twitter has become, and got a reply to one of my Tweets: “You libertarians need to realize corporations=/=people if you want people to take you seriously.”
17 states have anti-protesting bills in the works. This is unconstitutional and antithetical to the principles of freedom.
“In no way did America’s Founders — especially those men who drafted and ratified the First Amendment — desire to build a wall of separation between church and state.” — Mark Hall
In the absence of a compelling interest, such as preventing physical harm, governments have no right to control what goes on inside of churches and other houses of worship.
The first amendment protects the rights of individuals to record the actions of government officials in public. US Customs and Border Protection disagrees.