I think this is the main point in this ordeal. We all have different meanings for what the flag/national anthem stands for. Some think it represents the values America holds and others think it represents what others have sacrificed to give us our freedoms (I'm sure there are others too). I don't think anybody here is arguing that America does not have problems, although we will all somewhat disagree on those problems, obviously. It seems like most here think the flag and national anthem represent the sacrifices made and that's why we don't like what he did.
I just saw that Lochte is going onto Dancing With the Stars... He craves media attention I guess.
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