I’ve only gotten down on my knees as a sign of respect a few times in my life. Once when I asked my fiance to marry me, and the other all involve prayer to God and Christ.
That’s it. It’s my belief that a man should only have to kneel as a gesture during those two times in his life. The American in me screams that kneeling isn’t exactly something I feel comfortable doing at any other time.
Nor should I. This country was founded on never having to kneel. People died to keep that principle in observance. Unless you come down from Heaven on a white steed wearing a blood-drenched robe, if you order, or even ask me to kneel, I’m probably going to laugh at you. It’s likely you’ll get this response from many Americans.