“FREEDOM ISN’T FREE….SOMEONE HAD TO PAY FOR IT”…
In our world, that of the United States of America, One and a half million men and women have died and an equal amount injured fighting for what we believe in. It is why we stand when we hear our National Anthem. “I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
Pathetically, those in the NFL who choose not to stand in honoring our country are in an elite group who have benefitted in many ways.
While not all, a significant majority of those “protesting” are black…. they protest the treatment of their race by our police forces…of course there are a few bad policeman, there also bad pastors, doctors and school teachers but in each of these professions the vast majority are models of the values we admire…there is no mention of the disproportionate percentage of crimes, or shooting by their race, especially as a percentage of the overall population.
They protest the unbearable horrors of slavery, yet not for a moment do they pause to honor the 350,000 men and women of the Union army who gave their lives so that slavery would be abolished and the traumas the United States went through during that war to ensure their freedom. That was 350,000 men and women killed and 280,000 wounded or 1 ½% of the entire population of the Union states killed and almost 3% of the entire Union states population killed or wounded. When was the last time you heard one, I mean one of these miscreants, these ungrateful ignorants, open their mouths about those sacrifices?
And it’s not just the black community, even worse is the pathetic, pandering, group of “fellow athletes”, coaches and owners who grovel at the feet of the “righteous protesters”….
A small group of those protesting are supporting their right to speak out on what they misguidedly believe is an injustice, another group is really angry that President Trump “dissed” them publicly and “no one gets to call out the mighty NFL“ remember their claim to fame is that they can either throw or catch a ball or tackle someone who has that ball. ….my view is that the vast majority of the protesters are clueless about what the protest is really about, they just know something is due them cause they are always the “Victim”…Yeah, tell that to Michael Jordan, Michael Jackson, Serena Williams, Beyonce, Oprah, Martin Luther King, Muhammad Ali, Stevie Wonder, Eric Holder, Ken Frazier (CEO Merck),Russell Simmons, Puff Daddy, Lebron, Colin Powell, Michael Steel, Ben Carson, Herman Cain, Valarie Jarrett and yeah; Barak Obama….Seems these “victims” have transcended their plight through, hard work, education, high moral standards, and a knowledge that it is their choice to be who they made themselves
Im one of those guys who loves football, played it in the schoolyard of my youth, and escaped on Sundays by rooting that one cities football team beat the crap out of another cities club. Now its politics, as is almost everything today and I’m choosing to vote for our flag and country
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