Skip to comments.THE NATIONAL ANTHEM IS ABOUT A NATION NOT A PRESIDENT
Posted on 09/25/2017 10:52:41 PM PDT by TBP
President Trump says players who protested the National Anthem being played before games should be fired from their teams over the weekend, and the whole world exploded. Yesterday, America was treated to NFL players taking a knee, or sitting or locking arms while the national anthem was being played in protest of what the President said. Well, guess what? They werent protesting a President, they were giving a big middle finger to the country.
That flag and that song should be a unifying moment, a moment to say no matter what differences we have, we are all American, and its a privilege to be one. But a bad player,influenced by his radical Muslim girlfriend last year decided to make it about him. He claimed to be protesting the killing of black men in America by the police while at the same time wearing a shirt praising the Castros of Cuba. And its spread to this. Hes practicing his first amendment rights everyone said.
Well Donald Trump practiced his first amendment rights and an entire league lost their minds. This tradition goes back a hundred years to World War 1. The people loved their country then, with boys fighting overseas in a horrible war. We have soldiers on the battlefield today, and these players just spit on them. The national anthem is about a nation, not about a President. And if these thugs dont know that, they should be thrown off the team.
And the commissioner of this league supports this. He should be thrown out too. Hes saying these players have a right to their free speech and to protest if they see fit. But it wasnt that way when the Dallas Cowboys wanted to wear stickers on their helmets to honor the police after several Dallas policemen were shot. No, he wouldnt allow that. Or when an NFL player wanted to honor 9/11 victims with a decal on his shoe. No, we couldnt have that either. But spitting on the flag, you can do that all day.
But people will still defend these thugs who spit on everything good about America, saying its their right. But is it? Yes, they can say what they want, but shouldnt they be accountable for what they say? Their bosses should fire them because theyre staining their product with anti-Americanism. But they wont do anything because theyre too afraid of the backlash that the leftist fascists have instigated in this country. All that we used to honor and respect must be thrown out and we have to accept the ridiculous.
Man is woman, woman is man, America is bad, the Soviet Union was good. The Soviet Union was good and now Russia is bad. The civil rights movement never happened, minorities are now more oppressed than ever. Its upside down. The fact that these players can do what they did yesterday, with no repercussions whatsoever disproves their arguments. Where could you do this on the planet? Dictatorial regimes youd be killed or put in torture prisons. Even in Westernized countries you have laws against certain speech. Ive been banned from Britain for something I didnt even say, but here millionaire thugs can go on national TV and vehemently hate the country.
Remember this, when they do what they did yesterday, theyre not disrespecting a President, theyre disrespecting an entire nation. Theyre disrespecting you and me.
Liberalism is a mental disorder and the NFL is significantly suffering from it, perhaps fatally.
This is true fact.
I like Savage. He's like a much less handsome, charming, and witty ME!!
As soon as it becomes politically acceptable to hire him, and as QBs go down with injuriy, look for him on an NFL team near you.
I have seen it in the fire.
NFL lost THE GAME.
Anybody know what they’re protesting and how kneeling will fix it?
This is why Savage is the best in the business.
Yes, he drones on about dog and his eating habits. But every now and then he hits the mark.
And he hit the mark this time. Great piece.
Whoops. A rerun ping, but it’s worth re-reading.
They're protesting something that doesn't exist, and kneeling makes them feel good about themselves.
“Theyre disrespecting you and me.”
If anyone is confused as to what “they” are protesting, don’t be. It is and has been directed at you and me. What they are pouting about is, “this stupid nation elected a stupid President that we didn’t want to be elected.”
Michael often grates but when he’s right, he’s right....
“THIS IS MY COUNTRY” should be sung in unison at in every school, rally, and public venue.
“This Is My Country” is an American patriotic song composed in 1940. The lyrics are by Don Raye and the music is by Al Jacobs.The folk song begins slowly, opening with:
What difference if I hail from North or South
Or from the East or West?
My heart is filled with love
For all of these.
I only know I swell with pride
And deep within my breast
I thrill to see Old Glory
Paint the breeze.
It then swings into a march tempo for the verse.
The song is made notable by the fact that it honors both native-born Americans and immigrants. The first verse reads:
This is my country
Land of my birth
This is my country
Grandest on Earth
While the second verse (sung on a repeat, as the introduction is not repeated) instead reads:
This is my country
Land of my choice
This is my country
Hear my proud voice.
Both versions join together at the ending:
I pledge thee my allegiance
America the bold
For this is my country
To have and to hold
Maybe the NFL needs to schedule more games in Europe, Asia and Africa...where people who express themselves when they shouldn’t, are appreciated more.
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