Letter: To take a knee is a national disgrace
The NFL has turned away from being a source of national pride. What started out with a couple of disgruntled players taking a knee during our national anthem has grown to teams playing "follow the fools." The general public in the heartland is sending a strong message against the NFL and its kneeling players that it will boycott football on TV and ticket sales.
Owners are now seeing revenue losses. Some sponsors are removing ads, and individual players are losing million-dollar sponsorships. Remember, Taxpayers built the stadiums where they now disrespect our national anthem. What should they do? Focus their God-given talent by returning to their communities, start working with students at-risk and set examples of what good citizenship looks like. The NFL and its players have shown disrespect for our anthem, our flag and the brave soldiers who have died for their freedom.
I don't know the author of the following, but it explains how the heartland thinks:
"When my president shipped pallets of cash to my sworn enemy, I didn't take a knee. When my president lied to me and claimed four of my comrades were murdered because of a video insulting Muslims, I didn't take a knee. When my president lied to me and said I could keep my doctors and my premiums would go down, I didn't take a knee. I could go on and on. In all that time I never disrespected our country, the office of the president, our armed forces and veterans, or our nation. I remained vigilant. I didn't take a knee. I voted for a new president.
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