It’s amazing to me the heat that I have received for exercising my First Amendment Right by saying that Professional Athletes should stand for the flag to show respect, in my Stand Video. Too many have given their lives so that I may be free. The flag stands for Freedom. It means something to me, it is not just a piece of cloth. In other countries as a woman, I would not have the same rights I have here in America. I wouldn’t be able to drive, vote, be seen in public without a man, or get an education. I don’t take my freedom for granted and I know that it came with a great price. I feel like standing for the flag pays respect to those that paid the ultimate price.
Along with all the hate, I have also received a lot of love and thanks. This one message meant so much to me because it came from a woman that is new to America and she comprehends the freedom that America offers because she has lived in a country that did not offer the same freedom America does. “I am from Iraq, the US Army saved my life. Now I am enjoying the freedom that the brave men and women in uniform have paid for!” -Zahraa
Many say they are not protesting the flag, but instead the Anthem, because it mentions slavery in the Third verse (that is never sung). We must take note that Frances Scott Key also referred to the Germans as slaves. And the Irish Slave Trade was taking place at the exact same time the Anthem was written (1600-1800’s). In the 1798 Irish Rebellion, thousands of Irish slaves were sold to both America and Australia. How are we for certain that the term “slave” is in reference to African American slaves only and not Irish Slaves or the Germans? The anthem in that same verse also mentions the “hireling” which is ANYONE with a menial job which is in no relation to race, gender, or religion.
I fully support protests, I fully support Free Speech, I fully support fighting for justice. I think that there is a right time and place to do it. Disrespecting the flag while demanding for respect will not return respect. What law will be overturned after this kneeling accomplishes what it has set out to accomplish? We need to come up with solutions to these problems. Where are the athletes meeting with Police Officers to solve these problems? Where are the non-profit organizations founded by these athletes for crime prevention, drug prevention, etc?
But you see, this goes deeper than just a fight for social justice. This is the liberal Left in action. This is cultural Marxism on display. They are chipping away at our culture. American Football is part of American Culture and it is being politicized. Just like the left has politicized Halloween (must have politically correct costume), Christmas (Christmas the word itself offends), Thanksgiving (Pilgrims and Native Americans are a whole heap of political controversy) Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are attacked because these holidays focus too much on the traditional Family, Columbus Day has been removed. Easter is offensive to everyone not Christian! The list is endless! The goal is to make Americans hate America, rid this country of Patriotism and invade with socialism that leads eventually to Communism.
If you are really aware, you know what is at stake and what the end game is. I love this country. I will never apologize for it. I am thankful to live in the land of the free, because of the brave. I won’t sit and watch our flag and anthem be disrespected, I will turn the channel……or I’ll make a video about all the things I’d rather do than watch people disrespect our flag.
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