Anthem protests and Presidential Commentary

President Trump waded more into commenting on our cultural rot this last week tweeting NFL Players should stand for our flag.

In addition he called these protestors “S.O.B.’s” – NOT presidential. That comment should have stayed locked away in his heart. He needs to work on that part of his communication skills because it has overshadowed the real reason he has been pushing back. The anthem-protest kneeling and fists in the air, and the general tearing down and disrespecting of our country.

So today the NFL teams responded in force:

  • In England today, the Jaguars and the Ravens had players kneeling for the American Anthem, but standing for the British ‘God Save the Queen” (On Foreign Soil!)
  • The Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawk Players stayed in their locker rooms
  • @ESPN on Sunday evening had nothing but interviews with this theme: Trump Sucks, Anthem Protests are Great

We’ve Been Here Before

I remember President George H.W. Bush back in the 1992 Presidential Campaign, running against Bill Clinton, President GHWB said we need to be more like the Waltons (or Leave it to Beaver) and less like The Simpsons. Ohhh TV had a field day with that one. The Simpson’s that season even had an episode featuring that quote (before the end of the campaign) with the cartoon family reacting. Here is a quick article i found with info. (Read through the following as quickly or slowly as you wish, bit you get the flavor.)

That didn’t go well. Bush Lost. I think this heaped on.

Trump’s Comments aren’t going well – because the media has a really big bull horn, they are liberal, and have been slamming the country for years. It’s become shrill since President Trump is in office.

The Stakes are Much Higher Now

I quote scripture frequently in my quotes because there is some common sense to be found in the foundation of God’s Word. Romans 13, penned by the Apostle Paul, tells us to show respect and honor to whom it is due.

“Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.

Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed.”

‭‭Romans‬ ‭13:1, 7‬ ‭ESV‬‬,7.esv

Our Country, our Flag, our Governing authorities, and on down the line, are all being disrespected. As for our governing authorities, they have been acting quite disrespectful / despicable themselves. Here comes Donald Trump calling them out (his Tweets and Communication Style could use a little work) as us Country-Folk love to hear, and these “targets” double down.

Trump is desiring to pull out the best in America, talking up America, defending the best of her traditions and customs. The Flag is one of them. He has waded (again) into cultural controversy. But the only controversy comes for the angry leftists who blame America first for everything. No exaggeration.

The Disrespectful, in their arrogance, become even more-so, encouraging others to join them.

The Media esteems these “Disrespectful’s” as being the moral equivalent of Gahndi or Martin Luther King Jr.

Then protests ensue as these folks are participating in a great tradition (of protest) in our country. Nothing great about protest, and its not part of our tradition. It’s part of our national sin and disgrace.

This will be the ultimate demise of this country and the freedoms we enjoy. Trump speaking out against this bad behavior is providing the needed contrast. But unfortunately our country citizens have chosen to see this as a reason to abuse the President, not take heed and respect what he is observing.

Love the Unloveable

I have a person I follow on Twitter who offered up this:

If you think you love this country but do not value the people in it, what is it exactly that you love?

Turn that question around and ask – what do YOU love. It ain’t love for me and my freedom to have an opposing view. You just want to turn around on me for being unloving of others for daring to love this country and defend it against unfair attack.

We who don’t like the protests have to suck it up and show love to the poor oppressed millionaires.

They can crap on us all day long with their disrespectful display, but the obligation is on those who love the country.

That’s a steaming pile of wreaking hypocrisy.

  • “Do as I say, not as I do’
  • Or as the soft headed would say, “Do as they say, and just love them, understand them.”

I don’t mind the last sentiment – that is almost getting into Jesus’ territory where we consider others better than ourselves (our culture de-emphasizes truth in favor of emotions and feelings, no matter how Evil) What I do mind is I am lectured to do this … over and over and over again. I even learned this past weekend I am part of a demonized group: WEC – White Evangelical Christian. They forgot one more Category that makes me on the wrong side of every issue. Male. WMEC?

These professors should do more practicing and less preaching. I have yet to see one of these angry people (or the “reasonable” soft-headed types) come to the defense of an “opposing voice”, tell others they should love people like myself. Nope. #Hypocrites.

So dear @NFL and you liberals in general:

  • You don’t care about me – and my feelings that the Nation that enabled you to be great
  • You don’t love me – even in disagreement we should have a reasonable dialogue, not your anger and double standard demands.
  • You definitely don’t show deference to me – you think all thought is your liberal thought and everything else should be quieted (that is called Fascism)

So while I am still free in this country quickly trying to get rid of its freedoms, I am choosing to take a Knee and Stay in the Locker Room for your product. I will watch something else. Because President Trump is right (except calling them S.O.B.s – Communication skills issue) – you should be looking to either STOP these obnoxious displays “on the field” or FIRE these people.

But you will sit in your echo chamber talking about how bigoted, prejudicial, sexist, and lacking in love I am. Because I’m a WMEC who voted for Trump. And I’ll do it again.

And if this crap doesn’t shape up, after 30+ years being a 49er fan dating back to Joe Montana/Dwight Clark/ Ronnie Lott (the MAN by the way!) you can bet I won’t buy your product again.