Over the past week, a war of words has transpired between President Donald Trump and the National Football League regarding past player protests in which a select few had chosen to kneel during the playing of the national anthem in objection to perceived racial inequality in America. Since Trump’s remarks last week, the issue has been developed into a national controversy. Please note: I use the phrase “been developed”, as opposed to its passive form, “developed,” to draw attention to the fact that there has been an active effort to propagate the issue, unsurprisingly, by proponents of the leftist agenda and their coveted media allies. At a political rally on the Friday entering Week 3 of 2017 NFL season, Trump expressed that players who knelt during the national anthem, which precedes every NFL game, were disrespecting their country, their flag and ultimately the NFL as an organization, and should be fired or benched for doing so (for the record, The United States Flag Code specifies that during the playing of the national anthem, all “persons present should face the flag and stand at attention with their right hand over the heart”). Shortly thereafter came a barrage of rhetorical bombshells from the media conflating the president’s remarks with claims of his implicit racism, a favorite fiction of liberal news outlets, along with assertions that Trump had violated players’ rights to...Read More
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