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The NFL Players Acted Stupidly And Haven’t A Clue

Reaction-NFL-players-kneel-lock-arms-National-Anthem-730x470The protests by NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem shows ignorance of our history. The players are being manipulated and used by the left to divide and conquer.

The Left wants to destroy our constitution because it was written by white slave owners, they want to destroy our monuments, destroy our electoral process and change everything across the board. They want to silence free speech from anyone who disagrees with their leftist point of view. It wouldn’t surprise me if Obama’s Action for America group and Hillary, the woman who refuses to go away, and her millions from her foundation, along with George Soros are behind this. They don’t give you any facts and it is all based on emotion – typical of liberal protests.

I don’t think half of these protesting football players even know why they are protesting nor do they understand what the flag stands for. By kneeling when the anthem is being played, they disrespect our flag and country. They have a right to protest but do it some other place and at some other time. They are there to play football and the ill-timed protests are turning a lot of people off. It will come to bite them in the end.

Through three weeks, viewership for national telecasts of NFL games is down 11 percent this season compared to 2016, the Nielsen company said on Tuesday.

Nielsen said the games averaged 17.63 million viewers for the first three weeks of last season, and have dipped to 15.65 million this year. The Nielsen figures don’t include many of the Sunday afternoon games that are shown to a regional audience, but not a national one.

The NFL ratings are in focus because of President Donald Trump’s suggestion that viewers are turned off by a protest against police brutality that began with quarterback Colin Kaepernick refusing to stand for the national anthem. The protests spread rapidly this past weekend following the president’s criticism of people involved.

Next week’s ratings will be even more closely watched, since conservative groups and Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity have called for people angered by the protests to boycott this weekend’s games.

First, they said it was about police brutality. Well if we’re going to go down that path how about protesting the black on black crime in this country. You don’t see these players protesting that.

They said they are protesting the fact that blacks are oppressed in this country. Utter nonsense. There are more black-owned businesses in this country than ever before. There are more black professionals like doctors, lawyers, judges, upper management levels than ever before.  In the entertainment field, you have people like Oprah Winfrey who is one of the richest women in America worth billions, singers like Diana Ross, the late James Brown, and others are successful and worth millions. You have people like Morgan Freeman who is in almost every movie and narrates every documentary out today.  These players say blacks are oppressed while they earn millions. The 17 Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars players who took a knee during the presentation of the national anthem in London on Sunday have combined total contracts of nearly $450 million.

Combing the total value of each players contracts adds up to a whopping $448,373,425, a figure greater than the gross domestic product of over a handful of the world’s nations. So don’t go telling me that blacks are oppressed in this country.

Now they are blaming Trump saying he’s a racist because he suggested firing anyone who disrespects our anthem and country. He never mentioned race and is the furthest thing from a racist, but they are turning it into a  racial thing calling him a bigot and racist in white sheets. Trump said Sunday morning that NFL owners should either fire or suspend players who kneel during the national anthem, and fans should not keep watching games if players continue to protest.

Former Chicago Bulls player Craig Hodges, author of Long Shot: The Struggles and Triumphs of an NBA Freedom Fighter,” appeared on Al Sharpton’s “Politics Nation” yesterday to talk about President Trump’s criticism of NFL athletes for kneeling during the national anthem to protest perceived racial injustices.

What Hodges said about the president was over the top even by the inelegant standards of MSNBC’s weekend programming —

“And, you know, when I think about his whole thing is when was Amer-, make America great again. Now we see that 1817 is more likely when he’s thinking about America being great as opposed to us kneeling on behalf of righteousness and justice, he wants us to be kneeling in the cotton fields again.”

Nothing could be further from the truth. He was speaking on race baiter Al Sharpton’s show so it figures.

Now, liberals in Washington, D.C., have joined in.

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), made a political statement by taking a knee on the floor of Congress during a special order of the Congressional Black Caucus last night. And she used the opportunity to slam President Trump. I saw her and another black congressman also kneel while speaking. It was so laughable and looked really stupid seeing just their heads above the podium speaking even more ridiculous than the players on the field.

Sore loser Hillary, the woman who refuses to leave and keeps hoping Trump will be overthrown so she can step in took to the airwaves calling Trump a bigot and racist when she and Bill have been known to frequently call blacks by the ‘n’ word.

This is so typical. Every two and four years around election time democrats pull out the race card and start in with name calling saying republicans will cause churches to burn, or as Joe Biden once told a black group, “Republicans will put you all back in chains”

Bill Bennet, former education secretary under Ronald Reagan recently said on Fox that he thought the disrespect for our country and flag was due to the lack of proper education in our schools today. “They don’t teach about Francis Scott Key standing on the ship watching Fort Sumter being battered by the British while the American flag was still standing and reporting to the prisoners below. They don’t teach about the four brave men raising the flag on Iwo Jima and the sacrifices our brave men and women made so they could protest today.,” Bennet said, “They just teach all the bad things about our America while the good outweighs the bad that made this country the greatest on earth.”

Race relations in this country were much better prior to Obama and his knee jerk rush to judgement reactions and divide and conquer politics to racial situations.

His statements such as “The Camebridge police acted stupidly” to “if I had a son he would look like Treyvon”  to supporting the Ferguson, Mo. rioters and their ‘hands up don’t shoot’ mantra which never happened and was a proven false narrative and sending his attorney general Eric Holder there meeting with the rioters saying “I come to you as a black man” only contributed to enflaming race relations to where we are now.

Check out this short, but awe inspiring video with fantastic illustrations on Francis Scott key and the origins of our National Anthem. It should be shown in every history class and to these NFL players.

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Jim Clayton

I am a retired former newspaper reporter and retail sales person. I'm a politically conservative easy going person from New Jersey. I am married to a wonderful wife and like talking and writing about movies,, concerts I attend and current events all which I write about here. I would enjoy hearing from anyone on my articles and they can write to me here.

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