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  • Texas Teens Stand Up to Atheists and Defend American Flag

    10/23/2017 10:47:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/23/2017 | Todd Starnes
    The red, white and blue has flown outside LaPoynor High School in LaRue, Texas for as far back as anyone can remember. But instead of 50 stars on a blue field, this flag bears a cross - a symbol of the Christian faith.The Christian flag flies alongside the Texas flag and Old Glory. And that's a big problem for a bunch of out-of-town atheist agitators -- a mighty big problem.The Freedom From Religion Foundation, a Wisconsin-based group of atheists, agnostics and freethinkers, sent a letter to the local school district demanding the flag be removed."It is unconstitutional for the school to...
  • Michigan: Four City Council Members Take A Knee for Pledge of Allegiance

    10/18/2017 6:23:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | October 18, 2017 | Fuzzy Slippers
    Because rejecting “the republic for which she stands” is the real message of the left The latest addition to the “this protest is not about America” leftist playbook is taking a knee for the Pledge of Allegiance. Four members of the Ann Arbor city council took a knee during the saying of the pledge that opens their meetings. Michigan Live reports: Four Ann Arbor city council members chose to kneel during the Pledge of Allegiance at a meeting on Monday, Oct. 16. Chip Smith, 5th Ward; Chuck Warpehoski, 5th Ward; Sumi Kailasapathy, 1st Ward; and Jason Frenzel, 1st Ward; moved...
  • Free speech activist: NFL, NFLPA meetings a 'rejection' of Trump's divisiveness

    10/17/2017 3:44:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | October 17, 2017 | Cody Benjamin
    Indications from Tuesday's meeting between NFL owners, players, executives and NFL Players Association personnel are that all sides identified "common issues" and engaged in "productive" conversation about how to "work together to promote positive social change and address inequality" in the wake of peaceful protests across professional sports. The meeting, which came a day after reports that the NFL would formally endorse criminal justice legislation and finance a social activism boot camp, marked a "coming together," according to the league and NFLPA. NFL Network's Judy Battista suggested the dialogue Tuesday in New York was the "best communication [there] has ever...
  • Marine's dying wish to see a Marine in dress blues one last time

    10/16/2017 6:54:15 AM PDT · by Dana1960 · 8 replies
    Military Courage twitter feed ^ | 10/14/17 | unknown
    Marine Michelle Klimarchuk's dying wish was to see a Marine in dress blues one last time!
  • How the NFL lost to Trump

    10/15/2017 11:26:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Keene Sentinel ^ | October 15, 2017 | Rich Lowry
    Donald Trump isn’t exactly on a winning streak, but he is beating the NFL in a rout. The league’s commissioner, Roger Goodell, signaled the beginning of a messy, divisive retreat with a memo stating, “Like many of our fans, we believe that everyone should stand for the National Anthem.” Now he tells us. The climbdown comes only weeks after a clueless bout of self-congratulation by the NFL and the media over widespread anthem protests. Donald Trump doesn’t play three-dimensional chess, as his supporters insist. But he does have an instinctive cunning and a grasp of a nationalistic cultural politics that...
  • It Begins… Far Left WaPo Declares Patriotism and Love of Country Is Racist

    10/14/2017 11:26:30 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 70 replies
    GP ^ | 10/14/17 | Jim Hoft
    The left hates America – its history, its values, its customs, its success, its people. On Friday the far left Washington Post declared patriotism and love of country is racist. That’s how much the left and Democrat Party hates America.   At least they’re open about it now. The Washington Post reported: To Many Americans, being patriotic means being white. It’s definitely a new low for the American left. They are comfortable and open today with their hatred of America. And by definition, if you love your country and happen to be black, Asian or Hispanic, you’re a traitor...
  • College athletes kneel for anthem because America 'not worth being proud of'

    10/12/2017 7:08:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/12/2017 | Rick Moran
    Back in the early 1980s, some conservatives began raising the alarm about the rising tide of anti-Americanism in primary and secondary public schools. "History" textbooks became "social studies" textbooks. Teaching the incredible story of America's founding was given short shrift, inspiring stories of individual Americans were omitted in favor of highlighting our many faults and teaching a form of "social history" that concentrated on those who were oppressed in the past. There is nothing wrong with teaching the complex and problematic history of America's past. But not at the expense of the truth. In fact, the amazing story of our...
  • Charlie Daniels: There’s Still a Patriotic America Out Here in the Hinterlands

    10/12/2017 10:26:37 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    CNSNews ^ | October 12, 2017 | Charlie Daniels
    I saw the strength of America this past weekend, her will, her goodness, her compassion, her unity and her greatness. It was in Payson – a small town in Arizona I’m sure most of you have never even heard of – when the residents of the area came together on a Saturday night to honor their veterans. Farmers, cowboys, merchants, clerks, truck drivers and Americans of all professions, put aside their beliefs and political persuasions, their differences and banded together to pay homage to those who had put their lives on the line for the liberty of our beloved America....
  • Colin Kaepernick approves of Eminem's fiery freestyle takedown of Trump

    10/10/2017 10:45:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 11, 2017 | Daniel Chaitin
    Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick expressed his appreciation for Eminem's fiery four-and-a-half-minute freestyle takedown of President Trump. "I appreciate you," Kaepernick said in a tweet that also had the video, which aired at the 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards on Tuesday. Kaepernick led a movement beginning last season when he took a knee during the national anthem to protest the treatment of African Americans and other minorities in the U.S. Eminem dedicated a portion of his freestyle to supporting Kaepernick and other NFL players who have recently come under attack by the president for those demonstrations. "Now, if...
  • Hillary Clinton supports anthem protests: 'They have every right'

    10/09/2017 11:55:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | October 10, 2017 | Ari Gilberg
    Hillary Clinton figuratively took a knee Monday night. The former presidential candidate pledged her support to the hundreds of NFL players who have protested during the national anthem this season while speaking at the University of California, Davis. "Let's be clear, those players aren't protesting the national anthem or the flag," Clinton said. "They're protesting racism and injustice, and they have every right to do so!" The 2016 democratic nominee received a loud applause after her announcement. Clinton's support of anthem protests is a sharp contrast to her counterpart Donald Trump's stance on the matter. Trump has repeatedly criticized players...
  • Vice President Pence Leaves 49ers Game After Players Protest During National Anthem

    10/08/2017 7:35:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    KNTV-TV ^ | October 8, 2017 | Brendan Weber
    Vice President Mike Pence was in attendance for the Indianapolis Colts-San Francisco 49ers game on Sunday, but he wasn't there for long. That's because he left Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis after several 49ers players took a knee for the playing of the national anthem. Pence, the former governor of Indiana, took to Twitter to announce his early departure, writing that he couldn't "dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem."(continued)
  • Las Vegas survivor faces backlash after standing to greet President Donald Trump and first lady ...

    10/07/2017 9:59:20 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 74 replies
    AOL ^ | October 6, 2017 | Aris Folley
    Full title: Las Vegas survivor faces backlash after standing to greet President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump Thomas Gunderson shot in the leg during the Las Vegas massacre on Sunday found the strength to stand for President Trump when he visited recovering victims in the hospital earlier this week. The president and first lady Melania Trump visited Gunderson, who was among the more than 500 people wounded at the Route 91 Harvest Festival last weekend, at the city’s University Medical Center on Wednesday, where they posed for photographs and chatted... Since then, Gunderson has received an overwhelming amount...
  • Many Americans Side With President Trump On NFL Anthem Protests

    10/04/2017 2:41:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | October 4, 2017 | Samantha Raphelson
    The political debate surrounding national anthem protests at National Football League games intensified this week after players declined to stand during the playing of the Star-Spangled Banner after the mass shootings in Las Vegas. Before the Monday Night Football game between the NFL franchises in Kansas City and Washington D.C., two Kansas City players sat on the bench during the playing of the anthem, while all of the Washington players stood with their arms locked. The controversy started last season when former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick chose to kneel during the anthem to protest what he described as...
  • The NFL players need to learn from Las Vegas

    10/03/2017 11:54:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 3, 2017 | Randy Sutton
    Evil has visited Las Vegas and in its grasp, thousands of lives have been altered and torn apart. America’s worst mass shooting has shocked a city and a nation and the burning pain will be felt for generations. How one man, one sick minded heartless sociopath could inflict such pain on so many is quite literally beyond belief. His bullets have pierced the bodies of so many and the souls of so many more. But while the pain and torment from the vicious and cruel attack may have shocked us to our core, one group of men and women have...
  • Coach Teaches Players Why We Stand For The National Anthem

    10/03/2017 4:49:33 AM PDT · by gaggs · 5 replies
    Video: Coach Teaches His Athletes How Not To Disrespect The National Anthem Virginia Tech Basketball Coach Buzz Williams took his entire team on the court after practice and made them stand in front of Veterans. He TAUGHT them why we stand for the National Anthem.
  • Lewis Hamilton May Kneel For The Anthem At Formula One's Only U.S. Race

    10/02/2017 8:48:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | October 2, 2017 | Alanis King
    Last week, three-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton asked people to “try to educate” themselves on why athletes are kneeling for the American national anthem in protest of police brutality and oppression of people of color. Not long after, he said he may join them at the U.S. Grand Prix this month. The act of kneeling for the anthem started with NFL player Colin Kaepernick in 2016, and has since spread. Even in sports that have yet to see kneeling in their arenas, such as NASCAR, everybody has an opinion: Team owners Richard Petty and Richard Childress said they’d fire...
  • EPIC! Entire high school football team runs onto field with American flags!

    10/01/2017 1:43:28 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 1, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    The National Football League could learn a lesson about patriotism from the Fannin County High School Rebels in Georgia. At the start of Friday night's football game the ENTIRE team ran onto the field waving American flags. A number of people in attendance at the game sent us photos and videos of the incredibly patriotic moment. Supt. Michael Gwatney told WSB-TV the flags were meant to show support for veterans and active duty military personnel.
  • How NFL Players’ #TakeAKnee Protest Ultimately Helps Trump (Boo-hoo)

    10/01/2017 2:49:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Jewish Daily Forward ^ | October 1, 2017 | J.J. Goldberg
    Those athletes you’ve watched kneeling during the national anthem have lit a political fire of a sort not seen in professional sports in years. By bending a knee to protest racial injustice, they’ve electrified liberals and progressives, forged new bonds between team owners and players, elevated the sport beyond a mere game and exposed yet another ugly side of Donald Trump. They’ve also helped, inadvertently, to lay the groundwork for continued Republican control of Congress in 2018 and beyond. This should worry conservatives as well as liberals. The Republican Party is no longer the party of John McCain, Susan Collins...
  • Soccer players should copy NFL protest against racism, says Thuram

    10/01/2017 2:13:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 29, 2017 | Philip O'Connor
    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - European soccer players should copy American footballers by “taking a knee” during national anthems to protest against racism, former World Cup winner Lilian Thuram said on Friday. In a gesture initiated last season by then-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, several NFL players have routinely knelt on one knee during the playing of the American anthem. It is intended to call attention to what the protesting players see as a pattern of racism in the treatment of African-Americans by U.S. police. “I would love it if soccer players did it (took a knee),” Thuram told Reuters. ”I...
  • Green Bay Packers Asked Fans To Link Arms During National Anthem. Most Refused

    09/30/2017 6:01:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 29, 2017 | Joy Pullman, Managing editor
    Wisconsin’s Green Bay Packers, who have a deep history of fan support through good times and bad, asked fans to join them in linking arms during the national anthem at last night’s home game against the Chicago Bears. Most fans refused. While Packers and Bears players and coaches linked arms on the field, a plethora of little American flags popped up all over the stadium. Fans shouted “USA! USA!” while a large flag unfurled over the field. Local reports say some people even went farther in their displays of respect for the United States: In the concourse, some people removed...