It's been about a month since I posted a blog! I've been super-busy ghost-writing for someone and just finished that project TODAY. So now I have time to write for YOU.
Perhaps I will offend some of you by what I'm about to write here. I find it a disturbing trend in our nation, however, and feel moved to protest THIS protest, myself.
It's about some of our professional football and other players who are acting like idiots and, during the playing of our National Anthem, have either refused to stand at attention or stayed in the locker room or even worse, ignored the playing/singing of it, doing stretches during the singing of our nation's song.
While I agree that everyone has the right to protest something, I wonder if ANY of these idiots even knows the history behind the National Anthem. Here, in a nutshell, it is:
Our National Anthem—the one written by Francis Scott Key—was not written during the Revolutionary War, but sometime later. It was during the War of 1812, and we
Every soldier knows that at the conclusion of any battle, the flag of the vanquished is taken down and the flag of the victorious, put up in its place. During the night, Key was
Key wrote his famous lines, took his words and set them to a popular song from the 1770s, written by John Stafford Smith. The rest, as they say, is history.
Incidentally, the flag that flew over Fort McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore is now on display in the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC.
Because of a friend’s dedication, and Key's resulting incarceration, we have our national anthem.
And now, I want to tell you why I think these people "protesting" are idiots. (1) They're using their position as a celebrity in our society, and kids will model this behavior; (2) Most people are not exactly sure WHAT these people are protesting. (3) They are idiots for DISRESPECTING our FLAG, the symbol for ALL OF US.
I have a suggestion for these misguided, uninformed idiots: DON'T TAKE AMERICAN CURRENCY for playing! That would be hypocritical! Even better, LEAVE THE U.S. and go where you think things will be BETTER FOR YOU. See if you can make upwards of 150 MILLION and disrespect THAT country.
Until next time.