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NFL players who are idiots and our national anthem

T. Jensen Lacey - Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Hello, readers,

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 were again at war with England. Key had gone to the British to try and get a friend of his released. He was successful in negotiating his friend’s freedom—but also had stumbled upon the Brit’s plan to attack Fort McHenry in Baltimore. As a result, he was held against his will, put into the hold of a vessel and watched as the Brits attacked. 

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 straining his eyes in the darkness, trying to see through the fray whether our flag was still standing. And, as the song’s lines say, “through the rocket’s red glare” and “the bombs bursting in air,” he saw that our flag still waved over the fort.

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.


Comments
Pheonix commented on 14-Sep-2018 09:49 AM
They are very wrong for kneeling during the national anthem. They should stand up and be real men.
timothy pitts commented on 14-Sep-2018 10:59 AM
i didn't really pay no attenion to how bad it really was, but now i know the true meaning for the nationail anthem, i think its wrong to do

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