Sunday, September 24, 2017

NBA And NFL Owners And Players Owe Service Members And Gold Star Mothers An Apology

We, American citizens who are retired and active duty service members, express our outrage that the NBA and NFL  permit players to not stand for the Star Spangled Banner and disrespect the men and women—black and white—who made sacrifices in service to our nation. They should apologize to service members and the Gold Star Mothers whose sons and daughters made the ultimate sacrifice.
Below are images which depict why we stand for the Star Spangled Banner.
Sports teams make billions of dollars and the black people who engage in the despicable conduct of taking a knee during the playing of the Star Spangle Banner are paid millions of dollars to play sports by their fans—black and white.
Yet, they have the gall to disrespect the very nation that made their opportunities possible and expend trillions of taxpayer money to help poor people.
Since the War on Poverty began under President Lyndon Johnson, it has cost $22 trillion—three times more than what the government has spent on all wars in American history. It hasn't led to a drop in the poverty rate, which remains close to the same level it was when the War on Poverty began. Click here for more details.
Black protestors claim they are protesting racism and “inequality.” Yet, they support the Democratic Party that is responsible for the deplorable conditions in black neighborhoods against which they are protesting. 

As author Michael Scheuer wrote, the Democratic Party is the party of the four S’s: slavery, secession, segregation and now socialism. Democrats have run black communities for over 50 years and the socialist policies of Democrats have ruined those communities.
It is the Democratic Party, not our nation, which should be held accountable for black grievances.
What other nation has torn itself apart, pitted white brother against white brother in a Civil War to free black people from slavery?
In the Civil War, over 600,000 white Republicans gave their lives to free blacks from slavery. After the Civil War, the Democratic Party fought to deny black civil rights enshrined in our Constitution and guaranteed in legislation by Republicans.  Democrats also started the Ku Klux Klan that became the terrorist arm of the Democratic Party and launched a reign of terror against Republicans—black and white—to keep blacks in virtual slavery. The Klan killed over 3,000 Republicans, 1,000 of them white.
Our country deserves respect for it's sacrifices for black freedom and equality, not condemnation.