The American Legion attacked the NFL for the over 200 players who took a knee on Sunday during the National Anthem.
Sunday was Gold Star Mothers Day.
President Trump declared Sunday Gold Star Mothers Day in an official statement on Saturday.
On Sunday over two hundred NFL players and staff knelt down in protest during the national anthem.
The American Legion was not happy with the NFL’s national anthem protests.
The American Legion Burnpit blog reported:
I looked around my Facebook this morning and it seemed like darn near 100 percent of people are boycotting the league, even people who I know are lifelong fans of a certain 5 time Super Bowl Champion team. They’re tired of seeing people making millions of dollars taking a knee during our national anthem when we still have men and women fighting overseas. I’ll admit I still watch Football, but I won’t watch ESPN anymore because on the rare occasion they discuss sports they usually have hot takes that make no sense and seem to have been made for just drawing attention.
Let me start with one thing that I keep reading which is inarguably false. The protest of the National Anthem has absolutely nothing to do with the First Amendment. “Congress shall make no law….abridging the Freedom of Speech.” People kneeling has nothing to do with that, as Congress has taken no position on it. If anything it is employer/employee law. “Free Speech” seems to be a catchall nowadays, but that really isn’t what this is. The players kneeling are doing it to draw attention to an issue that they think is underappreciated. You turning the TV off is your right. And it’s a right that hundreds and thousands are engaging in…
…To be honest, it wasn’t so much the protest yesterday that bothered me, it was the fact that it happened on Gold Star Mothers Day.
Each year I visit the grave of a young man from Lovettsville, Virginia named Stephan. Here’s a video that talks about the last minutes of his life. It’s long, but stick with it, and hear about Stephan Mace. (Fast forward to 6 minutes 10 seconds if you are short on time.)