WRITTEN BY: GEORGE LUJACK
MATTHEW 12:25 (NKJV):
“Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand.”
-Yeshua Messiah (Jesus Christ)
Thus far, during the course of the 2017 NFL football season, the NFL has permitted its players to take an unpatriotic political protest onto the football field. Under the oversight of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, players have been granted the “right” to take a knee during the national anthem to protest American injustice, of some undefined sort or another. These injustices would include ongoing institutional racism, police brutality against blacks, and other perceived “injustices” and “unfairnesses” imposed by the American government.
It is incomprehensible to think that working class Americans will ever empathize with multi-millionaire football players, many of whom are black and have been given great freedom and opportunity by the very flag, country, and anthem that they are defiantly protesting against. Men have died to give these players’ ancestors freedom from slavery, continued freedom to live in the most blessed country on Earth, and freedom to pursue their athletic endeavors to earn otherwise unattainable salaries that most people will only ever dream of.
The proper order of things for the NFL and any organization should be this: God, country, league, team, individual player. The NFL has it backwards on the anthem issue, catering first to the individual player (his feelings), then team, then league, then country, and lastly God. The NFL coddled an individual player, Colin Kaepernick, permitting him to take a knee in a political protest stand against his country, but Tim Tebow was run out of the league for taking a knee in reverence to God. The NFL is now pandering to all its players who wish to take a knee, but only for protesting the American anthem.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is an absolute disgrace who has hurt the NFL brand in ways Black Lives Matter and Colin Kaepernick could have only dreamed of. There are some well known truths that rational people around the world live by… You do not let the students run the classroom, the inmates run the prisons, the lunatics run the mental asylum, or the animals run the zoo. Roger Goodell should never have allowed the players to run the NFL. The NFL has a duty and a right to enforce codes of conduct, which they do, and these codes of conduct do not restrict them from compelling players to stand during the national anthem. Players do NOT have a Constitutional or workplace right to take a knee during the playing of the national anthem or conduct other acts of insubordination or unsportsmanlike conduct, against the country or against the NFL. NFL players are supposed to be professionals obeying league rules and protocols, but Goodell has lowered the standards. Goodell has allowed NFL players to take a knee during the national anthem, while not allowing NFL players many other forms of patriotic expression during their periods of employment on the field. This shows that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell either is left-leaning politically himself, and supports his players who are engaged in this anti-American stunt in protest of the Trump administration, or he is so weak willed that he is a mere panderer to racially oversensitive blacks in the NFL.
Letting this ingrate genie out of the bottle has no doubt been disastrous for the NFL in many yet unseen ways. It is naive to believe that NFL players, having been given the freedom to politically protest at their place of employment, would limit their protests to taking a knee on the sidelines during the national anthem. A disturbing report surfaced that the black players of the Oakland Raiders did not protect their white quarterback Derek Carr against the Washington Redskins on the Sunday night game of 09/24/2017, allowing him to be sacked numerous times, essentially “taking a knee” to send their QB a “message.” Derek Carr stood for the national anthem while the black players of his team did not.
The snowflakes in the NFL and in the rest of America are also willing to stand on foreign soil to embarrass the country of which they refuse to leave. Has it really come to this? The Left in America has made patriotism and standing for the national anthem a partisan issue? Is standing and placing one’s hand over one’s heart during the national anthem a “political statement” now, which in a compromise with not taking a knee, some NFL teams have decided to lock arms instead?
It seems that liberals are always trying to destroy America, whether they are in power politically through harmful legislation, or whether they are out of power by means of unpatriotic protest and disruptive anarchist behavior.
The following compilation of videos best explains the audacity of the NFL snowflakes and the incompetent mismanagement of them by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell…