The controversy over President Trump’s remarks about NFL players not standing for the US flag during the singing of the national anthem, is not going to go away anytime soon.
Players, teams and the league, all came out in unison to protest the president’s “son of a bitch’ remark about players who kneel during the singing of the Star Spangled Banner.
During a campaign rally in Alabama last Friday, the president said the following:
“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, say, ‘Get that son of a b—- off the field right now. ‘Out, you’re fired!’ Total disrespect of our heritage, a total disrespect of everything that we stand for.” – President Donald Trump
The feeble trend to kneel during the national anthem was started by former NFL Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who all-but converted into a black militant, Black Lives Matter supporter that speaks out against “racial injustice” and “Islamaphobia.”
Here is just one of Kaepernick’s Instagram post supporting Black Panther violence:
Trump recently said that his remarks were not race-driven, but rather a call for support and respect for the flag.
This highly politicized issue has now hit the campaign trail, as politicians around the country are beginning to openly state their opinions about the president’s remarks.
In Florida, Trump supporter Attorney General Pam Bondi is term-limited out of office, leaving her job up for grabs in the 2018 mid-term election.
Two of the Republicans looking to replace Bondi, former Judge Ashley Moody and state Rep. Jay Fant, have both weighed in on the practice of kneeling during the national anthem.
Fant simply stated on his Facebook page that “during our anthem, you stand,” while Moody when a bit further, stating in an email to the Shark Tank that standing during the singing of the national anthem was about national unity and honoring those who have sacrificed all to protect and preserve the American way of life.
“I stand for the national anthem – always have and always will. I believe everyone should stand during the national anthem.
Taking issue with players who don’t stand for the anthem isn’t about whether or not they have the constitutional right to do so – because of course they do. It isn’t even about whether or not their reasons for kneeling are valid. It’s about the national anthem being something that brings us all together, unifies our nation, and honors the sacrifice of so many, present and past, who gave so much in defense of our nation” – Ashley Moody
Regardless of political affiliation, honoring the sacrifices made in defense of he US by standing in support of the flag, is always a winning issue at the ballot box.