Sep 22, 2016

Marine Vet Scalds NFL Commish For Allowing Player Disrespect Of Anthem

Common Sense Commentary: The National Football League Commissioner's cowardess, to discipline one League player when he insulted the nation by refusing to stand for the National Anthem, resulted in other players showing the same hatred for our country and has now spread to high school football teams.  It is the same old story of leadership dereliction of duty and neglect of responsibility leading to rampant, out of control rebellion  against law and order. If illegal drug abuse had been stomped out at its beginning with heavy fines and incarceration, for the renegades, when it would have helped, we wouldn't have the trillion dollar cost, millions of hopeless addicts, our courts bogged down, and prisons overloaded with the resulting criminal element which feeds on it, today. Those old fashioned, self evident axioms my parents and grandparents anointed such problems with, had Common Sense meaning. Such miraculous remedies as "A stitch in time saves nine" and "Nip it in the bud" worked to bring our nation to the mountain-top of success and greatness our country enjoyed for 250 years. Our country is now in the age of compromise, dysfunction and national decay run into the ground by the likes of Jimmy Carter, Bush #1, Bill Clinton, Obama, Hillary, the NFL Commissioner et al. RB

Here is Marine Col. Jeffrey Powers letter to the NFL Commish.
I've been a season pass holder at Yankee Stadium, Yale Bowl and Giants Stadium. I missed a season because I was with a battalion of Marines in Desert Storm.
  14 of my wonderful Marines returned home with the American    Flag draped across their lifeless bodies. My last conversation with    one of them, Sgt Garrett Mongrella, was about how our Giants  were going to the Super Bowl. He never got to see it.

Many friends, Marines, and Special Forces Soldiers who worked with or for me through the years returned home with the American Flag draped over their coffins.

Now I watch multi-millionaire athletes who never did anything in their lives but play a game, disrespect what brave Americans fought and died for. They are essentially spitting in the faces and on the graves of real men, men who have actually done something for this country beside playing with a ball and believing they are something special! They are not! My Marines and Soldiers were!

You are complicit in this!

You fine players for large and small infractions but you lack the moral courage and respect for our nation and the 
fallen to put an immediate stop to this. Yes, I know, it's their 1st Amendment right to behave in such a despicable manner. What would happen if they came out and disrespected you or the refs publicly?
I observed a player getting a personal foul for twerking in the end zone after scoring. I guess that is much worse than disrespecting the flag and our National Anthem. Hmmmmm, isn't it his 1st Amendment right to express
himself like an idiot in the end zone?

Why is taunting not allowed yet taunting America is OK? You fine players for wearing 9-11 commemorative shoes yet you allow scum on the sidelines to sit, kneel or pump their pathetic fists in the air. They are so deprived with their multi-million dollar contracts for playing a freaking game! You condone it all by your refusal to act. You are just as bad and disgusting as they are. I hope Americans boycott any sponsor who supports that rabble you
call the NFL. I hope they turn off the TV when any team that allowed this disrespect to occur, without consequence, on the sidelines. I applaud those who have not.

Legends and heroes do NOT wear shoulder pads. They wear body armor and carry rifles.

They make minimum wage and spend months and years away from their families. They don't do it for an hour on Sunday. They do it 24/7 often with lead, not footballs, coming in their direction. They watch their brothers carted
off in pieces not on a gurney to get their knee iced. They don't even have ice! Many don't have legs or arms.
Some wear blue and risk their lives daily on the streets of America. They wear fire helmets and go upstairs into the fire rather than down to safety.  On 9-11, hundreds vanished. They are the heroes.

I hope that your high paid protesting pretty boys and you look in that mirror when you shave tomorrow and see what you really are, legends in your own minds. You need to hit the road and take those worms with you!

Time to change the channel.

Col Jeffrey A Powers USMC (Ret)
Vista, California

1 comment:

Rex Blair said...

Semper Fi to the flag for what it stands for.
Take the high road and stand for what we should be, hope to be and try to be.
It beats kneeling in the trough of self righteousness in a public forum to make headlines.