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American Legion And VFW Team Up To BLAST Crybaby “Oppressed” NFL Millionaires

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Two organizations, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and The American Legion, are openly criticizing National Football League (NFL) players for protesting the American flag by kneeling during the national anthem.

NFL players making use of sports events to disrespect the American flag is unacceptable, VFW’s national commander Keith Harman, a Vietnam combat veteran, said in a statement Monday.

A total of 28 NFL teams, which include approximately 250 players, engaged in protests during flag ceremonies, following tweets from President Donald Trump on Saturday blasting players who have chosen not to stand for the national anthem.

“There is a time and place for civil debate, and wearing team jerseys and using sporting events to disrespect our country doesn’t wash with millions of military veterans who have and continue to wear real uniforms on real battlefields around the globe,” Harman said.

He praised former Army Ranger Alejandro Villanueva, offensive tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers, for taking to the field on Sunday while the rest of the Steelers’ team stayed behind in the locker during the ceremonies. Before signing up with the NFL in 2014, Villanueva served three tours of duty in Afghanistan.

American Legion National Commander Denise H. Rohan joined VFW in attacking the NFL players who knelt during the national anthem as “misguided and ungrateful.”

“The American Legion is one of the original architects of the U.S. Flag Code,” Rohan said. “That code was produced by 69 patriotic, fraternal, civic and military organizations in 1923. It included members of all political parties, big labor, industry and minorities.”

“The code calls on all present to stand at attention while the anthem is played. It wasn’t political when it was written, and it shouldn’t be political today,” Rohan added.

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    September 27, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart

    Unfortunately we live in a superficial world where people do judge on appearance–We need to be very careful because outward appearance can be very deceptive

    Any ordinary man can create war–it takes an extraordinary man to create peace. although our country needs a military–more importantly our country needs a diplomatic arm. WHY DID TRUMP CUT FUNDS TO OUR STATE DEPT.
    The Trump administration has submitted a budget that would sharply cut funding for diplomacy and development, leading critics to warn that the move will reduce US standing and influence around the globe.
    Funding for the State Department and US Agency for International Development would drop by about 32%, with broad cuts to programs focused on security, economic growth, humanitarian aid and disaster response, as well as in contributions to international organizations like the UN. IF YOU WANT TO UNDERSTAND A PERSON LIKE KIM JONG UN–STUDY TRUMPS MIND BECAUSE THEY ARE VERY MUCH ALIKE. BOTH THINK BEING STRONG IS USING FEAR AND INTIMIDATION TO TRY TO CONTROL OTHERS. trump did this to his political opponents here in the US–now he is using it with a foreign opponent who is just as immature and irrational as he is and not very likely to be controlled by trumps rhetoric.

    What is more disrespectful to our country–Sports figures who peacefully protest social injustice or trump who has attempted to demean the democracy our our country–the constitutional rights of our people-Donald Trump ran on a platform of relentless, thoroughgoing rejection of the Constitution itself, and its underlying principle of democratic self-government and individual rights. True, he never endorsed quartering of troops in private homes in time of peace, but aside from that there is hardly a provision of the Bill of Rights or later amendments he did not explicitly promise to override, from First Amendment freedom of the press and of religion to Fourth Amendment freedom from “unreasonable searches and seizures” to Sixth Amendment right to counsel to Fourteenth Amendment birthright citizenship and Equal Protection and Fifteenth Amendment voting rights.–the moral of this story is there is reason we have been told not to judge by outer appearance. Those sports players may not stand to the anthem however, what they are doing is promoting the values of our constitution. trump on the other hand–may stand, put his hand over his heart and put on a show that he is patriotic all the while trying to trash all the things that made our country the greatest country in the world–he prefers the values of a country like russia where the ppl have no rights where he can dictate and lie to deceive the ppl and not have anyone question him. Everything that he is accusing others of– is exactly what he himself is guilty of and he will never be able to rid himself of this by trying to project it outside himself.

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