NFL players disrespectful taking a knee during National Anthem


opsspec1991

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A close friend asked an important question that others might be confused about as well.

"Serious Question - Why are we suppose to hold our right hand over our hearts during the national anthem?

"I know that standing is a sign of respect, but why should we cover our hearts? Is the right hand of significance too?

"I have always done so, but never knew why."

Answer:

The right hand historically represents one's authority. An example in Scripture is found in Hebrews 1:3. Speaking of Jesus, the Son, we are told that when He had finished [redemption] He sat down at the Right Hand of the Father. He took up His rightful place exercising His inherited authority from the Father--Elohim. Even in Islam, as a greeting, show of respect, and gesture of peace, one places his right hand over his heart. And for warriors, the empty hand raised was a gesture that no weapon was in the hand and no hostile action intended. It is also a gesture of respect among warriors--and always with the right hand. This is from ancient history and has been practiced continuously from antiquity until this day. It is now defined in law as protocol for the rendering of honors when the colors are presented, passing, during the playing of the national anthem, and the playing of Taps. Service members in uniform are to render the military hand salute at these times. All others [civilians and service members not in uniform] including football players, are to stand silently in an equivalent posture to the military's position of "attention" while placing their right hand [demonstrating submission to senior authority (as ordained by God and State)] openly placed over the heart. Make sense? Most people don't know the whys? I am glad you asked. Thanks.
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By: Terry Michael Hestilow, Capt. US Army Ret.
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opsspec1991

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Here’s How Much Money the NFL Rakes in From Taxpayers
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By: Jarrett Stepman
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The National Football League is now plunged into politics as players throughout the sport kneel for the national anthem and President Donald Trump continues to rebuke them publicly.
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Undoubtedly, the situation has left many fans and non-fans of the league conflicted or angry.
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This fiasco may, however, open the eyes of the public to a serious and generally unchecked issue: billionaire NFL owners sponging enormous amounts of money from taxpayers through crony capitalist schemes.
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The fact is that a business that raked in $14 billion in revenue in 2016 is heavily subsidized by local, state, and federal money based on dubious claims about stimulating the economy.
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The problem is rampant.
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One report on Watchdog.org said that over the past two decades, the NFL has raked in about $7 billion of taxpayer money to spend on stadium renovation and building.
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Another study from the Brookings Institution showed that federal taxpayers have subsidized the construction of 36 stadiums at a cost of over $3.2 billion since 2000.
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Michael Sargent, an infrastructure expert at The Heritage Foundation, wrote about how sports teams use specially crafted tax breaks to get the public to finance their massive projects.
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“Tax-exempt municipal bonds are typically reserved for public-use projects such as bridges, water systems, and other infrastructure,” Sargent wrote for The Daily Signal. “Yet because of a loophole in the tax code, private-use stadiums can take advantage of this tax break, and have done so prolifically.”
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In fact, only a handful of NFL and other major league teams use privately-financed venues to host their games.
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It would seem after sinking enormous investments into sports franchises, cities would reap serious financial benefits in return.
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But this isn’t the case at all.
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Research from George Mason University has shown that not only do communities gain almost no economic benefits from subsidized sports teams, but some findings “indicate harmful effects of sports on per capita income, wage and salary disbursements, and wages per job.”
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Recently released polls show national anthem protests are deeply unpopular with the American people, but polls also show that the taxpayer funding of sports is also widely disliked.
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When likely voters in Nevada were asked if they favored or opposed using $500 million in taxpayer dollars to fund a stadium for the Oakland Raiders to move to Las Vegas, they overwhelmingly said “no.”
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According to the KTNV-TV 13 Action News/Rasmussen Reports poll, 60 percent of Nevada voters opposed the funding, and only 28 percent supported it.
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Given the massive discontent over national anthem kneeling and rampant politicization of the once unifying sport of football, perhaps now Americans will turn a more skeptical eye toward how their sports teams rely on public money and actually do something about it.
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There are some in Congress who have taken notice.
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“In America, if you want to play sports, you’re free to do so. If you want to protest, you’re free to do so,” Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., said in a Tuesday speech, according to The Washington Post. “But you should do so on your own time and on your own dime.”
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Recent bipartisan legislation on Capitol Hill aimed to strip federal funding from sports teams. A bill sponsored by Sens. James Lankford, R-Okla., and Cory Booker, D-N.J., would prevent teams from using municipal bonds that are exempt from federal taxes.
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Rep. Steve Russell, R-Okla., introduced a similar bill in the House.
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Lankford said in a statement in June:
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The federal government is responsible for a lot of important functions, but financing sports stadiums for multimillion—sometimes billion—dollar franchises is definitely not one of them. Using billions of federal taxpayer dollars for the subsidization of private stadiums when we have real infrastructure needs in our country is not a good way to prioritize a limited amount of funds.
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This movement has picked up steam in recent weeks, according to Kerry Picket of The Daily Caller.
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On Tuesday, Gaetz became the lead sponsor of legislation that would end the tax-exempt status of professional sports leagues.
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NFL and other sports teams have a deep financial interest in getting taxpayers to pay their bills, so it will take a widespread concerted effort on the part of the public to end this gravy train.
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Since NFL billionaire owners have gone out of their way to accommodate millionaire players in standing down for the national anthem, perhaps taxpaying Americans should start withholding money from the privileged and let them all stand on their own two feet.
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Now may be the perfect time to finally do it.
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Read More: Here?s How Much Money the NFL Rakes in From Taxpayers
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The power of the purse, just might give them a reason to require that the NFL rules be adhered to.
 

opsspec1991

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MAJOR Sponsor Drops NFL After Disrespectful Protests
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This past weekend, over 200 NFL players kneeled for the national anthem before their games to protest racial inequality after President Donald Trump slammed players who disrespect our great nation in this way. Days later, the fallout from this disrespect for our nation is hitting the NFL in a huge way.
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The Gateway Pundit reported that Allan Jones, CEO of Hardwick Clothing and Check Into Cash payday loan company, just announced that he will no longer be sponsoring the wardrobes and advertising on the NFL due to the protests. His company is the oldest suit maker in the United States.
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Jones reportedly chose to pull his advertising after seeing players on the Tennessee Titans kneel during the national anthem.
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“Effective immediately, please remove all commercials for Check into Cash, Buy Here Pay Here USA, or U.S. Money Shops from airing during NFL games this entire season,” Jones said. “Our companies will not condone in any form the unpatriotic behavior demonstrated by the NFL.”
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Jones continued:
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“For the 29 states we operate in, this isn’t much for them, but it’s a lot for us. The Tombras group is our ad agency in Knoxville and our national media buyer for both TV and Radio. . . and don’t look for Hardwick on the NFL either.
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“When I see Colin Kaepernick lecturing the “oppressed” wearing a Fidel Castro T-shirt you realize the hypocrisy to this stupidity. I love America. They have the right to protest and I have the right to turn off the channel and place our ads elsewhere. The next time someone ask the public to finance a stadium this will have a very long term effect. These guys should really be the lead plaintiffs in the head injury cases-that’s the only jury that will find sympathy!
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“If you will research why Francis Scott Key wrote the Star Spangled Banner you will realize why I am upset about these NFL players protesting. They don’t even know what it is they are protesting.
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“The flag was still standing. 200 English ships tried to take it down. They kept it up all night and it could only be seen when the bombs were bursting in the air. So many patriots gave their lives to keep the flag up – and now to have people protesting who don’t have a clue about any of this bothers me.
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“Please research Key’s motivation for writing his famous song and you will see why I’m upset that the protesters don’t have a clue.
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“Our companies will not condone unpatriotic behavior!
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“TAKING A STAND… NOT A KNEE!”
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It’s starting; the power of the purse just might take effect and cause the NFL to reconsider their position on what the players should do during the National Anthem, which by their own rules, have certain requirements.
 

corneileous

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opsspec1991

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There's a bigger picture most people aren't understanding about this whole kneeling thing. The goal of the globalists is the dismantling of our American heritage, and thereby the distruction of our identity as a nation. Removing historical statues is the beginning. Removing the flag and the anthem is next. Ultimately the goal is to remove the constitution. If we keep giving in and continue to accept the dismantling of our culture and the removal of our heritage, then we become what the globalists want... A 3rd world country prime for socialist control. This tactic isn't new. It has been their game plan for a long time. There are many writings explaining this movement. We are seeing it unfold before our eyes. It's deeper than what you see on the surface.
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No matter how tired you are of listening to the back and forth about the flag and our anthem, you mustn't grow weary. Don't allow yourself to get to the point where you say 'Just stop playing the anthem at sporting events' so we can get back to football. Just letting sh!t go is why we're here in the first place.
 

opsspec1991

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It might be useful for the NFL players need to reevaluate their statements that the police are killing blacks at a larger percentage than all others.
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SR9

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As one black lady so aptly put it this morning on the news, I stand for the flag and kneel only to GOD. "Nough said"
 

XD40scinNC

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There's a bigger picture most people aren't understanding about this whole kneeling thing. The goal of the globalists is the dismantling of our American heritage, and thereby the distruction of our identity as a nation. Removing historical statues is the beginning. Removing the flag and the anthem is next. Ultimately the goal is to remove the constitution. If we keep giving in and continue to accept the dismantling of our culture and the removal of our heritage, then we become what the globalists want... A 3rd world country prime for socialist control. This tactic isn't new. It has been their game plan for a long time. There are many writings explaining this movement. We are seeing it unfold before our eyes. It's deeper than what you see on the surface.
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No matter how tired you are of listening to the back and forth about the flag and our anthem, you mustn't grow weary. Don't allow yourself to get to the point where you say 'Just stop playing the anthem at sporting events' so we can get back to football. Just letting sh!t go is why we're here in the first place.

You just go merrily along, completely oblivious to the fact that you posted a fake picture and were busted for doing so. Have you no standards or ethics?

Then follow it up by trying to completely change the subject from disrespect for the anthem to BLM.
 

opsspec1991

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You can call and give your opinion on how you feel about the NFL disrespecting this country.

1 (800) 342-5283

This is the number to Anheuser-Busch. They want to know how you feel about NFL players kneeling during the anthem and if they should continue supporting the NFL through advertisement dollars with a quick push button survey. Let them know what you think. Call during business hours it's an automated system and asks if are calling about the
NFL. .Press 1 and then leave your message.
 

opsspec1991

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XD, Wasn’t trying to change the subject, just showing that their BS that the police shoot and kill more blacks than other statistics. Sorry that you are to dim to get the connection.
 

XD40scinNC

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XD, Wasn’t trying to change the subject, just showing that their BS that the police shoot and kill more blacks than other statistics. Sorry that you are to dim to get the connection.

And yet you still have not acknowledged, apologized or admitted you were duped by a photo shopped image because you found it useful to further demonstrate your bias. Did you really think that was a factual picture you posted, or did you just not give a damn?

OBTW, did you notice that you can clearly see at least 6 sprinkler heads in that picture.
 

opsspec1991

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And yet you still have not acknowledged, apologized or admitted you were duped by a photo shopped image because you found it useful to further demonstrate your bias. Did you really think that was a factual picture you posted, or did you just not give a damn?

OBTW, did you notice that you can clearly see at least 6 sprinkler heads in that picture.

Who do you think you are the Pope, to demand an apology, don't hold your breath.
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OBTW, a ceiling sprinkler head requires a certain level of heat until they release the water and this small fire coming from the flag sure doesn't look like it's generated that amount of heat.
 

opsspec1991

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What do you think UPS would do to their drivers when in their uniform and being paid stopped during their routes and took a knee to protest? Since its most likely that actions like that are against the UPS job rules, I would guess that, the consequences for those actions by the UPS drivers would be looking for a new job.
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The same consequences should go for all of these NFL players; they are paid performers on the job wearing another kind of uniform.
 

opsspec1991

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National Anthem Protesters: Here Are the Facts About Police Shootings
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By: Larry Elder
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Where was the angry left when Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg called the national anthem protests “dumb and disrespectful”?
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Let’s focus on the “dumb” part.
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NFL player Colin Kaepernick, who started the protests, did so over the supposed widespread instances of police brutality against blacks. Kaepernick said, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. … There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.” According to the Centers for Disease Control, since 1968 police killings of blacks have declined nearly 75 percent. According to The Washington Post, almost 500 whites were killed by cops in 2015, an average of more than one a day. Two hundred fifty-nine blacks were killed by the police. Most suspects killed by police had a weapon.
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Now for some perspective.
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Do you know anyone who has been struck by lightning? Neither do most people. Yet each year an average of about 300 Americans are killed or injured by lightning. That’s approximately 40 more than the number of blacks killed by the police in 2015. Is there an “epidemic” of Americans being struck and injured by lightning? We don’t know the number of black men injured by lightning every year, but let’s assume the number is 7 percent of the total people struck by lightning, mirroring the percentage of the black male population in America. That brings the average number of black men injured by lightning to about 21.
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Out of the 965 people killed by the police in 2015 (as of Dec. 24), the Post reported (on Dec. 26) that “less than 4 percent” involved an unarmed black man and a white cop, the fact pattern most commonly referred to by anti-police activists like Black Lives Matter. Last year, The Washington Post put the number of unarmed black men killed by the police at 17, less than the number of blacks likely struck by lightning. Twenty-two unarmed whites were killed by the police. Any death that results from police misconduct is one death too many, but the point is that police killing of a suspect is rare, no matter the race of the suspect or the cop. And a police shooting of an unarmed black male is still more rare.
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But blacks are routinely and disproportionately being stopped, pulled over and/or arrested due to police misconduct, right?
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No, not according to numerous studies, many by the government. Take traffic stops. In 2013, the National Institute of Justice, the research and evaluation agency of the Department of Justice, published a study of whether the police, as a result of racial bias, stop blacks more than other drivers. The conclusion? Any racial disparity in traffic stops is due to “differences in offending” in addition to “differences in exposure to the police” and “differences in driving patterns.”
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According to Philippe Lemoine, writing in National Review, a white person is, on average, more likely to have interactions with the police in any year than a black person, 20.7 percent vs. 17.5 percent. It is true that a black person is more likely to have multiple contacts with the police. But according to the data, multiple contacts with the police are rare, as well. Lemoine writes that 1.2 percent of white men have more than three contacts with the police in a year versus 1.5 percent of black men.
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But what about the experience of a black person with the police versus that of a white person? The DOJ’s Bureau of Justice Statistics regularly studies this, too. Every year, the BJS surveys a representative sample of 70,000 people. Among the questions, the survey asks whether respondents had contact with the police in the last 12 months. If the answer is “yes,” the survey asks a number of follow-up questions, including about use of force.
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Let’s concentrate on cases involving use of force.
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Lemoine writes: “Only 0.6 percent of black men experience physical force by the police in any given year, while approximately 0.2 percent of white men do. … Moreover, keep in mind that these tallies of police violence include violence that is legally justified.” And keep in mind the much higher levels of crime by mostly black males. It is estimated that half of all homicides are committed by, and mostly against, black males.
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In 1995, the federal government looked at 42,500 defendants in the nation’s 75 largest counties. A government statistician, Patrick A. Langan, found “no evidence that, in the places where blacks in the United States have most of their contacts with the justice system, that system treats them more harshly than whites.” So much for the so-called “institutional racism” in the criminal justice system.
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Recently, in Illinois, in a kids’ 8-and-under football league, the entire team, which appeared to be all black, including the coach, took a knee during the national anthem. Asked why, one third-grade player parroted Kaepernick, saying, according to the coach, “Because black people are getting killed, and nobody’s going to jail.”
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Facts don’t matter. The coach, presented with a teachable moment, fumbled it away.
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Read More: National Anthem Protesters: Here Are the Facts About Police Shootings – Black Community News
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Liberals always hate it when you hit them with the facts, don’t they. This whole kneeing thing was a sham from the beginning with Colin Kaepernick and would have died on the vine, but Trump opened his pie hole and called all of these players SOB’s and opened a new can of worms. He should have just kept his opinion to himself and it would have gone away because the NFL is more concerned about money and it would have gone away because of the money angle.
 

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