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NFL Refuses To Ban Kneeling, But Here’s Everything They’re Banning Instead

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The National Football League found themselves embroiled in controversy just last year when anthem kneeling became a staple of almost every game. They lost many viewers as well as players as a result of the controversy. To this day the issue is still discussed within the National Football League as well as in the media. The president spoke it even more recently. While the National Football League has made it clear they do not intend on banning the anthem kneeling, they are however undertaking other bans that are very suspect in comparison. Bans that are infuriating people. See what they are.

Conservative Tribute reported,

“During the height of the national anthem protest controversy last autumn, statements like this one from Suzanne Nossel in The Washington Post were very much en vogue: “The threat to free-speech rights from the White House is unmistakable. If NFL owners do as the president asks, no matter what justification they give, the bedrock principle that the government cannot abridge the free-speech rights of individuals will have been breached.” Apparently, NFL players have an unalienable right to absolute freedom of speech in the workplace. It seems that no player can face reproach for offending the fans — the ones who pay their salaries, in case we’d all forgotten — lest we violate the Eleventy-Sixth Amendment: “The right of a well-remunerated group of athletes to kneel during the national anthem in protest of some formless goal, being necessary for something that Max Kellerman and Stephen A. Smith can pontificate about for nigh on 15 minutes every Monday morning, shall not be abridged.”

But that freedom of speech only applies to kneeling for the national anthem. Players who take a stand on the field on any other controversial (or not so controversial) topic are on their own. No cause célèbre. No op-eds in their defense. No implications that those who oppose what they’re doing are secretly bigots. Nothing. If you don’t believe me, believe Robert Jackson of Melbourne, Florida. He’s the writer behind a letter to the editor that’s going viral on social media as another NFL season approaches:

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Now, let’s go through this point-by-point: “In 2012 the NFL had an issue with Tim Tebow kneeling for each game to pray; they also had an issue with Tebow wearing the phrase John 3:16 as part of his blackout to avoid glare, and made him take it off.” This is only half true; the NFL has never had a problem with Tebow (or anyone else) kneeling in prayer before a game. The rest of it is actually factual, however.

As you’ll see a few times during this list, the NFL rather jealously guards against the slightest deviation from its uniform policy, even when the policy involves free speech. This is a long-standing NFL rule — one where the enforcement didn’t generate much controversy, in spite of the fact that it involved Mr. Tebow expressing his religious beliefs. Even without the rule, it’s worth noting that the NFL and the media always seemed to view Tebow’s expression of his religious beliefs with a warier eye than they have with anthem protesters, something that will be important to remember for later. “In 2013 the NFL fined Brandon Marshall for wearing green cleats to raise awareness for people with mental health disorders.” Again, true. Marshall, then a wide receiver with the Bears, has been very public about his battle with a personality disorder and wanted to do something to draw attention to Mental Health Awareness Week. This should have been the most uncontroversial thing in the world, but enforcing corporate conformity to the uniform code is apparently more important than doing the same thing for the national anthem. At least we can take solace in the fact that the $10,500 fine Marshall received made his cause that much more visible, but this is still an example of the NFL not really caring about “free speech.”

“In 2015 Robert Griffin III (RG3) entered a post-game press conference wearing a shirt that said “Know Jesus Know Peace” but was forced to turn it inside out by an NFL uniform inspector before speaking at the podium.” Again, true. This was because (it was said) the shirt wasn’t a Nike product. The antipathy toward free expression of religion is one particularly appalling strain in the NFL’s policies, but it’s a private organization and that’s its right. If this were enforced across the board it would be fine, but apparently, people’s religious beliefs aren’t as sacrosanct as the ability to disrespect the anthem, the flag and those who have sacrificed for what both represent. DeAngelo Williams fined in 2015: Again, true. Bringing attention to the fight against grave illness is another thing less important than the right to disrespect the anthem. Nice work. William Gay fined for bringing attention to domestic violence? I know this will shock you, but this is again true. On the other hand, the NFL already does a really good job at bringing attention to domestic violence.”

While the National Football League has ardently made regulations and bans regarding certain issues they have allowed anthem kneeling to continue to go untouched. Something that would indicate tacit approval, since they have not said anything about it. Football, much like baseball, has been an American cultural hallmark that has brought people from every walk of life together. However, these anthem kneeling controversies are destroying that cultural coming together. Instead, it has caused massive divisions and even led to people not watching anymore. If the National Football League were interested in preserving this cultural coming together they would speak out against anthem kneeling and made a press release statement that vociferously makes their intentions clear. Yet time and time again they have failed to do that which means they have failed to do their job.

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White House Guests KNEEL During National Anthem, Trump Makes Them Immediately Regret It

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The Marine Corp band in their bright red uniforms were on the south balcony of the White House on a bright, sunny Tuesday in Washington, DC. The Army Chorus sang, beginning the event with ‘America the Beautiful’ and concluded with ‘God Bless America’. At least two people who were guests at President Trump’s Celebration of America event yesterday knelt, showing exactly why so many Americans are ticked over the National Anthem controversy.

The event replaced a celebration at the White House in honor of the Super Bowl win for the Philadelphia Eagles. These two disrespectful idiots took a knee as the “Star Spangled Banner” rang out across the South Lawn of the White House. Simply disgraceful. These aren’t social justice warriors… these are unpatriotic jerks.

A video was posted to Twitter by a reporter for SVT, the Swedish national public TV broadcaster. It shows a man, wearing a light blue button down, kneeling as the National Anthem played, before clapping and ultimately coming to his feet after the song finished. I guess he thought that was his five minutes of fame or something.

What it really amounted to was making a fool out of himself internationally. President Trump showcases all of these liberal dimwits for what they are… America-hating, radical leftists who are far more interested in hating our brave police officers and our country than they are in respecting America and taking national pride in their country and President.

When President Trump took the podium, he blew his audience away with his love for our country, military, police, flag and the National Anthem. He made every single person who disrespects them like this look like the small, craven liberals that they really are. The man, who did not identify himself, left the event immediately after the United States Marine Band performed the anthem, according to a news anchor for TV2 Denmark. Gee, crawling away with his tail between his legs like the lowly cur he his. Guess he couldn’t stand patriotism after he showed how much he hates his own country.

There was a second man who was pictured kneeling as well. That was posted to Twitter by a CNN White House producer. He was wearing a light blue checkered shirt and had a little American flag. This guy was right up front. He was also apparently the same person who reportedly heckled Trump. That guy was roundly booed by everyone around him. CNN’s analyst April Ryan posted false news on Twitter yesterday claiming people were booing Trump when it was the heckler they went after. She eventually retracted what she said after her own colleagues called her out on the lie. “Stop hiding behind the armed services and the National Anthem,” the guy yelled to a chorus of boos, according to the Daily Mail. “Let’s hear it for the Eagles.” “Go home,” one person shouted at the heckler.

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The President didn’t engage the heckler, but looked in his direction and pursed his lips. He looked like he wanted to smack him. Right there with ya.

President Trump disinvited the Philadelphia Eagles to the White House after they at first said they had more than 70 players coming to the People’s House to celebrate. By this week, that number had dropped to less than ten and then to only one player. They kept trying to change the date to one where President Trump would be out of the country. I don’t blame the President in the least for canceling the visit. That was totally appropriate. If you insist on being ungrateful and insulting a sitting President of the United States, then you don’t deserve the honor of going to the White House period.

Trump claimed on Monday that the team disagreed “with their President because he insists that they proudly stand for the National Anthem, hand on heart, in honor of the great men and women of our military and the people of our country.” Eagles players denied that accusation, pointing out that no one on the team knelt for the anthem during last season. But that has nothing to do with how each individual on the team states his beliefs and shows his disrespect for President Trump.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders accused the team of a “political stunt” just minutes before Tuesday’s alternative event began, claiming the players had chosen to “abandon their fans.” That’s exactly what they did. “If this wasn’t a political stunt by the Eagles franchise then they wouldn’t have committed to attend the event and then backed out,” she said in her Tuesday press briefing. “And if it wasn’t a political stunt, they wouldn’t have attempted to reschedule the visit while the President was overseas.”

Trump was brief in his remarks and only spoke for about four minutes. He began by explaining why it’s an issue of patriotism for Americans to stand for the National Anthem. “We love our flag and stand for our National Anthem,” Trump said to great applause from the crowd on the South Lawn of the White House. “We stand to honor our military and to honor country and to honor the fallen heroes who never made it back home.” Yes, we do… and those that don’t can take a hike.

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Melania Unveils This Year’s White House Christmas Decorations That Libs Are SURE To Hate

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Melania Trump’s first year in office was marked by immense criticism of our incredible first lady, who in the eyes of the Trump family’s numerous detractors, Melania could do nothing right, or at least as well as her predecessor, Michelle Obama. This included her full Christmas decor plan, which was stunning in silver and white, and a beautiful modern take on the same tired style that Michelle un-creatively came up with.

This year’s decorations will likely be no different, if not worse.

Last year, liberals claimed she decked the halls in depression and gloom, likening it to looking more like a haunted house than a holiday home. So, what will they say about this year’s new look?

Chicks On The Right reports:

FLOTUS doesn’t just slay on the fashion front. Her decorating skills are off the charts. (Yes, yes– I know she didn’t do this by herself, but if you really believe she didn’t have a say, you’re nuuuuuuuuuuuuts.)

ANYWHO. She finally unveiled this year’s White House Christmas decorations, and they’re GORGEOUS.

You have no idea how much I want to stroll through those halls of beautifully decorated trees. Oh well. I’ll have to settle for the aisles of Hobby Lobby.

It all looks great. I’m obsessed. TY, that is all.

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