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Dale Hansens response to NFL athletes taking a knee. Well said! 3 weeks 11 hours ago #2829899

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Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick takes a knee during the national anthem in San Francisco last year. We noticed, but very few players joined him.

He can’t get a job in the NFL now, and very few have said much about that, either.But the president says he wants that peaceful protest to stop… He says those players should be fired if they take a knee during the anthem, and calls those players a name I never thought I’d live long enough to hear a president say.

Now, everybody cares.

Donald Trump has said he supports a peaceful protest because it's an American's right… But not this protest, and there's the problem: The opinion that any protest you don't agree with is a protest that should be stopped.

Martin Luther King should have marched across a different bridge. Young, black Americans should have gone to a different college and found a different lunch counter. And college kids in the 60's had no right to protest an immoral war.

I served in the military during the Vietnam War... and my foot hurt, too. But I served anyway.


My best friend in high school was killed in Vietnam. Carroll Meir will be 18 years old forever. And he did not die so that you can decide who is a patriot and who loves America more.

The young, black athletes are not disrespecting America or the military by taking a knee during the anthem. They are respecting the best thing about America. It's a dog whistle to the racists among us to say otherwise.

They, and all of us, should protest how black Americans are treated in this country. And if you don't think white privilege is a fact, you don't understand America.

The comedian Chris Rock said it best: There's not a white man in America who would trade places with him, and he's rich.

It has not gone unnoticed that President Trump has spoken out against the Mexicans who want to come to America for a better life against the Muslims and now against the black athlete. Ht he says nothing for days ... about the white men who marched under a Nazi flag in Charlottesville except to remind us there were good people there. And when he finally tried to say the right thing not 1 of them was called an s-o-b, nor did he say anyone should be fired.

Maybe we all need to read our Constitution again. There has never been a better use of pen to paper. Our forefathers made freedom of speech the First Amendment. They listed 10, and not one of them says you have to stand during the national anthem.

And I think those men respected the country they fought for and founded -- a great deal more than the self-proclaimed patriots who are simply hypocrites -- because they want to deny the basic freedom of this great country…

A country they supposedly value, and cherish so much.
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Dale Hansens response to NFL athletes taking a knee. Well said! 3 weeks 4 hours ago #2830092

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This man tells it all like should be said. I rest my case. ;)

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Perhaps it was the POTUS calling them SOB's and suggesting they all be FIRED, had something to do with the current mass 'knee'ing' ... I hate football anyway :D
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Dale Hansens response to NFL athletes taking a knee. Well said! 3 weeks 3 hours ago #2830157

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From Matt Walsh on The Blaze:
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Oh, hey, by the way, there was a mass shooting at a church in Tennessee yesterday morning.

A Sudanese immigrant named Emanuel Kidega Samson murdered someone in the parking lot and then walked into Burnette Chapel Church of Christ and started shooting indiscriminately. The victim who died was a 39-year-old woman and mother of two named Melanie Smith. According to her family members, she was a Godly and compassionate woman. She was killed for committing the crime of attending church on a Sunday morning.

Samson wounded six other people, including the pastor before an usher stopped him. The hero, 22-year-old Caleb Engle, was pistol-whipped in the face during the confrontation. He struggled with Samson until the terrorist, by the grace of God, accidentally shot himself. Engle then went out to his car to grab his own firearm, and stood guard over the wounded shooter until police arrived.

Perhaps I’m giving you details you already know. Maybe you read about this story on page 14 of the newspaper. I’m not exaggerating, either. The New York Times put this mass shooting on page 14. The front page was dominated by athletes kneeling. Or perhaps you heard it mentioned in a 12-second blurb at the end of a cable newscast last night. I flipped through a few different channels and didn’t hear it even mentioned one time, but maybe they got around to it. Of course, in a 60-minute broadcast they had to allot at least 59 minutes to cataloging the posture of NFL players. If you managed to sit through all of that, you may have heard the “P.S. There was a mass shooting at a church today okay that’s all goodnight” at the end. I don’t know.

Most likely, though, you didn’t hear much about this story. I wasn’t aware of it myself until this morning. That’s because a terrorist attack at a church, which was cut short due to the incredible heroism of an usher, is a minor and insignificant event compared to political demonstrations of millionaire football players, according to the media and a large portion of our society.

I’m embarrassed on behalf of all of America. Consider how the members of this church must feel. First, their place of worship is attacked by a terrorist, and then they look around and see that nobody really cares. We’re all too busy arguing about the correct physical positioning for football players during the national anthem. I’m sure media coverage is the least of their worries at the moment, but it’s still shameful. There is no excuse for putting these stupid NFL antics on the front page and burying a story that by any rational measure is approximately one billion times more relevant and important.

Of course, I realize that the media has additional motivations here. Not only is the NFL story sexier and more watchable, but it’s also vastly more politically convenient. The church shooting does no favors to the liberal narrative, so it must be ignored. The shooter was black. He’s a Sudanese immigrant. He killed a white woman. He was stopped by a good guy with a gun. If the races were switched and you removed the pesky pro-Second Amendment element of the story, perhaps it may have fighting chance to compete with choreographed protests in professional sports for airtime. But the details being what they are, the outcome was predetermined. This was destined to be buried. The NFL distraction just made it that much easier.

But those of us who do take a second to reflect on Sunday’s truly newsworthy event will come away with, among other things, a riveting picture of what real courage looks like. If you were to compare the minutes the media has spent slobbering over the heroism of kneeling athletes compared to how many minutes they’ve spent even acknowledging the heroism of the guy who tackled and neutralized a crazed gunman in a Tennessee church on Sunday, I’m guessing it would be about 9,000,000 to zero. But I’m of the radical opinion that the ratio should be exactly reversed.

It requires no bravery whatsoever to participate in a trendy form of protest, especially when the protest is guaranteed to win you admiration. Granted, it will also earn you contempt from some corners, but they are corners populated by exactly the sort of people that a liberal-minded millionaire enjoys antagonizing.

On the other hand, one must possess a breathtaking amount of courage to charge into the midst of gunfire and attempt to neutralize a terrorist with your bare hands. A man of ordinary or slightly above average fortitude would run for the exits. Even the most dutiful and dependable church usher probably would not consider detaining terrorists to be a part of his job description. But this was no ordinary man or church usher. This was a hero. A real hero. Just don’t tell him that he’s a hero. The NFL players kneeling for the anthem will gladly accept your applause and admiration. But Caleb Engle, the hero of Burnette Chapel Church of Christ, has tried desperately to shutdown such talk. He issued a statement labeling the police and first responders as the true heroes. Then he asked for prayers for the victims and the gunman.

Incredible. Absolutely incredibly. But not newsworthy, evidently.

And in case you’re wondering, media: This why people despise you.
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Dale Hansens response to NFL athletes taking a knee. Well said! 3 weeks 3 hours ago #2830160

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How long is it going to be before we start hearing about all the knee injuries, torn ACLs, and whatnot from all this extra kneeling athletes aren't used to and don't train for? :lol:

Mark my word, this is going to replace head injuries and concussions in American football.

There's gonna be a lot of contract renegotiatin' coming up at the end of the season. More money all around. :whistle:
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Ever notice that when someone does not like a story, they sometimes bring up other stories to say they are more important so the first story should be ignored?
As if, no one is able to be concerned about more than one thing.
This topic is about a non-violent, peaceful statement about an injustice they want to bring attention to.
Before some of the bigger dances I go to, there is an occasional anthem and flag ceremony - Trumps remarks are now making me consider kneeling during those ceremonies in support.
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You might want to rethink kneeling at a dance, or any other social event with a lot of women in attendance. All it would take would be one standing next to you who gets the wrong impression. :whistle: :laugh:
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Dale Hansens response to NFL athletes taking a knee. Well said! 3 weeks 19 minutes ago #2830309

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Makes me wonder what kind of dances you go to! :laugh:
And can I go also?
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Dale Hansens response to NFL athletes taking a knee. Well said! 2 weeks 6 days ago #2830352

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Skeeter Bite wrote: From Matt Walsh on The Blaze:

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Oh, hey, by the way, there was a mass shooting at a church in Tennessee yesterday morning.

A Sudanese immigrant named Emanuel Kidega Samson murdered someone in the parking lot and then walked into Burnette Chapel Church of Christ and started shooting indiscriminately. The victim who died was a 39-year-old woman and mother of two named Melanie Smith. According to her family members, she was a Godly and compassionate woman. She was killed for committing the crime of attending church on a Sunday morning.

Samson wounded six other people, including the pastor before an usher stopped him. The hero, 22-year-old Caleb Engle, was pistol-whipped in the face during the confrontation. He struggled with Samson until the terrorist, by the grace of God, accidentally shot himself. Engle then went out to his car to grab his own firearm, and stood guard over the wounded shooter until police arrived.

Perhaps I’m giving you details you already know. Maybe you read about this story on page 14 of the newspaper. I’m not exaggerating, either. The New York Times put this mass shooting on page 14. The front page was dominated by athletes kneeling. Or perhaps you heard it mentioned in a 12-second blurb at the end of a cable newscast last night. I flipped through a few different channels and didn’t hear it even mentioned one time, but maybe they got around to it. Of course, in a 60-minute broadcast they had to allot at least 59 minutes to cataloging the posture of NFL players. If you managed to sit through all of that, you may have heard the “P.S. There was a mass shooting at a church today okay that’s all goodnight” at the end. I don’t know.

Most likely, though, you didn’t hear much about this story. I wasn’t aware of it myself until this morning. That’s because a terrorist attack at a church, which was cut short due to the incredible heroism of an usher, is a minor and insignificant event compared to political demonstrations of millionaire football players, according to the media and a large portion of our society.

I’m embarrassed on behalf of all of America. Consider how the members of this church must feel. First, their place of worship is attacked by a terrorist, and then they look around and see that nobody really cares. We’re all too busy arguing about the correct physical positioning for football players during the national anthem. I’m sure media coverage is the least of their worries at the moment, but it’s still shameful. There is no excuse for putting these stupid NFL antics on the front page and burying a story that by any rational measure is approximately one billion times more relevant and important.

Of course, I realize that the media has additional motivations here. Not only is the NFL story sexier and more watchable, but it’s also vastly more politically convenient. The church shooting does no favors to the liberal narrative, so it must be ignored. The shooter was black. He’s a Sudanese immigrant. He killed a white woman. He was stopped by a good guy with a gun. If the races were switched and you removed the pesky pro-Second Amendment element of the story, perhaps it may have fighting chance to compete with choreographed protests in professional sports for airtime. But the details being what they are, the outcome was predetermined. This was destined to be buried. The NFL distraction just made it that much easier.

But those of us who do take a second to reflect on Sunday’s truly newsworthy event will come away with, among other things, a riveting picture of what real courage looks like. If you were to compare the minutes the media has spent slobbering over the heroism of kneeling athletes compared to how many minutes they’ve spent even acknowledging the heroism of the guy who tackled and neutralized a crazed gunman in a Tennessee church on Sunday, I’m guessing it would be about 9,000,000 to zero. But I’m of the radical opinion that the ratio should be exactly reversed.

It requires no bravery whatsoever to participate in a trendy form of protest, especially when the protest is guaranteed to win you admiration. Granted, it will also earn you contempt from some corners, but they are corners populated by exactly the sort of people that a liberal-minded millionaire enjoys antagonizing.

On the other hand, one must possess a breathtaking amount of courage to charge into the midst of gunfire and attempt to neutralize a terrorist with your bare hands. A man of ordinary or slightly above average fortitude would run for the exits. Even the most dutiful and dependable church usher probably would not consider detaining terrorists to be a part of his job description. But this was no ordinary man or church usher. This was a hero. A real hero. Just don’t tell him that he’s a hero. The NFL players kneeling for the anthem will gladly accept your applause and admiration. But Caleb Engle, the hero of Burnette Chapel Church of Christ, has tried desperately to shutdown such talk. He issued a statement labeling the police and first responders as the true heroes. Then he asked for prayers for the victims and the gunman.

Incredible. Absolutely incredibly. But not newsworthy, evidently.

And in case you’re wondering, media: This why people despise you.
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My condolences to the victims, families and all those involved in this atrocity - and respect for the chap who confronted the murderer.

Just checked Trump's Twitter - loads of outraged Tweets about the NFL players kneeling - I lost count of them.
Then I looked for his Tweets about the mass shooting at the Church in Tennessee but I couldn't find a mention of it on Trump's Tweets - Absolutely incredible.
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Dale Hansens response to NFL athletes taking a knee. Well said! 2 weeks 6 days ago #2830412

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I quit watching the NFL several years ago. Tired of watching criminals, abusers(of both people and animals), murderers, druggies, cry babies jumping up and down because of a flag thrown or lack of a flag thrown, players putting down teammates and coaches, players acting like fools. Just not worth watching. I've come to realize that there are more important things to do.
As far as the "protests" go. I feel they have every right to do so, and I will defend to the death their right to do so. Though by the official rule book, they aren't supposed to be doing it. The only thing that they are really accomplishing is making fans mad. If they want to make an impact they will get out and get involved in the streets and the communities. Sports is one of the things that brings people together, they forget differences, cares, worries and the world for a while. Now they have thrown politics into it, and fans are mad.
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