Vanguards of Freedom
Today a celebrated few pretend to protest "wrongs" by attacking the very symbols of Freedom that gained for them the right to protest. This time they do it at football games, refusing to stand, as is customary, for the national anthem.
Everyone knows the protest is a sham. It is simply a swipe at the celebration of respect for our flag and our military, that which has made our country the bastion and beacon of Freedom that it is. It is a strike against what we hold dear, "disguised" as a protest of perceived wrongs.
This is not the first time this sort of facade has made an appearance.
Those of you that remember, KNOW what it was like to get reviled: spit on, accosted, yelled at, discriminated against, just for wearing your military uniform.
Remember that? And we also remember those that didn't / couldn't come back from the war.
It brings to mind that some of us are still out there roaming the streets, living in alleys ... Some of us left much more behind than bad memories.
I recall well the pictures of a young Jane Fonda, cavorting with the North Vietnamese, the enemy, as some form of "protest?"
Remember those that went to Canada because they did not want to serve?
We fought in battlefields near and far.
We fought so that those here at home could have FREEDOM. We didn't do it for a chosen few. We did it for all our citizens.
And now it is customary to honor those that paid the ultimate price for their country by paying respect to them with our national anthem. All we have asked is for others to join in to honor them also, for a few seconds at a public event.
But they cannot even do that.
They won't do it because there is nothing of themselves invested in it. They don't want it. They don't need it. It's not theirs.
The panty-waist NFL'ers do not even know how to defend the Flag and the Anthem, because it does not belong to them.
They know not what the flag and the anthem stand for, or what they mean, much less what they mean to their patriotic fans.
Socialist/Leftist media and pundits lead the attack of propaganda. Some pretend to wear the cloak of objectivity to protect their precious jobs, so that tells you what price they sell their loyalty for. Others propose that there are "more important" issues to confront.
Well, at the bottom of all those issues is exactly this issue of our American foundations.
This is at the root of why criminals that betray our country go free, and Patriots continue to be targeted, punished and repressed by their Socialist government.
This is WHY the same political elements continue to come back to attack by desecrating and disrespecting our Flag and our Anthem and our fallen fellow warriors.
Apparently there is a President who does understand; who does know; who knows how important this is to Patriots.
That President had the understanding and the courage to stand up to those who think they can bully us into believing that in order to protest some "wrong" we must desecrate that which is dear to us.
He would not let it stand. Now he is being attacked, enduring a severe backlash for standing up for warriors who are still serving, for those who served and are still with us, and for those who served and have passed on.
WHERE is the rest of the nation in defense of those who defended THEM?
All those who served. All those who continue to serve. All those who stood with the others and faced enemies, so that other Americans did not have to are still here.
We fought for Freedom. We never stopped fighting for it. WE fought for this because we wanted it. We took an oath to uphold this, our Flag and our Constitution, and our anthem and all that they stand for, and that oath has never expired.
Today to those who wish to pretend protest to disguise the desecration of that on which their Freedom was built, we issue no warning. We know your sins. We see your disguises. We see your outstretched hands as you take the affluence in money, privilege, Freedom and favor that was paid for you in blood.
Today you revel at the expense of others' lives and treasure.
Know this: Patriots will not let stand the assault on Freedom, because history is not kind to those who trample the Saints of Justice and the Angels of Liberty, for the warriors, the Vanguards of Freedom have always prevailed, and always will.