You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free. The truth is that the liberal left has now stooped to an ultimate low by defending prima donna NFL players who dishonor our flag and National Anthem.

President Trump proved his love for America by defending our flag and anthem by calling on the NFL to fire any player who dishonors our flag by refusing to stand. President Trump has been brutally attacked by the corrupt national media, the powerful NFL and the powerful NFL players union for his patriotic stand.

Last year, a former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, began sitting for the national anthem and flag. He later transitioned to kneeling on one knee. When confronted, he stated, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people, and people of color.” His stated reason was racism to justify dishonoring our flag. Protests by people peaceably assembled is a constitutional right of any American. However, dishonoring our flag is not a proper protest. It is a disgrace. Why?

Our National Anthem, known as the “Star Spangled Banner,” speaks directly to this. Francis Scott Key originally wrote four verses during the War of 1812. A fifth verse was added by Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. in 1861 during the Civil War. It states in part:

”When our land is illumined with Liberty’s smile,

If a foe from within strike a blow at her glory.

Down, down with the traitor that dares to defile

The flag of her stars and the page of her story!”

This fifth verse makes it crystal clear that any American (foe from within) who dares to defile (dishonor) our flag is a traitor. Therefore, the NFL and those players that dishonor our flag by refusing to stand are traitors and a disgrace. Racism never justifies being a traitor.

God bless America and God bless President Trump.

WILLIAM R. STRONG

Oil City

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