Life is full of Choices. The Colts didn’t disrespect the nation but the 49ers, did. (They’re a San Francisco team from a sanctuary state. It’s what they do.) Vice President Pence, his wife and his Secret Service detail left the game.
Washington Times Vice President Mike Pence walked out of Sunday’s NFL game in Indianapolis after several San Francisco 49ers players took a knee during the national anthem.
Shortly thereafter, Mr. Pence said in a tweet that, “I left today’s Colts game because President Trump and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem.”
“At a time when so many Americans are inspiring our nation with their courage, resolve, and resilience, now more than ever, we should rally around our Flag and everything that unites us. While everyone is entitled to their own opinions, I don’t think it’s too much to ask NFL players to respect the Flag and our National Anthem.”
The former Indiana governor, Mr. Pence added, “I stand with President Trump, I stand with our soldiers, and I will always stand for our Flag and our National Anthem.”
I applaud Vice President Pence for his integrity and for sticking to his values.
You’ll note that everyone stood for the National Anthem except for a few a few multi-millionaires from San Francisco.
Life offers us only two things – time and the choice of how to spend it.
Good on him!
Someone needs to lead by example. Good for VP Pence.
I realize that a family who just dumped $500 for football tickets and another $20 for parking and $40 for snacks doesn't want to walk out. But maybe if everyone did that once, the point would be made.
That was my take on it.
Thank you, Mr. Vice President!
Can't wait to vote for him again!
The progressives would hate it if VP Pence ever became president. Thus he's a great guy.
Setting the example for us all
I'm really getting sick of this crap. I don't watch football, but if I did, it would be for entertainment — just like going to a movie or watching a TV show. I'm sick of having leftist politics shoved down my throat every time I go to some entertainment venue. That's not why I pay to get in.
Leftists think everything is politics. The last time I argued about this with a leftist, I was accused of hypocrisy on the grounds that patriotic displays, which I don't object to, are nothing more than a political argument for the side I agree with. This is how the left operates: redefine the terms so nobody else can possibly win. Displays of patriotism are not political. Patriotism is a virtue, and standing for the anthem with your hand over your heart is a civic ceremony wherein we give expression to that virtue and reaffirm our identity as Americans. These idiotic protests strike at our unity as Americans.
I say, throw the bums out. The First Amendment doesn't apply to players on the field. Hold them to the same standards as any other employee in any other workplace. I don't get to do or say anything other than what I get paid for in the course of my employment, and neither should they.
Fight back, and redefine everything on your own terms. They really DON'T like that.
Ask them to join you in prayer. Watch how they recoil. It's as though you threw acid on them. I've done it simply to see how they react. It's like you asked them to chew on a skunk's tail.
I'm glad he walked out. And I agree, I wish more people would. Or would just not go.
But so many people don't care about that part of the game. Even hubby thinks it's not that big a deal.
Since I don't support them anyway, I don't really have a vote. But I don't like it.
Well done, Pence. Honorary Colonel?
I am proud that he has stood by his convictions.
Wish there were more people willing to stand up for what is good and right.
Symbolism is a powerful thing. It matters.
Maybe lieutenant colonel. Melania is an honorary colonel in the DLC.
If everyone in the stadium had walked out it would have been better. But VP Pence did the right thing and sometimes that has to be enough.
The next phase in the ongoing process will be to abandon the tradition with the national anthem. The left will have their arguments and no one will notice. CNN have already started the process to prepare for the change goo.gl/3czii9
No matter what CNN says, or anyone else, if the public decides they won't support it, then they will just have to change or lose revenue. Much as happened to the Ditzy Chicks when they trashed the President in England, and had to switch from Country music because they angered so much of their fan base.
I would wish they lost revenue; but yes. Anyone walking out is enough.
VERY good point.
Of course that would be the agenda. The challenge by the progressive movement is to destroy or devalue everything that speaks to tradition or anything that gives honor or tribute.
During the Obama Years, he attempted to change the 9/11 remembrance to a day honoring community activists/racial agitators, since that was HIS job. It fell flat and they had to go back to the drawing board.
I'm certain that they'd like to eliminate Independence Day, but there are only a few curmudgeons around who would stand for that.
Yes, the Dixie Chicks had their lunch handed to them, didn't they?
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