WASHINGTON: The concept of our American Values is something that all Americans should cherish. American Values we express by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Showing respect to Police, Firefighters and U.S. Military. By always respecting the American Flag for what, and who, it stands for.
It is valuing the freedom that the Stars and Stripes represent. The blood of our troops lost in our ongoing fight for freedom. Freedom against tyranny, dictators, and socialists.
The American Flag is the icon of our republic.
American Values are Christian and conservative values
In 1776, our Founding Fathers signed the U.S. Constitution because they wanted the United States of America to be based on Christian and Conservative morals and ideas. In this day, we have a President who is fighting to protect the U.S. Amendment and our Conservative ideas.
Fighting against athletes that kneel during the National Anthem. Standing for our first responders, the police being harassed. Putting a stop to domestic terrorist groups, such as Antifa, who burn and stand upon our flag.
American’s in 2019 must stand for the same values that we fought for in during the Revolutionary War (1175-1783) when patriots stood up against the tyranny of Great Britain’s king.
We must stand up for the flag and what it represents or we will destroy all that it stands for.
Taking a knee against American values
In 2016, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick was the first person to kneel during the National Anthem. Kaepernick’s kneeling was an effort to make a statement about the police brutality towards Americans. Young children aware of Kaepernick’s kneeling would sit down in their desk chairs until after the Pledge of Allegiance.
They knew not what they were protesting. They were mostly mimicking an adult behavior that was causing a reaction in the media.
This led to many other celebrities to do the same thing until a young olympian, representing not a privately owned NFL team but America, took a knee on the podium. Race Imboden is a United States fencer whose team won Gold during the 2019 Pan American Games ceremony.
Imboden decided to kneel during the awards ceremony. Foolishly he felt he was “sacrificing” a personnel moment to bring awareness to issues in the United States.
We must call for change.
This week I am honored to represent Team USA at the Pan Am Games, taking home Gold and Bronze. My pride however has been cut short by the multiple shortcomings of the country I hold so dear to my heart. Racism, Gun Control, mistreatment of immigrants, pic.twitter.com/deCOKaHQI9
— Race Imboden (@Race_Imboden) August 10, 2019
Race Imboden believes he is a hero because of the sacrifice of his moment on the podium. Only, Imboden was there as a representative of American exceptionalism in sports. It was not ‘his’ moment. It was ours. And it was his teammates moment.
A moment he selfishly destroyed for them and the country he represents.
Police in America – our local heroes, and peacekeepers, in the community.
The men and women of our police forces – from local departments to ICE, are the good guys who stop the crimes that negatively impact our communities. Instead of respect, police suffer harassment. Water and hard objects are thrown at officers. Officers who cannot respond to the attacks. Officers who will return to this very same neighborhood when called upon.
As American citizens, we should be thankful for the men and women that want to serve and protect our community. Our children should be taught that the police are there to defend and protect them. For our Flag. A bright symbol of freedom fought for, and hard-won.
The American Flag is a symbol of our freedom. Paid for in the blood of Americans.
Many U.S. Military men and women have fought to protect the American Flag and our freedom. And they have died. As a symbol, the Stars and Stripes are so powerful an icon of freedom we see protestors in Hong Kong waving our flag.
While some selfish Americans see the flag as a sign of hatred, we have a President who loves that flag and the American people for which it waves.
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