From Regan Pifer:
Now this is a protest I can get behind.
What do conservatives plan to do to celebrate Veterans Day?
They are boycotting the National Football League.
That’s right. They’re boycotting the one sport that won’t recognize the service of countrymen who have risked their life so that they can play football on astroturf for millions of dollars … and disrespect the flag and our nation.
According to The Blaze:
A conservative group called Main Street Patriots is urging Americans to join its movement to show respect for the national anthem — as well as the flag — with a boycott of the NFL.
The Flags Across America Rally will be held throughout Veterans Day weekend (Nov. 10-12) to show solidarity against national anthem protests.
The group aims to fly the flag even more over Veterans Day weekend, wherever it is.
Main Street Patriots co-founder Debbie Dooley told the Blaze that she considered the “many millionaire NFL players” choosing to kneel during the national anthem “unfortunate,” and what’s more:
It is even more unfortunate that the NFL owners have no intention of passing a rule that states players must stand and show respect for our flag. We are encouraging a boycott of both the NFL and their sponsors by patriotic Americans exercising their First Amendment rights. Time to stand up for America.
Here’s a passage from Main Street Patriots’ press release about the Flags Across America Rally:
The US flag and the freedom for which it stands, at levels never before witnessed in our country, is under constant attack from the left and now pampered sports figures! We cannot allow these attacks to go unanswered! Now is the time to be united standing in defense and proper recognition of Old Glory!
[…] From shows of support at High School football games on Friday, Saturday College games to NFL games on Sunday, town squares, bridge overpasses, major intersections, etc … join in the nationwide show of support!
What do you think about this protest? Will you be participating? What else do you think should be done this Veterans Day? Share your thoughts in the comments below!