Here’s the compelling post of a veteran about why Donald Trump’s effort to get NFL owners to fire player who participate in peaceful protests:
Many black veterans also fought, bled, and died, for what that flag is supposed represent…all men are created equal…but, imagine coming home and finding nothing you fought for was true, that you were still just a n#%$@.
That is the reality of America’s systemic racism, that the state sanctioned murder of black men, women, or children, is so commonplace in America, that once again the Black Community felt compelled to start a public movement that says, Black Lives Matter—TOO.
That is what is being lost in this argument this protest is about systemic racial injustice.
As a white vet, I say it’s time we ALL TAKE A KNEE in solidarity.
“President Trump’s recent remarks suggesting NFL team owners should fire players who kneel during the national anthem could be a federal crime.
18 U.S. Code § 227 stipulates that any federal employee, member of Congress, or member of the executive branch is forbidden from using their position within the federal government to influence the employment decisions of a private business, solely on the basis of partisan political affiliation. The penalty for doing so could result in fines and incarceration of up to 15 years, and anyone who is found guilty of violating that law could even be disqualified from holding office:
(a)Whoever, being a covered government person, with the intent to influence, solely on the basis of partisan political affiliation, an employment decision or employment practice of any private entity—
(1) takes or withholds, or offers or threatens to take or withhold, an official act, or
(2) influences or offers or threatens to influence, the official act of another shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for not more than 15 years, or both, and may be disqualified from holding any office of honour, trust, or profit under the United States.
It’s worth noting that U.S. Code specifies that no federal employee is exempt from the law, including the President of the United States.”
The fat S.O.B in the White House is the one who needs to be fired.