O’ Rourke Supports Men Who Take a Knee
As the second round of the clown act takes the stage for the Democratic Primary debate, Democrat candidate Beto O’Rourke invited three young black men from Michigan to be his guest in the audience. The reason he invited them is that they support and were inspired by Colin Kaepernick for taking a knee during the National Anthem. They followed in the worst possible idol’s footsteps and did the same at their high school football games.
The former Texas Congressman reached out to ex-Lansing Catholic High School football players Matthew Abdullah, Michael Lynn III, and RoJe Williams to have them as his guest for the debate Tuesday night. O’Rourke supported the NFL players who outraged many Americans and Veterans and found the young men through “general local outreach.” With O’Rourke supporting this unpatriotic move, it shows what kind of candidate he is for America. But his party says it all, Democrat.
To make matters worse, when you think someone cannot be more stupid and ignorant, they always surprise us. O’Rourke made a public statement on Monday to reporters stating, “The young men have served their community in one of the most American ways possible.” Really? In what way is it “American” to disrespect your school, your team, the sport, your country, the veterans who served this country, those who gave the ultimate sacrifice of shedding their blood, limbs, and life? It does not seem very “American.”
Since O’Rourke has been campaigning, he has been speaking out on race issues, mostly white privilege and identity. While the debate was going on about black people getting restitution for their ancestors being slaves, earlier this month, O’Rourke and his wife announced both of their ancestors had slaves.
Lynn, one of the Lansing Catholic football players, took a knee in 2017 at their school. Since he was the captain of the team, he was one of four players who followed through with the disrespect of our National Anthem. The debate still goes on as some see it as a “Freedom of Speech” issue while real Americans see it as the ultimate form of disrespect of our rights and our country. To have a Democrat candidate put these young men on a pedestal and encourage them is an outrage. But once again, he is a Democrat, which says it all.
It is understandable these young people who struggle with racism and being black want to protest and express their feelings toward the issue. There is nothing wrong with that at all. The problem lies when young people are susceptible to the mockery and disrespect of their actions and do not even realize it because one A–hole could not stand up for the flag and Anthem at a time we cherish America the Great.
The logic is, take a knee and protest at a better time. There is a time and a place for everything. They would not go to a funeral for a fallen veteran and take a knee during “Taps” because it is not the right time and place. It is just the same as it is a slap in the face to the freedoms and country we are not only lucky but blessed to be living in. And this Democrat supports it!
The team captain Michael Lynn III recalled times when his white teammates would make harsh comments and racist jokes, and he wanted to speak up. He stated, “I was a senior. I was getting to the age where I wanted to say something.” Well deserved for taking a knee when warned not to, the team members were benched for their disrespect, and Abdullah and Lynn transferred schools.
Lynn’s mother sent him a video of O’Rouke’s statement when he spoke in front of a predominately white crowd about Kaepernick’s protest. The first thing out of O’Rouke’s mouth came, “I can think of nothing more American than to peacefully stand up or take a knee for your rights anytime, anywhere or anyplace.”
As Lynn watched the video, he recalled his emotions as O’Rouke spoke, “People on the other side of it make us feel like we’re not as American as them. The fact that he said that and feels that way, from his heart, that was really powerful. That’s what put Mr. O’Rourke on my radar.”
There is nothing wrong with how the football players feel. There is nothing wrong using their Freedom of Speech. But there is something wrong with the disrespect of this country and supporting it.