Military Wife’s Takedown of “Take a Knee” Protest Just Set Every Kneeling Player Straight
The controversy surrounding NFL players taking a knee has been brought back to the forefront of the national conversation. The Nike ad featuring Colin Kaepernick has only served to further entrench the two sides of the debate.
MRCTV Managing Editor, Brittany Hughes, took issue with Kaepernick and his fellow NFL athletes’ protest of taking a knee during the National Anthem in order to speak out against police brutality and other systemic abuses.
This video, although from last year, still rings as relevant as ever.
Hughes herself is a military wife, and shares that she didn’t have a free weekend to throw ‘temper tantrums,’ because she and her family were preparing for her husband to deploy to protect our freedom.
“Unlike most of the rest of the country, I didn’t have too much time to worry about all the spoiled athletes throwing temper tantrums on the football field yesterday. Why? Because, while multi million dollar athletes were disrespecting the very nation that affords them the freedom to protest in the first place, my family and thousands of others were prepping for time away from loved ones so that they can go risk their lives for that very freedom.”
“We’re being asked to give up our husbands, our wives, our brothers and sisters, our fathers, and our mothers, all in defense of our nation, and even the rights of those who would abuse and exploit it.”
“And there are many Americans who have given up fare more than my family has to defend other’s right to insult the nation they gave everything for.”
“We stand for the National Anthem in honor of those whose knees have been blown off on foreign battlefields. We stand for the mother whose legs won’t hold her up because her son just came home in a flag draped coffin.”
Our country grants everyone the right to protest peacefully, but if people you’re trying to wake up are missing the entire point of the protest, because of how you’re choosing to protest, your protest is a failure, and you need to reassess your strategy.