Letter: NFL should do something about player ‘disrespect’

To the editor:

The National Football League has greatly upset me by not correcting the disrespect some players are showing toward our flag before the games. Until the NFL shows leadership on this problem, I will not watch any NFL games. I love our flag and country more than the NFL. Besides, I have not even missed watching the games. If enough fans forsake the games, they will act. After all is said and done, money talks the loudest.

Three of my uncles and my stepdad fought under that flag in World War II. Because of their efforts and many thousands more, I speak English and not German or Japanese. The Stars and Stripes still fly here and not the Nazi flag or the Japanese Rising Sun. Now the NFL pays men to go out and dishonor our flag, set a horrible precedent for our young people, and dishonor all those men that fought and died in WW II who are called ‘’America’s Greatest Generation.”

If you were around in the late 1960s and early ‘70s, you will remember a group of anarchists called the Black Liberation Movement, BLM. The BLM is now called Black Lives Matter. They are out to destroy law and order and encourage attacks on the police. Whereas they want to destroy the government, we conservatives want to reform the government and bring it back under the Constitution.

As Merle Haggard once sang, “If you’re running down my country, Hoss, you’re walking on the fighting side of me.”


James Brown, Spearsville Road