Friday, May 25, 2018


Because as a nation we celebrate our ignorance I will remind you again.  The First Amendment does not apply to private people or organizations.  If you work for someone you must say and do as they tell you, unless it violates another law.

For example, if the NFL required the players to denounce people of African Descent as inferior, the players could sue for racial discrimination.

Having given this qualifier, what is really in the original poem written by Francis Scott Key we call our "National Anthem."

"Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps’ pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave,
From the terror of flight and the gloom of the grave;
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O’er the land of the free, and the home of the brave!

You see the British during the war of 1812, offered freedom to all slaves. Francis Scott Key did not see slaves as human hence they were not part of the land of the free. Instead as a racist he called then "foul"

Our schools are barred from teaching this truth.

I hope the NFL players using this reality of the racist poem boycott the season, and the owners are forced to face the reality of their racism. Bottom line is, if these players of African descent want to get paid they must celebrate a racist poem.

From Justice Brennan in the Flag Burning case Texas v. Johnson:

"To sustain the compulsory flag salute, we are required to say that a Bill of Rights which guards the individual's right to speak his own mind left it open to public authorities to compel him to utter what is not in his mind."

To remind my readers again, the NFL and its owners are not public officials tied to the government so the First Amendment does not apply to them.  But they might want to consider these words.

When I read Brennan's words I was shocked and offended.  But then I got to the passage which said:

Paraphrase:  "If we can take away your freedom for burning the symbol of freedom, then the symbol does not stand for freedom."  This is the substance of what he said and to me it made sense.  Our flag is so much stronger than any bad acts taken against the flag.

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