Rocker Ted Nugent is wading into the national anthem controversy involving NFL players. More than 200 players knelt, sat on a bench, raised a fist, or remained indoors during the playing of the national anthem following President Donald Trump’s controversial remarks made at a rally in Alabama on Friday. Nugent said the players who are protesting need to visit the battlefields in Valley Forge. “Take a little trip to Valley Forge in January. If you don’t know where that is, just Google it from the sidelines. Hold a musket in your fingers and imagine it piercing your flesh and breaking a bone or two,” Nugent said in a Facebook post. “There won’t be a doctor or trainer to assist you until after the battle, so just wait your turn. Take your cleats and socks off to get a real experience. Then take a knee.” Nugget argued that by choosing not to stand during the national anthem, players snubbed the sacrifices made by military veterans. (CBS Philly)
Anyone else getting sick of these rich draft dodgers lecturing us on what sacrifice means? I have nothing but the upmost respect for the members of the United States military. They sacrifice their lives every day to protect the rights of assholes like myself who enjoy mocking King Cheeto and wouldn’t last two seconds in an ISIS controlled country. But I have a hard time respecting guys like Trump and Nugent who, when called upon to serve their nation, took deferments and let others go off to fight. Actually, the fact that they took the deferments is not even what I take issue with, it’s that they have no problem telling Americans the "right" way to respect the flag and our troops.
I'll leave you with this thought, if all Americans followed the examples set by Trump and Nugent, we'd have no soldiers protecting us from our enemies, but we'd probably have an American flag in every classroom.