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Take a Knee Updated

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:05 am
by anygunanywhere
I am not the author of this, I copied it with permission from another forum.


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 ball in your fingers and imagine it piercing your flesh and breaking a bone or two. 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.

Then, take one at the beach in Normandy where man after American man stormed the beach, even as the one in front of him was shot to pieces...the very sea stained with American blood. The only blockers most had were the dead bodies in front of them, riddled with bullets from enemy fire.

Take a knee in the sweat soaked jungles of Vietnam. from Khe San to Saigon... Anywhere will do. REAL Americans died in all those jungles. There was no playbook that told them what was next, but they knew what flag they represented. When they came home, they were protested as well..and spit on for reasons only cowards know.

Take another knee in the blood drenched sands of Fallujah in 110 degree heat... Wear your Kevlar helmet and battle dress... Your number won't be printed on it unless your number is up! You'll need to stay hydrated but there won't be anyone to squirt Gatorade into your mouth. You're on your own.

There's a lot of places to take a knee. Real Americans have given their lives all over the world. When you use the banner under which they fought as a source for your displeasure, you dishonor the memories of those who bled for the very freedoms you have. That's what the red stripes mean. It represents the blood of those who spilled a sea of it defending your liberty.

While you're on your knee, pray for those that came before you, not on a manicured lawn striped and printed with numbers to announce every inch of ground taken...but on nameless hills and bloodied beaches and sweltering forests and bitter cold mountains...every inch marked by an American life lost serving that flag you protest.

No cheerleaders, no announcers, no coaches, no fans...just American men and women...delivering the real fight against those who chose to harm us...blazing a path so you would have 'the right to take a knee.'

You haven't an inkling what it took to get you where you are; but your 'protest' is duly noted. Not only is it disgraceful to a nation of real heroes, it serves the purpose of pointing to your ingratitude for those who chose to defend you under that banner that will still wave long after your jersey is issued to another...

If you really feel the need to take a knee, come with me to church on Sunday and we'll both kneel before Almighty God. We'll thank Him for preserving this country for as long as He has. We'll beg forgiveness for our ingratitude for all He has provided us. We'll appeal to Him for understanding and wisdom. We'll pray for liberty and justice for all...because He is the one who provides those things.

And there will be no protest. There will only be gratitude for His provision and a plea for His continued grace and mercy on the land of the free and the home of the brave It goes like this...


Re: Take a Knee

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:09 am
by parabelum

Re: Take a Knee

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:16 am
by Tex1961
:patriot: Thank you.

Re: Take a Knee

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:46 am
by flechero
Sums up a lot, very nicely!


Re: Take a Knee

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:41 am
by thatguyoverthere
Very powerful. Thanks for sharing.

Re: Take a Knee

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:48 am
by crazy2medic
Stand proud for your country and land of oppertunity!
Kneel only before God and ask for his forgiveness and grace!

Thanks for posting that!

Re: Take a Knee

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:12 pm
by bblhd672
:patriot: No words to add to that.

Re: Take a Knee

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:17 pm
by oljames3
:patriot: :txflag:

Re: Take a Knee

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:34 pm
by RPBrown
Amen. With your permission, I would like to share this.

Re: Take a Knee

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:55 pm
by 1911 10MM
Great post. I have already decided the NFL will no longer be on my watch list until they change their ways.

Re: Take a Knee

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:25 pm
by Nano
Amen and with your permission I would like to share this.

Re: Take a Knee

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:19 pm
by anygunanywhere
Share away, gentleman.

Here is another reminder of proper use of the term "taking a knee".

Respectfully to all of the Gold Star Mothers. God bless you and may He comfort you in your loss.

Re: Take a Knee Updated

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:39 pm
by loktite
Thank you for this.

Re: Take a Knee Updated

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:12 pm
by treadlightly
The Dallas Cowboys web site has a "contact" form with different categories to choose from.

Here's what I sent to their ticket sales department yesterday morning:

Is it possible to buy lifetime passes?

I'd like to do that as soon as you play an exhibition game in N. Korea and turn your backs in protest on the little doughboy who killed Otto Warmbier.

Or for a more popular stand, play a game in Saudi Arabia. When the royals enter the stadium, break out maypoles and prance around with rainbow pom-poms in protest of that country's death penalty for being gay.

No? Not going to do that? Is it perhaps because what you protest is actually your safe space?

What nettles me is you protest the symbols of America, not the people you think have indirectly wronged you. Your stand is naive, your principles are poorly focused, and I kneel on my remote when football comes on the tube.

American ideals aren't the problem. Americans who fail those ideals, either by kneeling in pampered indignation on the sidelines or by abuse of power, those are the problems.

But make some meaningful protest where human rights are actually abused by tyranny, and I'll be back.

Please forward to Jerry Jones.

So far, no answer.

Re: Take a Knee Updated

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:24 pm
by Aunt Eva
If the NFL players want to take a knee, I think we should help them out.