Spitting On Old Glory and Country

I am very disappointed and annoyed
Angry too
Over the pro athletes and other American citizens
Exercising their misguided
Freedom of expression
During the National Anthem
With Old Glory waving live
On a stadium's viewing screen
Or anywhere else!

Their respective reasons
Regardless if it's personal or collective
For kneeling and/or doing something else
Other than to express one's respect ... accordingly
Is an insulting mockery ... of
A priceless unifying symbol
Of national pride!

It is like ... spitting on
The constitution
And the Founding Fathers' other noble efforts;
Our brave, honorable ... active troops;
Law enforcement officers;
Other first responders;
All their respective veterans;
The grave of every fallen hero;
And the overwhelming majority of Americans
Who feel the same as I do!

In fact, it is ironic and ignorant
That anyone looking back in history
Relative to that time period's cultural mindset,
Bred from many generations,
Even before 1776
Can argue ... that today's
Cultural and social mindset
Applies to the leaders of a generation
Over 200 hundred years ago
Without willing to grasp
That there would be
No USA and Her freedoms
Enjoyed today
Without gaining HER independence
And the noble efforts of the Founding Fathers!

America's history
Is HER past
With striving not to repeat the unacceptable
In HER history
And that is what
Every American should do
Now and in the future!


David G. Bancroft
Copyright 2017
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