(Tea Party PAC) – This is positively shameful.
The moment that we punish those who pay homage to brave, selfless individuals who risk their own lives to save others is the moment our nation has lost its moral compass.
We need to regain our national sense of pride and appreciation for first responders.
Or Lord knows how quickly the very fabric of our society will unravel completely.
Last week was the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attack in New York City. It was a poignant commemoration, considering how divided our nation is right now, and how united our nation was following those horrific attacks.
Two high school football players at Little Miami High School wanted to pay honor to police officers and fighters who lost their lives saving others from the wreckage of the attack.
They were told they couldn’t.
So when they boldly defied this shameful restriction…they were suspended.
Let that sink in for a moment. What a slap in the face to the families of those who served and died! What an insult to the memory of these brave men and women!
Summit News reports:
When asked by Local 12 whether he was trying to make a political statement, senior cornerback Brady Williams, whose father is a police officer, responded, “No, not at all. I was just doing it to honor the people that lost their lives 19 years ago.”
Jarad Bentley, who carried the Thin Red Flag, told the station, “I was all for it. Because my dad is a firefighter, and if it had been him killed on 9/11, I would have wanted someone to do it for him.”
However, the pair were suspended indefinitely by the school’s superintendent after disobeying an order not to carry the flags.
Two Little Miami football players pay the price for civil disobedience. They were told not to carry onto the field thin blue line and thin red line flags at their 9/11 game. They did anyway. The school has now suspended them from the team indefinitely. #ThinBlueLine #ThinRedLine pic.twitter.com/19y9GAvaxr
— David Winter (@DavidWinterTV) September 14, 2020
“We can’t have students who decide to do something anyway after they’ve been told that they shouldn’t be doing it,” said Gregory Power. One wonders how he can sleep at night!
These brave young men, who weren’t even alive for the attacks, have more of a sense of decency than the entire high school administration, apparently.
Sickeningly, Power claimed that the flags expressed a “political perspective” that other families may not agree with.
Whoever doesn’t agree with honoring the memory of first responders who died trying to rescue victims of the 9/11 terror attack can kick rocks, as far as I’m concerned.
Power then claimed to have received “hate” messages from people who disagreed with him.
“Hate,” my friend, is a very different thing than “righteous indignation!”
While people are allowed and even encouraged to show deference and support at sports games for Black Lives Matter, a violent revolutionary Marxist group, honoring 9/11 victims is apparently a “political statement.”
However, Williams was defiant, telling the station, “I realize that this was more than just a football team; these guys are now my brothers.”
Good for these young men!