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These Are the House Democrats Who Blasted an NFL Team for Sticking to League’s Anthem Policy

I think Democrats would rather brow-beat anyone they can until the cows come home before ever passing policies that might actually address the very issues they claim to be so concerned about.

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The Chicago Bears display heartwarming unity during the playing of the National Anthem, something more teams should try

A lot of people, on the left and the right, have chided Donald Trump for getting involved in the private sector issue as to whether or not NFL players should be penalized for kneeling for the anthem.

Now, his comments on this issue, beginning during last years’ NFL season, certainly echo those of millions of Americans and NFL fans who feel betrayed and angered by the league’s passivity towards the controversial form of protest.

This isn’t the greatest week for President Trump when it comes to his interactions with the NFL, as the withdrawal of his invitation to the Philadelphia Eagles, who did not kneel for the anthem last year, from a celebration held at the White House, didn’t exactly give the best impression.

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But Trump is definitely  not the only politician voicing strong opinions on the NFL kneeling controversy, and, as usual when it comes to Trump, the Democrats are actually being pretty darn hypocritical on the issue as a group of House Democrats has gone as far as to send a letter to a favorite NFL team of theirs denouncing their adherence to the rule.

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I’m sorry, last I checked, the government worked for us! The NFL does not perform at the pleasure of the great and powerful elected officials of our nation, it’s their job to go to Washington and speak for us, and it’s entirely obnoxious and inappropriate for these whiny representatives to essentially write to a team’s management simply to scold them for doing something they don’t like.

The Blaze reports that Reps. Robin Kelly, Jan Schakowsky, Bobby Rush and Danny Davis, who are all from Chicago-area districts, have directed their complaint, in the form of a letter, to Chicago Bears owner Virginia Halas McCaskey and chairman George McCaskey that it’s “disappointing that your franchise voted to silence the players you employ, during this important national dialogue.”

“The Chicago Bears have a current roster which is 68 percent African American in a league which is 70 percent black,” the lawmakers’ letter continued. “You benefit from the support of so many fans of color who share player concerns on the issue of police brutality. One can argue that there is a time for protest, or that we should keep politics out of football, but did your ownership take into account the politics that inspired, and the social impact that would result from this new anthem policy?”

I’m sorry, isn’t the free market supposed to correct a problem like this? The NFL isn’t a government entity–like the House of Representatives–meant to speak for the will of the people, it takes the people’s money and if they don’t like what they’re doing, fans are free to spend their money elsewhere, period.

I think Democrats would rather brow-beat anyone they can until the cows come home before ever passing policies that might actually address the very issues they claim to be so concerned about.

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Trump Weighs in on Cleveland Baseball Name Change…and It’s Not Pretty

The former President was NOT happy!

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Donald Trump, like a great many conservatives around the nation, isn’t all that thrilled with the way in which our national culture is changing.  Of course, this isn’t terribly surprising given that this is the nature of conserving, to allow things to remain the same or to work to bring the nation back to the way it was. So, almost predictably, Trump had plenty to say about the recent change announced by the Cleveland Indians baseball team. In a statement, Trump wrote that he is a “FORMER” baseball fan and said “a small group of people, with absolutely crazy ideas and policies, is forcing these changes to destroy our culture and heritage.” The name change came after years of protests from Native American groups and baseball fans. The former President had a far different opinion than many. Trump’s statement said he thought the name was an “honor.” However, the Lake Erie Native American Council released a statement supporting the team’s new name, WTOL reports. “We are pleased the Cleveland baseball team took a comprehensive approach to listen and learn and show it is possible to take steps toward change,” the statement read. The name change came just months after the Washington Redskins dropped their own mascot to temporarily become the “Washington Football Team”, just until a new moniker could be decided upon.

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NFL Coach Sacked After Refusing to Get Vaxed

And there could be more to come still!

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While the federal government has been unwilling to push any sort of vaccine mandates on the people of this great nation, there are plenty of private corporations who are setting all manner of guidelines for how and when their employees will come back to work.  And, naturally, some of these companies are going to want to push a mandatory vaccination program, not only for the sake of keeping the workforce working, but also surely on account of the way that insurance companies are going to begin reacting to bringing employees back together. In the National Football League, coaches are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19, and this requirement has now forced at least one team to make a tough decision. After refusing to receive a vaccine for COVID-19, Rick Dennison is out as a Minnesota Vikings assistant coach, sources told ESPN on Friday. Dennison had served as the Vikings’ offensive line coach/run game coordinator the past two seasons. In a statement Friday, the Vikings said they were still in discussions with Dennison on the league’s COVID-19 protocols. Another coach in the league, New England Patriots co-offensive line coach Cole Popovich, also won’t be with his team in 2021 in a decision related to the COVID-19 vaccine and NFL guidelines, league sources confirmed to ESPN. The vaccine is required for all Tier 1 staff, including coaches, front-office executives, equipment managers and scouts. Players are not required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine but will face strict protocols during training camp and throughout the season that vaccinated players will be able to forgo. The league will allow for medical or religious exemptions to the policy, however. Dennison did not qualify for such an exemption, according to the team.

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