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    To All Ballplayers Everywhere............Take a Knee

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    Psycho144

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    To All Ballplayers Everywhere............Take a Knee

    Post  Psycho144 on Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:11 am

    To All Ballplayers Everywhere............Take a Knee 
     

    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.      Then take a knee.
     
    Then take a knee 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.
     
    Then 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 a clue 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.
     
     

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