Newt Gingrich has brought up a very insightful point: at this time, America must choose whether she will reneger her patriotism or face decay. He believes that the trouble we face now with our national anthem could mean serious problems for our future.
One thing that Gingrich mentioned on “America’s Newsroom,” was what he thinks the NFL may do as “solution” to the national anthem protests: nix it all together. If they side-step and stop playing it period, then they won’t have to deal with the protests and direct backlash of the protests.
However, I am honestly not sure which is worse. That’s like saying that a couple of kids are upset that a teacher prays before a meal and suddenly bans praying. It doesn’t work like that.
Echoing what he wrote in a recent op-ed, he said that America is full of people from different places with different ideologies, but the anthem is a way for us all to come together as Americans.
He said there’s a “gradual erosion” occurring on college campuses, in newsrooms, in Hollywood and now on sports fields, with more and more people no longer thinking that America is a country worthy admiration and respect.
He argued it’s time for a serious debate about whether we will renew our patriotism and respect our shared history, or if we will we allow our American institutions to decay.
He said he rejects watching or attending a sporting even where the “entrance price” is watching an athlete disrespect the country.
I am with Gingrich. I will not watch another game if it means that I am selling out my country and all the men and women who fought and died for my freedom. I have too much respect for them to do so.
He said, “This ought to be a sporting event Pete’s sake. There should be some place in America where we can relax and be Americans without having to wear our politics on our sleeves.”
As I have said before, politics and football don’t belong in the same sentence.