A Gold Star mother who lost her son in Afghanistan in 2011 unloaded on anti-American former NFL player Colin Kaepernick in a heart-wrenching speech made on Independence Day.
Amanda Jacobs delivered her impassioned speech in Washington D.C. on July 4 excoriating ultra-leftist Colin Kaepernick, who most recently said that the U.S. flag is a symbol of hate.
“When I look at this country today and I tell people, and I’ve wanted to say this loud so many times, Colin Kaepernick was getting paid $14 million dollars a year to throw a ball,” Jacobs said. “My son died for $14,000 a year and he’s given more than any football player, any athlete, has ever given.”
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“These two children right here you can look at a flag and say that’s uncle Jacob,” Jacobs continued. “That’s what we are here for today, not because I wanted to be a gold star mom. I got gold stars in school for making grades but this gold star I wear every day isn’t for me, it’s because what my son chose to do without my permission, trust me, and I have a 17 year old that is doing the same thing and it’s because of what they believed.”
“That’s what we are here for today — not because, you know, I wanted to be a Gold Star mom. I got Gold Stars in school for making grades. But this Gold Star that I wear every day isn’t for me. It’s because of what my son chose to do — without my permission, trust me. I have a 17-year-old that is doing the same thing, and it’s because of what they believe. I hear these Marines that come to my house — they stay for four days, you know I’ve got 30 Marines that sleep on my floor, and it’s great — but they tell us that the only thing that kept them going is when they could look up and see that flag. They had hope to go back home to, and a hope that this country was going to change for the better — not for the worse.”
Jacobs ended quoting the powerful words from her hero son: “My son’s words were, ‘Mom, I’m not fighting for the ones in the White House. I’m fighting for you and my brothers in this yellow house.'”
“And that’s what it’s about so let’s keep America free,” she concluded.
Jacobs lost her son, Lance Cpl. Christopher Phoenix-Jacob Levy, on December 10, 2011.
21-year-old LCpl Levy, serving with 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, based at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, had volunteered for this deployment, his second tour in Afghanistan.
LCpl Levy’s stepfather, Kevin Sheek, told local news reporters: “Jacob died doing a job he was willing to die for. He was an awesome man and an awesome Marine.” He went on to say that LCpl Levy was an organ donor and, “there will be triumph through the tragedy. Other people will live because Jacob laid his life down.”
Jacobs described the moment he told her he wanted to fight for freedom. It was on that terrible day of 9/11. He was only an 11-year-old boy at the time, but he looked at his mother and told her he wanted to get the people responsible for the attack.
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