by Robert John Stevens, September 26, 2017
Yes, but no. President Trump’s role is limited to the Executive Branch’s responsibilities as outlined in the United States Constitution.
Moral citizens of virtue cannot support corruption in government, unconstitutional wars of aggression, the forced redistribution of wealth, over burdensome taxation (aka theft), endless regulations, no representation in government, the steady advancements towards socialism and the disregard for inalienable rights, liberty and private property rights.
Should then the Pledge of Allegiance be to the flag, a ruler or to the country? Because the country is defined by the U.S. Constitution, perhaps we need a wording change.
It is the right of citizens to stand or kneel during the pledge. It is also the right of a professional athletes’ employer to fire them if they may contractually do so.
We need a president who is grounded on correct principles. Asking citizens to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance would be much easier if President Trump advocated correct, founding principles in voice and action. I recommend he appoint former Congressman Ron Paul as his tutor.
Or is this another distraction with a political goal in mind? Wrote Paul Craig Roberts:
The protests by black pro-football players by refusing to stand for the national anthem has come at an unfortunate time. It is playing into the hands of the military/security complex which is using President Trump’s loud voice challenging the “anti-americanism” to whip up patriotic fervor. It is amazing how people fall for it every time. The military/security complex and their presstitutes are creating public anger at those “attacking our country.” This anger will be turned from black football players to Russia.
With the public in its pocket, the military/security complex will increase its reckless provocations of Russia until we are all dead. — Washington Has Initiated Military Conflict With Russia