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There is something not being mentioned about these NFL “protests,” which on their face are clearly seditious and subversive behavior. There are a lot of Americans who are claiming that these players have every right to protest and they are just expressing their 1st amendment rights. I would like to challenge those Americans to an informational duel! The 1st amendment does NOT say that you can lie to the American public for political gain! It states that CONGRESS SHALL MAKE NO LAW “abridging of free speech.” Congress has NOT made a law abridging their free speech, so the 1st amendment has no application in this at all, especially when you consider the laws they are violating with their so-called “freedom of speech!”

Any American’s “freedom of speech” goes out the window when you begin violating the law with that speech. Take into consideration that these athletes are clearly acting in a seditious manner and subverting the US Government, specifically the President of the United States! Donald Trump is no longer just some man in America, he is the PRESIDENT! Yesterday’s mass-protests were not because of some social injustice, which is being entirely fabricated by the way, it was because President Trump told the American people that these players should be taken off of the field for their phony protests.

Take a second and think about what these sports figures are doing. They are pushing a narrative that is provably FALSE! They are kneeling (they say) because of the “oppression” of black people in America, and because of “police violence” against black people in America. The problem is that when you examine the statistics, you will find their narrative is ENTIRELY FALSE! That is why NOTHING is being done about it…because it simply is NOT true!

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Watch the following video that points out the actual statistics, which were compiled in legitimate studies by Harvard University, the ACLU, among other leftist organizations. These studies prove beyond any shadow of a doubt that police are in fact NOT targeting innocent black people, quote the opposite is true.

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What these athletes are REALLY doing is being used as political pawns in a subversive game in which the leftists in America are attempting to oust the President for no legitimate reason. Yesterday’s protests had NOTHING to do with “oppression” or “police violence,” rather they were orchestrated purposefully to subvert the President, and to disrespect out nation’s Flag and National Anthem. This was, and will continue to be, a clear violation of a few laws…NOT an expression of 1st amendment rights. Take a look at the 1st amendment and the laws for yourself, and judge for yourself…

Amendment 1 to the Constitution: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

4 U.S. Code § 8 – Respect for flag: No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States of America; the flag should not be dipped to any person or thing. Regimental colors, State flags, and organization or institutional flags are to be dipped as a mark of honor.

18 U.S. Code § 2383: Rebellion or insurrection: Whoever incites, sets on foot, assists, or engages in any rebellion or insurrection against the authority of the United States or the laws thereof, or gives aid or comfort thereto, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.
18 U.S. Code § 2387 – Activities affecting armed forces generally:

(a) Whoever, with intent to interfere with, impair, or influence the loyalty, morale, or discipline of the military or naval forces of the United States:

(1) advises, counsels, urges, or in any manner causes or attempts to cause insubordination, disloyalty, mutiny, or refusal of duty by any member of the military or naval forces of the United States; or

(2) distributes or attempts to distribute any written or printed matter which advises, counsels, or urges insubordination, disloyalty, mutiny, or refusal of duty by any member of the military or naval forces of the United States—

Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both, and shall be ineligible for employment by the United States or any department or agency thereof, for the five years next following his conviction.

According to the 1st Amendment, if you have grievances it is your duty to petition the government to make a change. These athletes are not petitioning the government at all; rather they are pushing weaponized propaganda on the unsuspecting American public. Aforementioned, your “freedom of speech” disappears when you start to advocate for the putting down of our government and the country in general. In fact, it is a clear violation of federal law. These players may as well be burning the flag of the country that allows them to be successful athletes. They are directly putting down the military lives which have been sacrificed to protect their freedom and their ability to play a game for a living.

Beyond just the law violations, it should also be mentioned that they are holding up racist symbols of hate on the football field, and they are pushing leftist propaganda. WAKE UP AMERICA! Every one of these players that stayed in the locker room, and their coaches who authorized and even took part in the protests in some cases, should be arrested for the violation of these aforementioned laws. I don’t say this because I disagree with the protests; I say it because if it was ME who did this…I would be arrested for sure. If there is ANY social injustice in our country, it is the fact that these leftists persecute anyone who doesn’t agree with them, yet they are allowed to act in a seditious manner and openly subvert the will of the American people with impunity. Where are the protests for THAT?!

This has gotten entirely out of hand, and Americans are sick to death of it. I say again, these were protests against President Donald Trump, NOT some legitimate social injustice. These athletes, along with their seditious leftist string-pullers, are clearly subverting the will of the American people and a duly elected President. They are in violation of multiple laws, and for once the law should start to be applied to these radical left organizations and anyone pushing their fake-lying narratives.


Cornell University. (n.d.). 18 U.S. Code § 2383 – Rebellion or insurrection. Retrieved September 25, 2017, from Cornell Law:

Cornell university. (n.d.). 18 U.S. Code § 2387 – Activities affecting armed forces generally. Retrieved September 25, 2017, from Cornell Law:

Cornell University. (n.d.). 4 U.S. Code § 8 – Respect for flag. Retrieved September 25, 2017 , from Cornell Law:

Cornell University. (n.d.). U.S. Constitution. Retrieved September 25, 2017, from Cornell Law:

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Michael Cost

I am a former U.S. Army Journalist and combat veteran. I have a bias, and that bias is an anti-Progressivism bias. I am sick and tired of the leftists in America, and I stand entirely against them. I want America back, the one where free-speech was a staple of American life. America was NEVER intended to be a fascist country controlled by insane radicals who censor their opposition.


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