What happened to our great country? This nation was a place that God set aside to be a light of freedom, liberty, and democracy for the world to see. But now, if you look at how our culture has progressed, it’s like what was once right and good in this world has been flipped on its head. Thanks in large part to growing liberalism in the United States, almost every standard has be overturned.
Being a Christian who actually believes everything written in the Bible? Bad.
Being an atheist who taunts and tries to catch spiritual people in a “gotcha” moment? Good.
Thinking that a traditional nuclear family is paramount to raising strong and well-rounded children? Bad.
Believing that children should attend drag-queen story hour and be taught first-grade sex-ed classes by transgender people? Good.
Believing that dialogue and conversation are an important to understanding and compromise? Bad.
Shutting down speech or “unfriending” those who share different beliefs from you? Good.
Supporting the military and the armed forces is bad…but spitting in the face of a police officer that is just trying to protect people is good.
It’s a terrible direction that our country has taken.
The further we get from our Judeo-Christian roots, the slimmer our chances of one day righting the ship. Without some kind of moral compass to guide us, we’re drifting away from what we used to be.
That is a tough pill to swallow, but it’s something we have to get used to. This is the world we’re living in.
They tell you that there are no absolutes, that everyone has their own truth that needs to be heard.
Yet if you speak “your” truth and it happens to disagree with their mainstream view on things, you can expect to be canceled, targeted, and shunned. At the same time, if you say nothing, you betray your own morals by being silent about your convictions.
What are we supposed to do?
Speaking HIS Truth, Drew Brees Is Being Attacked For It
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is trying to figure that out right now. In a recent interview, he spoke the truth as he sees it, and now he’s getting lambasted for it.
When Brees was asked about his thoughts on players kneeling on the field during the National Anthem when (and if) the NFL season starts, Brees had this to say: “I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country.”
Wow… powerful words. If this were statement were made twenty or thirty years ago, Brees would be lauded as a hero—but in today’s political climate, he’s being crucified for his comments.
But while his comments have generated major blowback, even forcing him to issue an apology a few hours later, no one seems to have paid attention when Brees explained why he feels this way.
Here’s why Brees doesn’t agree with kneeling: “Let me just tell you what I see or what I feel when the National Anthem is played and when I look at the flag of the United States,” he began. “I envision my two grandfathers, who fought for this country during World War II, one in the Army and one in the Marine Corps. Both risking their lives to protect our country and to try to make our country and this world a better place. So every time I stand with my hand over my heart looking at that flag and singing the National Anthem, that’s what I think about.”
There isn’t a better reason than that to support standing, right?
He sees it as honoring the service of his own forefathers and other brave men like him…and more importantly, it’s his personal choice to do it.
Brees continued, “And in many cases, that brings me to tears, thinking about all that has been sacrificed. Not just those in the military, but for that matter, those throughout the civil rights movements of the ‘60s, and all that has been endured by so many people up until this point. And is everything right with our country right now? No, it is not. We still have a long way to go. But I think what you do by standing there and showing respect to the flag with your hand over your heart… is it shows unity. It shows that we are all in this together, we can all do better and that we are all part of the solution.”
So, he also sees standing as a stance in solidarity, a sign that we’re in this together. That’s actually something commendable.
But the Left doesn’t see it that way. It doesn’t matter how YOU feel—if you’re not on board with them every step of the way, you’re against them, and that makes you the enemy.
And that’s not right.
His Way Is Not THEIR Way… And They Hate Him For It!
Brees continued, “I believe we should all stand for the national anthem and respect our country and all those who sacrificed so much for our freedoms. That includes all those who marched for women’s suffrage in the 1920s and all those who marched in the civil rights movements and continue to march for racial equality. All of us … EVERYONE … represent that flag. Same way I respect all the citizens of our country … no matter their race, color, religion.”
Again, something that should be commended and respected by EVERY American. He’s literally addressing EVERY American in that statement.
Brees very clearly didn’t have malicious intent when he made these statements. Quite the opposite…but for the Left, his comments were somehow racist and offensive in the highest degree.
Thus, Brees was forced to issue an apology, retracting his statements and apologizing for any offense taken.
But that’s not good enough for his critics.
He has to kneel, both figuratively and literally. He has to bow down to what THEY think is the “right” way to protest.
They must’ve forgotten that, as an American, Brees has the freedom to stand by his convictions in these situations. But just because he doesn’t kneel doesn’t mean that he’s ignoring the problems in our country.
“And I would ask anyone who has a problem with what I said to look at the way I live my life,” Brees added. “Do I come across as someone who is not doing my absolute best to make this world a better place, to bring justice and equality to others, and hope & opportunity to those who don’t have it? That’s what I meant by actions speak louder than words. … My ACTIONS speak for themselves.”
And this charitably-involved athlete is 100% right. His foundation alone has raised over $35 million for those in need, and he’s doing his best to give back to the community.
But because he doesn’t support keeling in protest, HE’S the one living wrong.
What has happened to our country?
How did we get so turned around?
Regardless of how it happened, we need to turn it BACK around.
The future of our nation—and our world—depends on it.
“It’s the action, not the fruit of the action, that’s important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there’ll be any fruit. But that doesn’t mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result.” – Mahatma Gandhi