You may have thought, with the Colin Kaepernick frenzy dying down — that he’d fade away into obscurity like most people who have no substance do…

However, the former football player has found himself relevant again. He spoke out privately to Nike about the shoe company’s “Betsy Ross” shoe and how the flag on it would offend people — as to SOME Americans, it’s a symbol of oppression and a reminder of slavery.

If that’s the case, there’s only one solution, right?

People need to toughen up…

If you’re offended by a flag on a shoe — then you should probably get your priorities straight — as if you’re that weak-willed, the real world is going to tear you apart.

Of course, it’s fitting that Kaepernick got the flag pulled — because back when he was kneeling for the national anthem, he expressed that his wish to do so was in protest of police violence — NOT the flag…

But here he is protesting an American flag nonetheless. Makes you wonder what the kneeling was TRULY for.

What Has Kaepernick Sacrificed?

However, even after losing his job and signing a lucrative contract with Nike as a brand ambassador — Kaepernick is still sitting pretty with millions of dollars in the bank and not much oppression to speak of.

When Nike launched that campaign — there was a lot of hoopla…

The company’s commercial was filled with images of athletes with Kaepernick narrating over it. At one point, it shows an image of him with him saying, “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.”

This was the part that didn’t sit well with a LOT of people…

As it implied that Kaepernick lost his career due to his political views — not the fact that he wasn’t a good quarterback. It also implied that this multimillionaire sacrificed so much for his beliefs and ideals.

Well…

There’s a mother who wants to disagree with that.

Amanda Jacobs lost her son, Lance Corporal Christopher Phoenix-Jacob Levy, or Jacob to his family, in Afghanistan eight years ago. She and her family have paid the ULTIMATE price for their beliefs, which are symbolized by the American flag…

And for Kaepernick to dictate what that flag represents — is criminal.

In a speech that Amanda gave on Capitol Hill, she expressed her thoughts on the matter, saying, “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. My son died for $14,000 a year and he’s given more than any football player, any athlete, has ever given.”

And she’s not wrong. Obviously, she didn’t mean the athletes who have enlisted over our past few wars (something the Left was SURE to point out). She was speaking to Kaepernick and his buddies — the ones who have lived privileged lives that people like Amanda’s son didn’t or don’t have the opportunity to.

What REAL Sacrifice Is

She continued, “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.”

Did you hear that? What her son chose to do…

He made a choice to defend America from her enemies. What was Kaepernick’s hard choice after he got benched for poor play?

And the way he and others disrespect the flag is horrible. Amanda told these entitled athletes why, saying, “I hear these Marines that come to my house — and 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.”

And it IS changing for the worse…

The Left is FORCING so much of its ideology on our country that it’s becoming unrecognizable.

It makes one wonder: Would Lance Cpl. Levy even KNOW it?

Because these soldiers KNOW what they’re fighting for.

They realize what is at stake — and it has NOTHING to do with who occupies the office of the president — and everything to do with LOVE.

She ended her speech with something her son once told her: “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 the flag symbolizes to our men and women in uniform…

To them, the flag means home — and for people like Kaepernick and his ilk to take that away is disgusting.

He has NO idea what sacrifice is — most Americans DON’T…

But if he’s going to start dictating what is and isn’t oppressive and racist — maybe he should find out what it’s like to truly experience these things — because he doesn’t and never has experienced them in America…

Not TRULY.

And he should be reminded of that…

 

“One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying.” — Joan of Arc