Tuscon police officer Brandon Tatum, a man with a real job who lays his life on the line for his fellow citizens every day, is fed up with pampered millionaires who play a game for a living disrespecting our country’s flag and national anthem.
And he gave them an epic ear-full in his latest viral YouTube video.
“It’s not about the act of protesting, of believing in something and pursuing. It’s the way you’re doing it,” Tatum began. “Listen, what does the American flag have to do with your perceived oppression? What does the national anthem have to do with these issues that people are bringing up? It’s a separate issue. The flag and the anthem have nothing to do with what you are talking about!”
“You’re talking about a flag that represents hard work, dedication, blood sweat and tears, sacrifice, and the thing that makes me most upset is that you have these people who turn around and take a knee and want to attribute all the negativity to the flag and the anthem and don’t want to attribute the positive.”
Tatum, who happens to be African-American, noted that this flag gave them “the opportunity to go from corn fields and picking cotton to the president of the United States of America.”
“I’m sick of the lame excuses,” Tatum said, differentiating the tactics of liberals today with Martin Luther King, who had support “because he did it with respect, integrity.”
Instead, “These clowns are doing stuff out of trendiness. This is trendy,” Tatum said. “You really care about black lives? You don’t need to be taking a knee. You need to be out there doing something in the community,” things like voting, passing legislation, joining the police, and other productive endeavors.
“Do something about it!” Tatum beckons. “Quit taking a knee and protesting and crying like a baby, because all you’re doing is pissing people off. That’s all you’re doing.”
The Tuscon police officer wonders what good has been accomplished since Colin Kaepernick first took a knee last year. “Has unemployment changed in the black community? Has the abortion rate dropped? Has illegitimacy dropped? More entrepreneurs? More jobs?”
“Nothing has changed!” Tatum rightly notes.
“As an African-American man in this country the flag means a lot to me. I honor the flag. I don’t care if I don’t like the president. I don’t care about none of that stuff. I’m going to honor the flag … Presidents come and go.”
And then Tatum eloquently lowers the boom on the pampered protesters:
“You play a game. This is fairy tale world … in the real world, real heroes, when they lose games they don’t come back. When you lose you die. You’re making tackles. I’m saving lives. Don’t come at me with that BS about being a sports player. You’re playing a game. You don’t disrespect America to play a sport.”
Watch the video below, and share it with your friends who love what our flag and anthem stand for!
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