Free speech for me, but not for thee.
That’s a lesson Elaine Simmons, 72, learned after posting a sign urging Americans to stand for the national anthem. Simmons’ original sign, which read “Toot for Trump. Proud to be an American,” stood on her property in Minneola, Florida, for more than a year.
But when she edited the sign last month to read, “We stand for the national anthem,” the city ordered Simmons to remove the sign, claiming it violated county codes.
Simmons believes someone complained because they disagree with her pro-American message. And that really bothers her.
“No one complained about it until after I put up that ‘We stand for the national anthem,'” Simmons told Fox 35. “If you can’t stand for the national anthem and respect the flag for which veterans have given you freedom, then you need to buy a one-way ticket to somewhere [else].”
A few days later, Simmons’ sign was vandalized. This latest incident is one of many spotlighting how the NFL’s protest of the national anthem has torn the country apart.
Unemployed quarterback Colin Kaepernick, a supporter of the militant Black Lives Matter movement, started the trend of sitting out the Star-Spangled Banner in 2016.
Kaepernick — who was raised by his two adoptive white parents — claimed he did it to protest racism against blacks. The left has since celebrated Colin for his “political activism.” Meanwhile, Kaepernick did not even do the simplest, most basic, act of political activism, which is to vote. He did not vote in the 2016 presidential election. Let that sink in.
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