Retired US Army Lt. Col. Allen West is a strong patriot who has served our country and is well respected by many Conservatives and Americans nationwide. Recently the retired Lt. Col. West penned a letter for Colin Kaepernick to help educate him on the focus of his protest. West made it real clear, what freedom of speech is and where he stands, especially when it comes to Kaepernick’s past antics and current dealings with the National Football League.
The message from West to Kaepernick is so clear and strong to many Americans that it has recently gone viral on social media.
H/T Conservative Tribune:
Allen B. West didn’t hold back what he really thinks about former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and the hoards of liberals who seem to be confused about what freedom of speech actually means.
So, he set them straight in a post on his website.
The retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel explained how had begun to see a wave of support for Kaepernick, even with many threatening a boycott of the NFL if the football star doesn’t get picked up by a NFL team. Typical behavior of the left who, according to West, “only operates in the world of intimidation, coercion, and violence … threats.”
“If Colin Kaepernick wants to make politicized statements he is free to do so. And NFL teams also have a freedom, not to hire him!” he continued. “You delusional leftists seem to believe we have to put up with your insidious proclamations and actions. We do not.”
West noted that Kaepernick should certainly be free to say what he wants — but that doesn’t mean he’s freed from the consequences.
“Kaepernick utilized his freedom of speech and expression — stupidly — in protest against our national anthem. That is his right, but guess what my tender cupcake leftist social justice warriors, there are consequences,” West said.
It’s hard to argue with West on this one.
Kaepernick made it all about him when he decided to protest our national anthem, and when the backlash began, he couldn’t handle it. That is no one’s fault but his own.
The NFL has already suffered because of this Kaepernick mess, and now liberals are threatening and attempting to boycott them because Kaepernick can’t get picked up by a team.
What a baby!
Are leftists stopping to consider why Kaepernick hasn’t been picked up?
Not at all!
This is the kind of ignorance that explains the mentality of many liberals! It is also why it can be so difficult to reason with them.
Freedom of speech protects us from government censorship, but it has nothing to do with being hired.
This is NO ONE’S fault, but Kaepernick’s. He chose to disrespect the flag. He chose to disrespect our nation.
The reality is NO ONE chose him!
Retired Lt. Col. Allen West is right! Now, Colin Kaepernick must suffer the consequences for his OWN decisions.
As the NFL season is gearing up, this should be a reminder to all players…your actions speak louder than your words.
As West said in his letter to Kaepernick,
“You sir may certainly have the right to sit upon your “fourth point of contact” when the National Anthem is played but never forget, you live in a nation that has provided you the privilege to have that right.”
So, if you do live in this country, and have the opportunity to play for a team in the NFL, do the right thing – respect the symbol of our nation, the American flag, and our anthem, the Star Spangled Banner.
….and God Bless Allen West! Thank you, sir!