Millikin University player Connor Brewer has guts. He has shown the world that he has guts, the cojones, the heart, that what it takes to stand up and say this is not right. He has what America was built on. He is a patriot.
Millikin University student and football team player Connor Brewer decided to stand up and be his own man. Yes, he decided not bow to peer pressure. Yes, he consciously decided to show others that he thinks for himself.
He did this recently when consciously decided not to go along with the disrespectful actions of several members of the Millikin University football team. The rest of the Millikin University football team decided that they would follow San Francisco 49er second string quarterback Colin Kaeperduck and sit or taking a knee during our national anthem, Connor Brewer had the guts to stand alone.
And yes, as you can see from the picture above, Connor Brewer did just that. While the rest of the team waited in the locker-room until after our national anthem was played before coming out, Connor Brewer had the guts to take the field and stand alone he gave respect where respect is due -- to our nation, our flag, and our national anthem.
On September 24th, several Millikin University football players decided to take page from disgraced NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick by taking a knee during the national anthem.
The community responded with outrage. And it was so apparently severe, that the Millikin University football team decided to "forge a new path." Instead of standing along the sidelines and showing a little respect for America, the nation that has provided them with more than any other nation in the history of man, the ingrates on the football team chose to sit in the locker-room and not attend pay respect to America and our national anthem.
Yes, no kidding, the rest of the team decided that they would stay in the locker room while their "fans" listened to "The Star-Spangled Banner" before the game commenced, "rather than create more furor."
And believe it or not, a Millikin University spokesman for the team had the nerve to try to justify the behavior by the team of ingrats. Their statement published in the Herald-Review read, "Rather than have our message be misunderstood or misconstrued, we are united in our decision to stay in the locker room until kickoff, during which time we will engage in a moment of reflection to personally recognize the sacrifice of so many and renew our commitment to living up to those most important words: 'with liberty and justice for all.'"
Their statement went on to say, "Please let there be no doubt that we have the utmost respect for the sacrifice made by those who served or do serve in our armed forces, including many of our family and friends. Therefore, it is our desire to do nothing that could be viewed as disrespectful of their sacrifice."
As one writer reporting on this said, "Well, the team wasn't as united as they said they were."
It's true. One of the Millikin University football team players decided that he would show others, and subsequently the world, that he is not some sort of ingrate. Yes, he stood tall on that field to show proper appreciation and thanks for America. He did what his ungrateful team members couldn't find the cojones to do.
Yes, Connor Brewer defied his teammates, his coaches, the staff, and the school, and decided the right thing is to pay respect for his country.
And because of Political Correctness, there are a number of Americans who are worried about personal repercussions when defying the anti-American sentiment that's sweeping America, it would not surprise me if Connor receives some sort of backlash for his school or his teammates. After all, it is always the case isn't it, that when a gutless group is shown for their complete lack of courage by someone who has courage -- that they turn on that person.
And while, I read someone say that Connor Brewer's actions were inconsequential, I found myself asking if that writer actually believed that or simply hoped that that would be the case. Because friends, I found what he did both important and significant in addressing the fact that it takes courage to stand up for what is right and not bow to peer pressure.
As for Connor Brewer, for his showing that his love of America, he is a true American patriot. And while some might not understand how it can be done these days, while Connor Brewer is a player fiercely loyal to his college football team, he is also fiercely loyal to the United States of America.
When the Millikin University football team decided to protest the national anthem by remaining inside the locker room, and then claiming that their's was a the "patriotic thing to do." Connor knew better and went it alone.
The Gutless Garfield High School Football Team
The story of Connor Brewer is inspirational because it speaks to the strength of conviction of a young man who has the guts to stand up against Political Correctness, even while knowing that he is going against the wishes of his peers and may have reprisals from those who can make his life miserable. But sadly, there are stories of the sheep among us. Yes, those who get on their knees.
What Connor Brewer did was in complete contrast to what took place a few weeks ago when it was reported on September 16th that the entire Garfield High School football team knelt during the national anthem before their game against West Seattle took place.
They decided to disrespect the America, our flag and our national anthem because a multi-millionaire second string football player on San Francisco 49ers Keaperdick who has decided that he wanted to protest how police treat black thugs. Not because of how the majority of blacks are killed by other blacks. Not becuase of how black thugs are trying to kill cops, even black cops. No, just how police treat black thugs.
Believe it or not, Garfield High School football team in the great state of Washington didn't have a single player with the guts enough to stand on his own and stand during our national anthem. Yes, the entire team demonstrated nothing but gutless behavior!
And along with the entire Seattle Washington Garfield High School football team that decided to take a knee instead of stand in respect of our nation during the national anthem, was their coaches and staff who knelt as well.
I understand the whole Liberal mindset in places like California, Oregon, and Washington state. And yes, I really do understand how the anti-American indoctrination of students is a constant in America's universities across the nation. But frankly, I was taken by the fact that this was going on at a high school and the coaches and staff there appeared to condone it.
Worse though, not one High School player stood up for what's right. I was absolutely surprised that not one, not a single one, none of those "boys" had the courage or the conviction, nor the guts, to defy their coaches and the peer-pressure. Not one of those ingrates had the gumption to stand, be defiant, and stand up for America.
And how about the school's responsibility in this?
By extension it obviously doesn't matter to Garfield High School that that's the case. They administration of that school and the coaching staff seem to forget their jobs is that of guiding and educating. They are not there to use children to make political statements. And yes, I blame the sorry conduct of that football team on the school administration and the sorry excuse of a coaching staff.
If the school's administration and its coaches want to be political activists and protest the police, then leave the school and join the other scum out there who also have the same warped sense of right and wrong. As for as the "boys" on the
And yes, I really believe that people like Kaeperdick and his Black Lives Matter supporters think it's OK when a police officer or a deputy is killed by some ignorant black racist with a stolen gun. If not, if I'm wrong, then why haven't they stepped forward to say it's wrong to kill law enforcement officers? They haven't because they see law enforcement as the enemy.
By extension, do the boys on the Garfield High School football team feel the same way? After all, that's what they are saying when they took a knee and supported Kaepordick and Black Lives Matter. Has anyone told them the truth about the groups they are supporting? If not, why hasn't anyone researched Black Lives Matter as I have? Why hasn't some teacher actually taken the time to educate them about the cause that Keaperdick is supporting?
I find it amazing that none of them were taught why we stand and give respect to our nation during good times and bad. None of them understand why we are truly exceptional in the world. And frankly, by their actions, it's evident that no one has ever bothered to explain to them that we're a nation that fixes things and makes them better. Yes that includes race relations, economic disparity, and other social ills.
It's just plain sad that those boys either don't know or don't care that Americans should have pride in our nation. We have spent our entire history as a nation improving things while correcting wrongs. It's just sad that we have done this while helping the world, all while enduring malicious anti-American propaganda that makes sheep do things like this.
Friends, even if no one in that ultra-Liberal part of America hadn't taken the time out to teach those boys about the evils of the hate group Black Lives Matter or how truly screwed up Kaeperduck is, I still can't believe how not one of the boys on the Garfield High School football team didn't have the balls to say "No, I'm not going along with this. I'm not going to disrespect America, our flag or our national anthem!"
I'll always remember Conner Brewer for his guts to stand alone. And yes, I'll always remember the Garland High School football team as a gutless team of weak minded children. A team where not one player had the guts to stand up for America during the national anthem. A team either not smart enough, or not mature enough, to realize that simple minds are easily influenced in the wrong way. They have proven such.
On September 16th, Garland High School football team proved they're all just sheep. Yes, just simple minded sheep following the Political Correctness crowd. Conner Brewer has proven they don't have to be that way.
And yes, that's just the way I see things.