Thought for Today (9/23/2016)

A House Divided Soon Falls

When Kaepernick, who is far from oppressed, started this BS with not standing for the National Anthem, the NFL and others were all about his freedom of speech.

When other professional football players followed suit, freedom of speech was touted again.

When the lesbian soccer player, sorry don’t know her name, did the same for being an ‘oppressed’ homosexual, many lauded her ‘courage’.

Now a catcher for the Seattle Mariners expresses his opinions about the riots in Charlotte because an armed black man who refused to cooperate with a black police officer and drop his weapon got shot, and all of a sudden free speech on social media is unacceptable in MLB’s eyes.  The chants of kill cops and white people are the devil are okay but anything decrying people take responsibility for their actions is not?

We are setting double standards where it appears that free speech is okay only if it goes along with the chosen few.

Had the rioters been in Tulsa where an unarmed man was shot, it would be more understandable, but there the officer has been charged with first degree manslaughter.

No matter what your skin color is, if you don’t want to be shot by a police officer, don’t commit a crime and don’t disregard what an officer is telling you when you come in contact with the police!


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I am the Rural Iowegian of a published author and an award winning photographer. I use this space to speak my mind. God Bless.
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