It may have cost taxpayers over $88,000 for Vice President Pence to fly to Indianapolis and then walk out on the football game because some players knelt during the national anthem. Pence tweeted: “I left today’s Colts game because @POTUS and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem.” President Trump then tweeted that he had instructed Pence to leave the game if players knelt.
Is there anyone in America who actually thinks that Pence and Trump didn’t know that some players would kneel during the national anthem? Funny and tragic that Pence and Trump don’t think that American bombs and drones that kill foreigners who were no threat to the United States do not disrespect our soldiers, our flag, and our national anthem. I guess they believe, like many conservatives, that the flag stands for empire, hegemony, death, and destruction, but in a good way.
Reprinted with permission from LewRockwell.com.