Through what the United States has been through in the past year, one would think our country would show a sense of nationalism when it is needed most. A time to realize what it means to be an American and what we have and can accomplish in society.
Instead, there are people who utilize their attention gained for other trades, to publicly blast the country, with no legitimate reasoning or cause.
With the upcoming Olympics, pride for ones nation is everything. You represent a country that you reside in, hoping to win medals to celebrate your skill and patriotism for that country.
An Olympic hammer thrower Gwen Berry was seen protesting the National Anthem at the trials. Dan Crenshaw, Texas Republican and Former Navy Seal who wears an eye patch due to a 2012 IED blast from his time served in the military was having none of this.
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“We don’t need any more activist athletes,” Crenshaw said. “She should be removed from the team. The entire point of the Olympic team is to represent the United States of America. It’s the entire point.”
“It’s one thing when these NBA players do it. OK, we’ll just stop watching. But now the Olympic team? And there’s multiple cases of this. They should be removed. That should be the bare, minimum requirement, is that you believe in the country [you’re] representing.”
The U.S. is the country it is because countless millions of individuals live a life of freedom unknown to the vast majority of the world’s population.
“We don’t need any more activist athletes,” Crenshaw said.
The answer to all of this is so simple. If you don’t support your nation or its flag, then find another country or DON’T GO to the Olympics.