Liberals like everything to be free…, except thought and speech!  

The First Amendment to The Constitution guarantees our freedom of speech.  If our freedom of speech is guaranteed, then by default our freedom of thought and beliefs are also protected, since our speech is just a verbalization of our thoughts.

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We may not like or agree with other people, but we must allow them to exist and say what they want, and vice versa.

For example…, The KKK and The Nazi Party are generally disliked, but they must be allowed to exist. The same could be said about Pro-life supporters versus Pro-Abortion supporters, depending on your stance here.

In America, we are allowed to dislike or hate whoever we want and for whatever reason(s).

Just as we are allowed to like or approve of whoever we want for whatever reason(s), or for no reason at all.

Racism is the latest inexcusable social infraction du jour…, but there are many forms of discrimination and -isms we all face every day regarding:

Ethnic culture.

Religion.

Geographic origins.

Current Geographic situation.

Wealth.

Politics.

Gender.

Sexual preferences.

And Education…, just to name a few.

Expressing unacceptable beliefs, in any of these areas, as determined by the liberal speech and thought police, can be detrimental to your livelihood, and social freedoms, like losing your job, being boycotted, and being harassed and even assaulted in public.

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And many of these “belief infractions” are not even close to radical in nature.

Take the latest liberal hissy fit, for instance, regarding professional football player, Drew Brees, of the New Orleans Saints.

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According to Ryan Gaydos of Fox News, “Drew Brees created an uproar Wednesday when he defended his stance against players kneeling during the national anthem…”

“While Brees was getting hammered from the likes of LeBron James, Aaron Rodgers, former wide receiver Joe Horn told ‘The Athletic’ that people like the Los Angeles Lakers superstar should get to know Brees first before making any decision.”

‘“People should not be throwing Drew Brees under the bus, and they definitely need to pump the brakes on labeling him a racist,’ Horn said. ‘I know Drew Brees. Drew has done a lot to help black families and the black community in New Orleans. If Drew Brees didn’t love black families and low-income families he wouldn’t have helped the way he has over the years. People that are criticizing him like LeBron James and other celebrities don’t know him. They need to check his resume.”

I’m sorry, Joe, but don’t you know what you say is way more meaningful than what you actually do these days?

Where you been, man?

‘“I love my race. And I love New Orleans to death. But I know Drew Brees. And Drew is a good person. And until you have walked beside him and gotten to know him, his wife and family, you definitely have to give him a pass on this one and allow Drew a chance to think about what he said and come back and make this right. And I know he will.’”

“I love my race?”

I’m sorry, again, but I can’t even relate to what that means.

Good for you though, I guess.

And you think Drew will “think about what he said and come back and make this right?”

Make what right?

Even the people defending Drew Brees are misguided, confused and displaying their own level of racism.

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“He was reacting to [LeBron] James’ comments on Twitter which read, ‘WOW MAN!! Is it still surprising at this point. Sure isn’t! You literally still don’t understand why Kap [Colin Kaepernick] was kneeling on one knee?? Has absolute nothing to do with the disrespect of and our soldiers (men and women) who keep our land free. My father-in-law was one of those.’”

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Here’s an idea SheBron…, why don’t you quit crying, put your big boy pants on and realize everyone has a right to their own beliefs and their own opinions. We don’t need you to tell us what we need to understand either.

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Personally, I don’t believe someone who plays a game for a living should be paid like they won the lottery every year…, but hey, that’s just me.

“Marcus Davenport, who is currently Brees’ teammate, tweeted his defense of the quarterback.”

‘“Drew wasn’t talking about the current protest, the riots or really anything besides HIS feelings on kneeling during the National Anthem,’ Davenport wrote. ‘He even explained what they were, the basis and that he actually stands with us. Do we have to entirely agree with him, no.’”

You better watch it, Marcus…, because OH, YES HE DOES have to agree with EVERYTHING the left professes!

I’m sure we’ll be seeing Marcus issuing a clarification of his remarks very soon, if he hasn’t already done so.  That goes for Drew Brees as well.

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“Brees told Yahoo Finance that he would never agree with players protesting during the national anthem.”

‘“I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country. Let me just tell you what I see or what I feel when the national anthem is played and when I look at the flag of the United States,’ he said.”

‘“I envision my two grandfathers, who fought for this country during World War II, one in the Army and one in the Marine Corps. Both risking their lives to protect our country and to try to make our country and this world a better place. So, every time I stand with my hand over my heart looking at that flag and singing the national anthem, that’s what I think about,’ he said.”

‘“And in many cases, that brings me to tears, thinking about all that has been sacrificed. Not just those in the military, but for that matter, those throughout the civil rights movements of the ‘60s, and all that has been endured by so many people up until this point. And is everything right with our country right now? No, it is not. We still have a long way to go. But I think what you do by standing there and showing respect to the flag with your hand over your heart, is it shows unity. It shows that we are all in this together, we can all do better and that we are all part of the solution.’”

This Drew Brees just sounds like such a terribly insensitive racist, doesn’t he?

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These protesters can try and explain their protests anyway they want, but that doesn’t stop anyone from feeling how they feel about their protests, and that is their right.

You have the right to protest anyway you like, and I have the right to not like it.

You have the right to dislike anything I say, but you don’t have the right to silence me, nor I you.

That’s it.

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The NBA (the No Brains Association) just stepped in a huge pile of Chinese crap!

…and then they put their foot in their mouths!!!

Gross!!!

Oh, yes, they, did.

And it couldn’t have happened to a nicer bunch of clueless, disingenuous, hypocrites!

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China holds the potential for the NBA to earn billion and billions of dollars in the near future and beyond.

The NBA is HUGE in China…, because the Chinese government allows it to be.

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Remember…, China does not operate quite the same way that America does.

The number of pro basketball (NBA) fans in China is twice the size of the entire U.S. population!

China is the goose that was getting ready to lay an endless supply of golden eggs for the NBA.

Then, last week, Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey felt compelled to tweet out, “Fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong.”

Saaaaay what?!

OOOOPS!

Upon learning of the tweet, the Chinese government, who is currently at odds with Hong Kong, immediately said it was going to cut ties with the NBA and the Houston Rockets in particular.

How many lives to you guess Twitter has ruined?

Well, you can add at least one more to that list.

But wait…, what happened?

What happened to NBAers snidely shooting their liberal mouths off, while being praised by their contemporaries and the left in general?

Money.

Money is what happened…, and money rules…, end of story.

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If these ultra-rich NBA prima donnas understand anything, it should be that money is the bottom line.

It’s just that some of our NBA friends are just not as smart as some of the others.
Case in point…, the aforementioned Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey.

The NBA has become pretty political and pretty outspoken the last few years.  We’ve heard from “stars” like LeBron (SheBron) James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Paul shooting their mouths off, as well as coaches Steve Kerr and Gregg Popovich.

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They have all denounced President Trump.  SheBron James has actually stooped low enough to call our president a “bum.”

“From gun control to immigration, Kerr and Popovich are typically outspoken about social issues in the United States.  However, when asked about the controversy Monday, Kerr said it was a ‘bizarre international story’ and ‘vowed to read up on it before commenting,’” according to Ben Shapiro for Fox News.

“In 2017, Commissioner Adam [take me to your leader] Silver actually tried to blackmail the city of Charlotte, North Carolina, by pulling the All-Star Game, all in an attempt to restore the so-called ‘bathroom bill’ for transgender people.”

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“Silver told CNN just last year that ‘part of being an NBA player’ is social activism and a ‘sense of an obligation, social responsibility and a desire to speak up directly about issues that are important.’ Silver stated the league wants players to ‘be multi-dimensional people and fully participate as citizens.’”

Well, apparently this “social responsibility” and “speaking up directly about issues that are important” only goes so far.

These ideals are great when attacking conservatives and President Trump, but big “no-nos” when they might cost the NBA any money.

So what did the NBA do?

Morey was forced to delete his tweet and genuflect before the Chinese communist government with an apology.

James Harden, a star on Morey’s team, then tweeted, “We apologize. We love China. We love playing there.”

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Silver and the NBA put out an apology in Chinese saying (as translated), “We are extremely disappointed in the inappropriate comment by the general manager of the Houston Rockets.”

Hmmm.  “Social activism” sure looks different these days!

It looks more like “social butt kissing” to me!

It’s amazing how many human rights violations can be excused for a couple billion dollars.

Way to stand firm on your beliefs NBA!

“President Trump mocked two of his frequent critics, NBA head coaches Steve Kerr and Gregg Popovich, because of their responses to the ongoing standoff between the league [the NBA] and China.  Mr. Trump also accused them and the NBA of ‘pandering to China’ after the league scrambled to address the aftermath of a deleted tweet from Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey that supported the human rights protests in Hong Kong.”

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“After an executive bill signing Wednesday, Mr. Trump responded to a question about China applying pressure to the NBA and went directly after Kerr, the Golden State Warriors coach.  ‘I watch this guy Steve Kerr,’ Mr. Trump said. ‘And he was like a little boy, he was so scared to be even answering the question.  He couldn’t answer the question,’ he added. ‘He was shaking “Oh, I don’t know, I don’t know.” He didn’t know how to answer the question. And yet he’ll talk about the United States very badly.’ He also brought up Popovich’s response, but said ‘he didn’t look quite as scared.’”

“Mr. Trump also took aim at the league at large.  ‘I watch the way that Kerr, Popovich, and some of the others were pandering to China and yet to our own country, they don’t – it’s like they don’t respect it,’ Mr. Trump said.”

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Well said Mr. President…, you’re right on point…, again…, as usual.

WINNING.

 

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