Hayward: NFL Anthem Rules Expose the Left’s Warped View of Patriotism

When President Donald Trump praised the NFL on Thursday for requiring players to stand during the National Anthem and suggested players should quit the game – or perhaps even the country – if they cannot abide by the rule, he put his finger on the vital pressure point in America’s great social divide: the definition of patriotism.

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Trump to U.N.: America ‘Among the Greatest Forces for Good in the History of the World’

The concluding passages of President Donald Trump’s address to the U.N. General Assembly sought to define and defend patriotism – not only for Americans, although naturally his focus was on the patriotic history of his own country. Trump called for a revival of patriotic spirit around the world, in the process delivering a backhanded slap to globalism without calling it out by name.

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Maher: ‘Donald Trump Is Not a Patriot’

On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher argued that “Donald Trump is not a patriot, because a true patriot would say to Russia, ‘Look, even though you’re helping me, that’s not the way we win elections here.’”

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NFL Cracks Down on Player’s 9/11 Tribute Cleats, Police Union Vows to Pay Fine

Even as the NFL turns a blind eye to the lengthening list of players protesting America by refusing to stand for the national anthem, the league has decided to crack down on a player who announced his intention to wear cleats to memorialize the vicious terror attacks on September 11, 2001. Now a police union is vowing to pay the player’s NFL fine if he’ll wear them despite the league’s punishment.

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