By Liberty Report Staff
The NFL has decided not to force their players to stand for the national anthem. A private organization like the NFL can make its own rules and make its own contracts with its players.
In a free society, that would be the end of the story. Government has no right to shove itself into the middle of private agreements.
But alas, America has strayed very far from a free society. President Trump tweets: “NFL: Too much talk, not enough action. Stand for the National Anthem.”
Forced to stand for a government war song in the name of freedom?
Think about that...even though government never wants you to actually think.
Force and Freedom are polar opposites.
The President should be setting a good example. He should refrain from getting involved in a private matter. Just as government has no right to force a baker to bake a cake for anyone, neither does it have a right to interfere in private decisions about what should be done during the playing of a government war song.
The President should respect private property and private contracts.
The problem is that politicians view private contracts as a nuisance.
Politicians want people to obey them....Period.
We all know people in our private lives who have this complex, right? They get into everyone's business. Everything has to be how they say it should be. They can't leave others alone to make their own decisions.
Outside of government, these types can only do so much damage to society. Most of the time you can just ignore or get yourself away from them somehow.
But politics is the playground for these types. Politics is the NFL for those who have a lust to dominate others. It's the big leagues. It's where these types of people can live out their dreams of grandeur.....and ruin society as a consequence.
When people don’t obey, the politicians look to punish the nonconformists somehow. They'll threaten you with violence, or go after your wallet. They love money, especially if they don't have to work for it.
Will Trump let the NFL and their players make their own decisions, or will he seek to force them to obey?
Perhaps President Trump will stop sending taxpayer money to the NFL so that the league can pump out military propaganda before every game.
Did you know that that’s why the NFL is so gung-ho about military propaganda? That’s our taxes that pay the NFL to put on those shows. We pay for that propaganda.
Remember that when you clock in for that 8 hr. workday. The first half hour is for financing the propaganda during Sunday's game.
The bottom line is that freedom does not come from political dictates or edicts.
Freedom just is.
It's our natural state.
It's when the bullies arrive at the scene that freedom is abridged. Aggressive force should be impermissible.
Instead (at least today) it's routine policy.