Vice President Pence Exits Colts Game

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Earlier today, Vice President Pence made headlines after exiting an Indianapolis Colts game when San Francisco 49ers kneeled during the National Anthem. As reported by The Hill, the Vice President viewed the kneeling as an affront to America.

Further Remarks from the Vice President

After the Vice President’s exit from the Colts game, he tweeted out the following messages:

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.

At a time when so many Americans are inspiring our nation with their courage, resolve, and resilience…

…now, more than ever, we should rally around our Flag and everything that unites us…

“While everyone is entitled to their own opinions, I don’t think it’s too much to ask NFL players to respect the Flag and our National Anthem[.]

I stand with @POTUS Trump, I stand with our soldiers, and I will always stand for our Flag and our National Anthem.

Standing vs. Kneeling for the National Anthem

Over the past few weeks, standing vs. kneeling for the National Anthem has become a highly controversial subject. “#TakeAKnee” and “#TakeAStandNotAKnee” have trended on Twitter several times. The American people seem to feel very strongly either one way or the other about this subject.

Those in favor of kneeling during the National Anthem generally cite perceived racism and injustices as their reason for refusing to stand. In their eyes, America is oppressive and discriminatory. People with this position have expressed their aversion to the National Anthem, the American flag, etc.

Conversely, those in favor of standing for the National Anthem feel very differently. They view the National Anthem as the great equalizer that unites the people of this nation, regardless of skin color. Americans who support the National Anthem are also very critical of those who kneel, stating that such an act is disrespectful to the people who have sacrificed and died for this nation.

The Vice President’s decision was greatly lauded and praised on social media by conservatives and Trump supporters. Left-leaning Americans and those in favor of kneeling were more critical.

Comments From Facebook

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Marty Strieker: Pence and Trump are wasting money proving they're racist!
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Michael Bret Gournay: Your an idiot sir  
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Marty Strieker: Michael Bret Gournayyour opinion means nothing to me lol  
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Jennie Pilkey: Michael Bret Gournay, if you're going to call someone an idiot, try using you're. Unless you're referring to Trump. Then you can refer to him as your idiot. "America, today your idiot in the White House said....."  
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Maria Lee Propst: How does wasting money prove someone is racist. People waste money all the time so is everyone racist, use facts not feelings.  
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Marty Strieker: Maria Lee Propst well dumb ass, educate yourself on the story and the history then add common sense.....oh wait, you can't figure that out - YOU are a dumb ass ;)  
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Gilbert Bartle: Marty Strieker You sir are the one in the dark facts are more white people are killed by police than blacks it is a fact that America gave black people freedom it is fact that America gave black people welfare food stamps Affirmative action and Government housing civil rights the right to vote looks like to me black people have a lot to be thankful for from Americans put that your pipe and smoke it  
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Marty Strieker: Gilbert Bartle well dumb ass #2, you are talking two different topics. You can't use facts from one topic to cover another topic. Educate yourself and focus grasshopper :) lol  
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Molly Lara: Their not racist!!!!
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Patty Katz: Is this comment 'tongue in cheek'??? Because I know you can't believe that. No one can live in this world and say that and mean that!  
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Patty Katz: Dollar amount please? How much did his spoiled little bratty minded hoax cost me and you? (grammar police- calm down)
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Gilbert Bartle: Cost No more then if he did anything else You should be more concerned how much it cost you for welfare food stamps and government housing get the point Not to mention the $10 billion Obama gave to your enemies  
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Jennie Pilkey: Gilbert Bartle, it sounds like you need to be more concerned with seeking the truth. We can see you've been subscribing to the "alternative facts" president. Here's a hint: alternative facts are actually lies. You're welcome! Have a fantastic day!!  
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Jennie Pilkey: It cost time. Time he should have spent working on health care, budget, taxes, natural disasters, babysitting the Twitter tantrum child. Leave the protests to the people, we've got it covered. (And it did cost us money too. Staying at home or working in the office is much cheaper than attending an NFL game.)  
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Maria Lee Propst: Everyone takes time to do things. It is no different than him taking a golf trip, though don't know why he would go with the protests going on. People do need to seek truth stop being hateful and being fueled by emotional opinions of political parties. I take time off on occasion I waste money on occasion so according to this conversation thread I'm racist and misguided, am I really ? Do you know me ? What are the facts ? Does anyone stay at home all the time, I know I don't.  
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Maria Lee Propst: Remember not everyone has the same opinion as someone else. Maybe he did it on purpose, maybe he had hopes for a different outcome by making an appearance, no way to really tell.  
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Gordon Cameron: Jennie Pilkey come on Jennie. You claim to be an independent. But this vocalization says otherwise. Any loss to the American people is minuscule compared to the tax dollars spent by the Omaba's on their lucrative extravagant many vacations.  
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Jennie Pilkey: And what did I say about those? Do I need to list every wasteful spending of every president to speak out about a single event? But if you want to discuss this in comparison, let's do so. Obama spent taxpayer money to go golfing, and stayed and golfed. As do most presidents. Bush did. Clinton did. And some outings and recreation can be expected, and obviously is allowed. Pence, spent taxpayer money to go to a game with full intentions of leaving before it started, to protest private employers. This was a staged political ploy. It wasn't recreational. And many people stand with the players. Just as employers don't want to be forced to pay for things their religion disagrees with, taxpayers don't want to pay for Pence to violate the Constitution. See, in the Constitution are Amendments, and the first one is about freedom of speech and expression. In it, we, as free people, are allowed to speak out without consequence FROM OUR GOVERNMENT. The NFL organization and team owners spoke out in support of their players, and in response, our GOVERNMENT spent taxpayer money to enact consequence against them. People are free to protest private and public industry, our government is not. Now, would you like to compare numbers of golf outings and costs between Obama and Trump? And Trump's family's vacations and business trips? Trump routinely attacked Obama for golfing. Trump claimed he wouldn't be on the golf course because there was so much work to be done, he'd never want to leave the White House. What were you saying about him having an ego so large he'd never tell a lie he could easily be caught in? You know he's been very busy golfing, right? Using taxpayer money to pay HIS resorts so he can not only golf, but profit, on his taxpayer funded golf trips. Obama had some lavish trips, admittedly. But Trump is on "par" to far surpass Obama's spending, and that's not including his family and their travels. I would like to see a limit it on it all. Spend within your means, or stay home. Enough is enough, as our nation is in great debt.  
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Sue Fuller Blount: Just another golden​ boy scum in the administration.
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Kasilda Kubasek: Since he decided to leave he should reimburse the taxpayers for the money waisted on this stunt
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Briony James: Paid protesting?
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Nick Hahn: Drama queen
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Paul Fanuzzi: We the people are with him🇺🇸!
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Robert Watson: FUCK PENCE
Posted ON : 10/12/2017