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LEFT: Pointing out hypocrisy

| June 28, 2020 1:00 AM

When liberals decided the Pledge of Allegiance in school was offensive to certain parties it was banned.

When they decided the Ten Commandments offended certain groups entering a courthouse, those Commandments were removed.

Statues, names of sports teams, buildings and streets have all been removed or changed because they hurt feelings, were offensive or deemed politically incorrect. Even locally, “Squaw Bay” on Lake Coeur d’Alene was changed to “Neachen Bay,” because it supposedly offended North American Indians.

While I didn’t necessarily agree with some of these changes, I understood why they occurred.

What I don’t understand is why condemning “offensive” acts only applies to those groups of people deemed worthy by left-winged liberals?

Kneeling when the National Anthem is played before athletic events OFFENDS MILLIONS of past and present military personnel, patriots and other American citizens, yet doing so will be encouraged during the upcoming NFL season. Their response when questioned? “You just don’t get it… we’re doing it in the name of social injustice.”

What they “don’t get” is the vast majority of the people they’re offending are strongly against social injustice too. Kneeling during the National Anthem will contribute more to the problem than the solution. Because the other message being sent is, the beliefs of our service personnel and patriotic citizens don’t matter.

All lives matter, because one human life, regardless of skin color or race, is no more important or valuable than another. Unfortunately, that message is being lost among condoned criminal activities.

STEVE SHAMION

Post Falls

Editor’s note: Please see today’s Press Editorial.