Tomi Lahren: A Free Speech Lesson for NFL Anthem Kneelers

In her newest Final Thoughts commentary, Tomi Lahren takes on the many NFL players who knelt for the national anthem on Sunday...

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It’s time for final thoughts.

So the Left and overpaid, whiny pro-athletes are now all about the Constitution and First Amendment. Yeah, so long as the message and speech is their own. See, they keep getting this whole free speech thing twisted so let me help ‘em out.

First of all, team owners have every right to enforce rules and standing for the anthem should be one of them – if the NFL values money, ratings, and viewership. And Roger Goodell, you disgust me. You’re the same fool who denied the Dallas Cowboys’ request to wear an Arm and Arm decal on their helmets in honor of slain police officers. Now you’re about free speech and this is the cause you choose to defend? The hatred of America, the disrespect of our country, our flag and our patriotism? Way to go.

And here’s the thing about the First Amendment, free speech and freedom of expression – Democrats, kneelers, and Leftist mainstream media hacks listen up – free speech isn’t just saying what you want to say, it’s also hearing what you don’t want to hear. See, problem is these people think they should be able to do whatever they want and no one should criticize or question it. Wrong. Your protest doesn’t get a safe space, it doesn’t get bubble wrap. You want to get political? Fine. Put it out there, disrespect the country, but don’t for one second think people like me are going to let it go unquestioned. No. I’ll be happy to remind you what that flag and that anthem mean because maybe, just maybe, it’s bigger than you and your temper tantrum.