When it comes to finding conservative voices out there in the natural American landscape, it is beginning to get ever more difficult.
We know this because, as a near-daily writer, I have to keep a close eye on the traffic that we receive here at Constitution. I can tell you, without any uncertainty, that after Facebook and Google openly declared war on the American traditionalists, we have seen a dramatic change to the traffic we receive. There is an undeniable, and frankly fascist, effort being undertaken in order to distort the First Amendment that we hold so dear, and gatekeepers such as Google and Facebook are likely only the beginning.
One shining beacon of light, however, has been Mike Rowe; former host of Dirty Jobs, and outspoken American whose views don’t always line up with the liberal media’s. The problem is, unlike some of the other blathering idiots that we are forced to endure on television, Rowe is eloquent, thoughtful, fair, and honest. Those traits are so unforgivably rare these days that even the left-leaning media cannot deny what he has to say.
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Now, 17 years to the day removed from one of our darkest hours, Mike Rowe has spoken again, and he’s made a suggestion that the nation can truly get behind.
Rowe’s comments come days after sportswear giant Nike released its 30th anniversary “Just Do It” ad campaign featuring Kaepernick, the inventor of the national anthem protests at NFL games.
Kaepernick’s ad also touts the slogan, “Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything.”
Mike Rowe was not impressed by the Kaepernick ad campaign or the “sacrifices” Kaepernick has supposedly made.
Rowe had a much better suggestion for the sweat-shop sneaker giant.
Rowe dismissed the praise of Kaepernick, arguing in a Facebook post that if Nike wanted to “put someone’s face on a billboard – someone who epitomized bravery and sacrifice,” it should’ve chosen Flight 93 passenger Tom Burnett.
“Nike’s free to celebrate whomever they wish, and Kaepernick is entitled to his opinion–kneeling, standing, or lying down,” the 56-year-old television host explained on his Facebook Monday. “But if I was going to put someone’s face on a billboard – someone who epitomized bravery and sacrifice – I might have gone another way, especially this time of year. I might have gone with this guy – Tom Burnett.”
Rowe continued, “Tom’s last act on earth was one of the most courageous things imaginable. And his last words to his wife, Deena, are among the most inspiring I’ve ever heard. Those exact words are at the top of this page, and the bottom. They were spoken 17 years ago, under conditions I hope to never experience. I’ll never forget Tom’s last words. I hope you won’t either.”
Once again, we have to hand it to Mike Rowe; he has given us hope that common sense and responsibility are not lost in this nation.
At least, not yet.