Haddam, CT councilwoman democrat Melissa Schlag took it upon herself to take a knee during the Pledge of Allegiance at the Haddam town meeting July 16 and did it again on the 30th. Schlag was caught on video saying the town is racist and fascist, so this should give you an idea of the type of person the town is having to deal with.
The display of disrespect to our Flag, those who have fallen defending it outraged two veterans who slammed her. Vietnam War veteran Calvin Bunnell told her “It says on my shirt, ‘If you don’t like the flag, I will help you pack your bag and get the heck out of here,’” and that she was turning her back on half the towns residents. Another video of Schlag getting schooled has a man who is being identified as a “Black veteran” (not sure why his color matters) making it clear when she is off the clock have at it, take a knee, but when she’s representing the town she needs to stand.
Black veteran slams Democrat councilwoman Melissa Schlag after she was filmed kneeling during national anthem. pic.twitter.com/0hDkAJcsRh
— Kyle Morris (@RealKyleMorris) August 3, 2018
If you’re employed by the govt, be it at local, state or federal level, to a sports team you are an employee where certain conduct is expected. Like the unidentified vet said, if you want to do this off the clock at your kids game or wherever fine, but not when you’re on the taxpayer’s dime. This is the message that needs to be made clear. We’re all for ones First Amendment right, but it’s quite hypocritical to show disrespect to the very symbol of the blanket of freedom these kneelers are taking advantage of especially when they’re an elected official.
If you hate this country, think the people are racist, bigoted, hateful etc because we don’t agree with your political views then by all means LEAVE. No one is holding a gun to your head, and in this day and age it’s safe to assume Americans will be more than happy to donate to a crowdfunding campaign to cover these haters cost to leave… so long as the renounce their citizenship and vow to never return!