In an act of solidarity, the Baltimore Ravens sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on August 31, 2020 pressing him to put the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act on the Senate floor to a vote. The Ravens’ twitter account commented “Ravens players and staff signed a letter to Sen. Mitch McConnell urging him to bring the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020 to the Senate floor for a vote.”
Ravens players and staff signed a letter to Sen. Mitch McConnell urging him to bring the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020 to the Senate floor for a vote. pic.twitter.com/3ZrsS1VNfY
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) August 31, 2020
According to a report from Fox Baltimore, political analyst John Dedie claims that more athletes are becoming politically active because they can.
“Professional athletes have a large voice if they choose to use it,” he remarked.
This is in contrast to four years ago, when Colin Kaepernick stood up against alleged cases of police brutality and took a knee during the national anthem, which received a significant amount of pushback from the public.
“The conversation has completely turned from five years ago when Colin Kaepernick was the antichrist to now people are looking and saying you know what he had a point,” he stated.
According to a Pew Research poll from last year, most adults expressed their acceptance of professional athletes to voice their public opinions about political matters.
Dedie does not believe that athletes going public about their political views will have a substantial effect on a team’s fan base as many would like to believe.
“If your team is winning and has a winning tradition you can go out on this limb and sit on it, when your team doesn’t have a strong winning tradition it’s easy for the fans to say I’m done with you,” he stated.
It is rather curious that Ravens are demanding justice, when one of its former stars, linebacker Ray Lewis was implicated in a double murder back in January of 2000, but was later acquitted. Despite mounting evidence that he committed the act, Lewis got off free. There were no calls by Ravens players for Lewis to be brought to justice
Thanks to the crystallization of political correctness, America is going through a collective psychosis that may be impossible for it to extricate itself from. Most social functions across America may never be the same because of the woke mob.
Texas Political Establishment Attempts to Derail Shelley Luther’s Campaign
The special election for Texas’ Senate District 30 is on pace to be one of the most heated races in the Lone Star State.
At a candidate forum on September 18, 2020, Shelley Luther, the Dallas salon owner who was jailed for opening her business in defiance of Governor Greg Abbott’s shutdown order, confronted outgoing State Senator Pat Fallon.
Fallon vacated his seat and is now backing a successor in State Representative Drew Springer.
“We don’t want somebody who’s going to be at odds with our Republican governor,” Fallon said September 18 at the Grayson County Republican Women’s Club.
I didn’t support some of the things that he has done about opening up. … So, he’s made some mistakes. He’s our Republican governor, the 80/20 rule … because you’re not going to get any bills passed unless the governor signs them.
“Let me make something clear. I am accountable to my fellow citizens in Senate District 30. Not our Governor,” Luther responded on September 19 on Facebook:
This is exactly what is wrong with Austin. Our politicians are more loyal to Abbott than us, even when they disagree with him.
I will work with Governor Abbott when he is fighting to protect the liberty of Texans, and I will oppose him when he pushes unilateral dictates that shut down our local businesses.
Fallon and Luther had a tense exchange, which was caught on video.
“You want me to go all in on this race?” Fallon questioned Luther. “I have been 5 percent in on this race. You want me to go all in on it, I’m welcome to.”
“This has become a straight-up fight between Abbott and the ‘Kumbaya’ Professional Political Class vs. the grassroots and people who remember what limited government and principles should look like,” opined conservative activist Mike Openshaw.
“Respectfully, being willing to be jailed for fighting over-reaching government shows principle; that counts for something, Patrick,” Openshaw continued.
Luther has recently received endorsements from conservative Collin County Judge Chris Hill and Young Conservatives of Texas. Springer, on the other hand, received an endorsement from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, which asserted that Luther was going down a “far right” path.
A Republican is expected to carry the senate district, which may still require a runoff if the leading candidate does not get enough votes during the first round of the special election.
Election Day will be on September 29.
Luther is viewed as the truly conservative option and many believe she could help break the political status quo in Austin that has kept conservative legislation from ever being passed.
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