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Former Football Star Herschel Walker Calls Out American Athletes for Their Pro-China Behavior

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Former college football star, NFL player, and MMA fighter Herschel Walker had choice words for the National Basketball Association and other athletes who criticize President Donald Trump but ignore China’s authoritarian policies.

Walker declared that “America is the greatest country in the world” in a tweet. Walker believes this because of America’s civil liberties, which in his view allow people “to speak and think” for themselves.

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He then posed the question “during Summer Olympics will the @NBA players play for USA or China?”

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Walker is referring to the upcoming Olympics which will be taking place in Tokyo in the summer of 2020.

The NBA has been recently caught in a web of controversy since Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey took down his pro-Hong Kong protester tweets.

This decision, which was likely prompted by the NBA behind the scenes, has raised many ethical questions about the NBA’s business standards and the growing influence China has on it.

BLP reported on several sports figures such as Jason Whitlock seeing through the drama and understanding how China has had tremendous influence over the NBA due to its large presence in the NBA market.

The irony in all of this is that NBA players are afforded freedoms to criticize political figures in their country— the United States of America — whereas dissidents in China are brutally repressed.

 

 

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Texas Political Establishment Attempts to Derail Shelley Luther’s Campaign

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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.

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Fallon added:

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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