Mike Rowe Chimes In On Nike's Betsy Ross Play. His Take Is Spot On.

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Posted: Jul 09, 2019 10:05 PM
Mike Rowe Chimes In On Nike's Betsy Ross Play. His Take Is Spot On.

Source: Mike Rowe/Facebook

Former "Dirty Jobs" host is one of the most insightful conservatives out there. He has a keen understanding of American history, rugged individualism and limited government. He has the ability to call out people's stupidity in the nicest, most sincere of ways. 

Rowe took to Facebook to answer one of his followers' questions: why on earth would Nike listen to washed up quarterback Colin Kaepernick?

And he couldn't have said it any better.

"I think Nike has the right to decorate their shoes with whatever flag they desire. I think Kaepernick has the right to offer marketing advice to any company that'll take it. And I think you and I have the right to purchase whatever brand of tennis shoes we choose," Rowe explained in a long Facebook post.

While every individual person and corporation has the right to make decisions, we don't have to agree with them. And, as a consumer, we can choose to spend our money with businesses that support our conservative principles.

"In other words, I’m tempted on this day to remind you that there’s nothing inherently dangerous about a sneaker company currying favor with a woke athlete, or fellow citizens complaining about displays of patriotism and military might. On the other hand, I think Ronald Reagan was right when he said we’re always one generation away from losing the freedoms we currently enjoy," Rowe said. "Along with the siren song of socialism, the persistent promise of 'free' stuff, and the breathtaking level of censorship on our college campuses, I worry about the growing belief among many that we can somehow improve our present by erasing our past; by toppling statues, outlawing 'problematic' symbols, or rewriting specific pieces of our history in ways that leave us feeling less offended."

Rowe is right. We're having an extreme shift in our country. Being patriotic, loving our nation and our flag is now seen as a bad thing. The Left has dubbed "nationalism" as a bad thing, comparable to Nazi Germany, which is the furthest thing from reality. And the comparison is, quite frankly, extremely rude.

Those who love our nation and are willing to fight for her are patriots. They're people who understand that the United States has an incredible system. No, it's not 100 percent perfect (what ever really is?) but it's pretty darn flawless. We've lasted hundreds of years. That should tell you something. How many other civilizations have fallen over the years? 

The epidemic taking place in our country isn't about people being upset with a flag on a pair of shoes. It's this idea that anyone and everyone should be censored if someone else is triggered. How many times have we seen this?

People don't like statues of General Robert E. Lee from the Civil War so people want it pulled down. 

People don't like the Betsy Ross flag on a pair of Nike shoes, so what happens? Nike pulls the line of shoes. 

Conservative commentators upset progressives if they give a talk at a college campus so their appearances get canceled. 

We're so focused on always making sure everyone is in a "safe space" that we're neglecting to teach our youth our history and what makes our country so amazing. We're neglecting to teach our youth the value of having relationships with other people, respecting our differences and understanding that we each have a right to our personal beliefs, even if we don't always see eye-to-eye.