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Friday, September 4, 2020

AMERICA TO BOYCOTT NFL: A Letter from an Old Soldier

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As the 2020 NFL season gets underway, Michael J. Matt reads an open letter written in 2016 by retired Marine Col. Jeffery Powers to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, which has recently reappeared on social media.

Powers is a decorated veteran of the Gulf War. He retired from the U.S. Marine Corps achieving the rank of Colonel, and his letter resurfaced after the NFL announced plans to sanction kneeling for the anthem during the 2020 season.

Over the past twenty years, many patriotic Americans, including our team here at Remnant TV, have expressed concern and even opposition to the Neo-con foreign policy agenda of previous administrations. We support President Donald's Trump efforts to bring our troops home from conflicts that do not serve our nation's interests.

Nevertheless, the memory of the men who gave their lives in service to our country cannot and must not be dishonored by a privileged few who are paid millions of dollars to play a game here at home, and who now lead a national campaign of protest by refusing to stand for the National Anthem.

America is not perfect and, like all countries, she has made many mistakes in the past. But immigrants from all over the world flock to this country, knowing that America has led the charge for civil rights and is the least racist nation in the world. We believe it is essential to work to make America better, and not destroy her by handing her over to those who would see her fall.

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Michael J. Matt | Editor

Michael J. Matt has been an editor of The Remnant since 1990. Since 1994, he has been the newspaper's editor. A graduate of Christendom College, Michael Matt has written hundreds of articles on the state of the Church and the modern world. He is the host of The Remnant Underground and Remnant TV's The Remnant Forum. He's been U.S. Coordinator for Notre Dame de Chrétienté in Paris--the organization responsible for the Pentecost Pilgrimage to Chartres, France--since 2000.  Mr. Matt has led the U.S. contingent on the Pilgrimage to Chartres for the last 24 years. He is a lecturer for the Roman Forum's Summer Symposium in Gardone Riviera, Italy. He is the author of Christian Fables, Legends of Christmas and Gods of Wasteland (Fifty Years of Rock ‘n’ Roll) and regularly delivers addresses and conferences to Catholic groups about the Mass, home-schooling, and the culture question. Together with his wife, Carol Lynn and their seven children, Mr. Matt currently resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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