To Sing or Not to Sing?

Singing the national anthem is important. It is more important than any international soccer match or track meet.
To Sing or Not to Sing?
The Reader's Turn

Singing the national anthem is important. It is more important than any international soccer match or track meet. Singing the national anthem demonstrates the devotion of Americans to the Flag, an icon for the rule of law and government by, for, and of the People.

No one is required to sing the national anthem, other than Americans serving their country and volunteers representing the USA. Given our expectation of fidelity to Duty, Honor, and Country on the part of athletes representing the USA, it is time to say goodbye to disloyal members of the American Women’s National Soccer Team. We want to hear of your disloyalty no more.

Athletes sent to international sporting events to represent the USA are not in business for themselves. They have one responsibility. That is to represent the people of the USA. They have no business promoting personal agendas or aberrant behavior. American citizens are not interested in individual grievances or the sexual orientation of team members.

The behavior of USA team members at international sporting events speaks for all Americans. Our national teams represent each of us. To fulfill their responsibilities, team members must consider the following. American people have a social contract. They have a constitution. And they have a founding document, the Declaration of Independence, which reveals our founding principles that include the creation of the people by Almighty God as free and equal citizens.

Participation of American team members in public ceremonies is not permission to disrespect the Flag in the guise of free speech. Their purpose for participation is not to discover a new identity for the American people. Our identity has been forged in fire and sanctified by the blood of patriots. We need no help from student radicals or godless communist heathens to define our being. Our social contract is captured in the sublime words of the Pledge of Allegiance:

"I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all."

The Pledge of Allegiance is our social contract that unites all Americans. Taking the Pledge of Allegiance authorizes individual membership in teams representing the USA. Members of the Communist Party USA and those refusing to recite the Pledge of Allegiance have no right to participate as members of teams representing the USA.

Your responsibility as USA team members is to conduct yourself in a manner that reflects honorably upon faithful American citizens. Your duty is to sing the National Anthem with your teammates to demonstrate full support for the Flag and the Republic for which it stands. Stand tall and proudly represent the American people or remove the uniform displaying the USA, which turncoats, Antifa rebels, and communist traitors have no right to wear.

Andrew P. O’Meara, Jr South Carolina