Originally posted on theconservativegeek:
I know everyone is dumping on Josh Howard right now. I don’t want to do that. I actually want to help him out. First, let me thank him for being honest with us.
Josh, do you feel like the world is closing in around you? Do you need to get away? After you clear up this little drag racing trial, why don’t you take a little trip. I found a place that would suit you. You won’t have to worry about being harassed about your comments about The National Anthem. In fact, you will be held in high esteem. If only you played baseball instead of basketball, they might even adopt you. Just go to http://www.cubalinda.com/ and book a flight. You’ll feel right at home.
Unfortunately, Howard has the right to make disparaging comments because of the thousands of men and women gave their lives to defend his freedom. The very poem that became our national anthem was birthed in a battle for that freedom. I realize that one song could never fully reflect the deep love and commitment that so many of us have for this great nation, but I can’t think of any other song that comes close. People risk their lives to get into this country, albeit illegally.
Josh, try what I do when I celebrate this fine song and all that it represents. Keep your mouth shut, stand up straight, and think about those brave soldiers who served us, the brave forefathers that faced tortuous deaths, the freedoms that you enjoy, and the God that gave us the rights that we are guaranteed. If you don’t want to do that, I’d suggest that you make that little getaway destination a permanent relocation.