Craig Harrison

  • signed Say "No" To Nike via 2019-07-02 18:35:16 -0400
    Betsy Ross was born into a Quaker family. The Quakers were extremely active in anti-slavery movements in Great Britain (the source of American slavery) and in America beginning in the 1600’s. Betsy was a model citizen, resourceful, hardworking, and a person who overcame many tragedies in here life. She worked most of her life as an upholsterer and seamstress. But she is most remembered for her flags, and especially for the flag with the 13 stars arranged in a circle. Contrary to what Nike and Kaepernick believe, the Betsy Ross flag represents the very best of America. It does not represent slavery. It represents our founding principles of liberty and justice for all, and especially, it represents the beginning of the end of slavery in America.

    I wish Nike could find a way to celebrate all that America has done to eliminate slavery, segregation and racism. Instead of only looking to find fault. Bringing back the Betsy Ross flag shoe would be a big step in the right direction.

    Say "NO" To Nike...

    NIKE said NO to our first American flag. Just say NO to NIKE!

    After a complaint from Colin Kaepernick, NIKE withdrew a sneaker that featured an image of the 13-star Betsy Ross flag. Kaepernick and others are claiming that the iconic flag -- considered by many to be the first official flag of the United States -- is somehow racist.

    It took just hours for NIKE to bow to Kaepernick, and the shoes were pulled from the market.

    Grassfire is launching a "Just Say NO To NIKE" CITIZEN STATEMENT, rallying patriotic Americans to take a stand against NIKE and others who are determined to purge our nation under a false pretense of division and racism. Let's tell NIKE we're saying NO until the company stops it's attacks on our nation!

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    To: NIKE Officials

    I'm joining the "Just Say NO to NIKE" campaign to let you know I am outraged by your purging of the Betsy Ross flag. Because you bowed to politically correct pressure and said no to one of our nation's first official flags, I'm just saying NO to NIKE and NIKE products until you stop these attacks.

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