Week 1 of the NFL season "did not score well on television," according to Forbes Media. For a nation expected to be ravenously hungry for the return of live sports, the American people haven't shown much of an appetite.

Teams and players across multiple leagues continue to use the football gridiron, basketball hardwood and baseball diamond as protest platforms -- most notably during the national anthem. That approach, apparently, isn't scoring many points with fans.

Week 3 of the season kicks off tonight when the Miami Dolphins travel to Jacksonville to face the Jaguars. So America will see in just a few hours if the kneeling and/or staying in the locker room during "The Star-Spangled Banner" continues.

+ + Patriotic Print Reflects President Trump's Call To Respect The Flag

President Trump harshly criticized the national-anthem protests by NFL players in 2017 and 2018. Back in June, when threats of 2020 NFL protests surfaced, America's Commander-in-Chief tweeted:

"OLD GLORY is to be revered, cherished, and flown high ... We should be standing up straight and tall ... There are other things you can protest, but not our Great American Flag - NO KNEELING!"

Shortly after the NFL's national-anthem protests started in 2017, "America's Artist" Jon McNaughton painted Respect the Flag. His patriotic response to the controversy features President Trump on a football field trying to clean a shredded and trampled American flag.

"When the NFL players decide to kneel as the national anthem was given, I felt sick," McNaughton says. "That flag represents the vast number of Americans who have sacrificed their lives for our nation. It is about their blood and the sacrifice of many thousands."

The popular and patriotic artist agreed with our Commander-in-Chief's reaction to the national-anthem protests. "The way Trump called out the NFL," McNaughton insists, "was an example of how a president should lead, with courage to say and do the right thing regardless of the reaction of others."

Click here or on the banner below to receive Respect the Flag in appreciation for your contribution of $35 or more to help Grassfire build:

We know that Grassfire Nation loves, appreciates and respects the Stars & Stripes and our national anthem. Most of our team members also support President Trump, too. That's why we're giving you the opportunity to purchase an 11" x 14" lithograph of Respect the Flag for a contribution of $35 or more to help us build in this crucial election year.

Grassfire made our original order for these prints back in early 2018, and we thought they were sold out two years ago. But during an inventory check, our project manager found 100 of these powerful prints that Grassfire didn't know we had. Now, we're making them available to the first 100 team members who want them.

Again, when you contribute $35 or more to help Grassfire build, we'll send you one 11" x 14" lithograph of Jon McNaughton's Respect the Flag. Plus, we'll cover the shipping. Click here to order. Thanks, in advance, for your support.

For life, liberty and limited government,

The Grassfire Team

P.S. Jon McNaughton warns: "If we do not respect the flag enough to fight for what it stands for — liberty, justice, and strength — then we will be the weakest generation." If you agree, click here or on the banner below now to receive Respect the Flag in appreciation for your contribution of $35 or more to help Grassfire build. Shipping is FREE.


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