Ford’s reasoning – and many other companies supporting the NFL at this moment — follows the Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc fallacy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post_hoc_ergo_propter_hoc)…
That would include, but not be limited to, Under Armour, Anheuser-Busch, and Nike…
Focusing on Ford’s reasoning…
“We respect individuals’ rights to express their views, even if they are not ones we share. That’s part of what makes America great.”
To that end, Tebow took to the knee in prayer — do we have to remind you of the response Tebow received?
And now you are expecting an homage to your viewpoints for the very same thing you told Tebow not to bring to the field?
Isn’t that called hypocrisy?
To the fact that the NFL participants have the Liberty to do what they are doing is the only agreement you will find from those that defend Liberty with everything they’ve got.
And to those already buried in the Arlington National Cemetery and elsewhere around the globe, they have already given their vote on where they stand by giving it their all.
A boycott by those that disagree with the kneelers, Nike, Anheuser-Busch, Under Armour, and Ford is just as respectful of individuals’ rights to express their views, as are those who choose to remain on bended knee during our national anthem, even if they are not ones others share.
What the First Amendment does not protect is someone’s right to be as totally stupid, disrespectful, and without wisdom, as it does being intelligent, respectful, and full of wisdom.
The NFL and many of their coaches and players took a risk — and they lost and are still losing and will continue to lose.
To turn that around and justify their stupidity is your right as well dear Ford and other like-minded companies.
The human spirit will not keep supporting such short-termed displays of ignorance without finding a suitable and apropos response — and we have.
Which means many of us can boycott your products as well as the NFL — and anyone else who chooses inwardly focused acts that fracture our country so to place stupidity, selfishness and in front of knowledge, wisdom, discernment and outwardly acts that protects and builds our country.
That, dear Ford company, is part of what makes America great.
The end cannot justify the means, for the simple and obvious reason that the means employed determine the nature of the ends produced. — Aldous Huxley
Knowledge, without wisdom, makes even the highest intellect look like the greatest of ignoramuses… Anonymous