Kelly Stafford, NFL Player’s Wife: Instead of Kneeling, ‘Let’s Stand United’

A woman’s Instagram post saying the national anthem is “not the national police song” has gone viral. Kelly Stafford, wife of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, posted a picture of the American flag Wednesday on Instagram, calling the anthem “an exercise in how this country can endure and rise, how we can agree on its future potential, even while struggling with its present.”

“Well, you can’t have that opinion anymore,” Pat said on radio Thursday.

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick started sitting during the national anthem last year, calling it a protest against racial injustice in America. Since then, other pro football players have also elected to sit or kneel during the national anthem.

Stafford offered a kind criticism of the choice to sit or kneel and asked for unity and open-mindedness in her post, writing, “Let’s stand united against terrorists, against racism, against white supremacists, against killing of cops, against police brutality, against sex slave trafficking.. against anything that is not the ideal for this country. Let’s unite in the fact that God made us all unique and different and that is something we should cherish.”

The post has since drawn a backlash. On Thursday’s show, Glenn and Pat pointed out that social media is almost always destructive for this kind of attempt at discussion.

Glenn called Twitter a drug of sorts since people experience a dopamine rush when they get social media reactions.

“It’s the crack that makes you think you can fly,” Glenn said. “You’re taking a hit off of a drug.”

GLENN: So glad you're here. Not everybody is excited about the latest wave of national anthem protesters. One NFL player's wife, the Detroit Lions' quarterback Matthew Stafford, his wife Kelly made her opinion pretty loud and clear in an Instagram post this week. I don't know if you saw that. Pretty clear.

PAT: Yeah, she said something like the national -- I don't have it right in front of me. But she said the national anthem isn't the national police anthem.

I mean, that's so true. It's not about the police. It's -- it's about -- it's about pride in the country. And, you know, you mentioned that --

GLENN: Yeah, I'm not even sure it's about pride in the country.

PAT: I think it is. I mean, the way it was written from Francis Scott Key and the way it came about, I mean, that's definitely about love and pride in the country.

GLENN: Let's -- let's go through that in a minute. Because I'd like to go there.

Here's what she actually wrote: If you think the country can be better, stand for the ideal. If you think the answer is people showing unity, then stand with them. The anthem is not the national police song. The anthem is not the national racist song. The anthem is an exercise on how this country can endure and rise. How can we -- how we can agree on its future potential, even while struggling with its present.

PAT: That's great.

That's pretty great.

GLENN: That's -- that's great.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: That's great.

However, people were not happy with her.

PAT: I know.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: I know. Well, you can't have that opinion anymore.

GLENN: No. No.

She -- she had to respond a couple of hours later: I meant no disrespect with my last post. If you know me personally, you know I love mostly everyone and I try to be as open as possible.

PAT: Look how they send people running for the hills.

JEFFY: They sure do.

PAT: It happens every time. Stop caving in to this stuff. People need to toughen up a little bit and realize Twitter is not reality. Okay? Twitter is the sedge pool of society.

JEFFY: I don't know that I agree with that.

PAT: It's the sewer of society. That's what it is: It's garbage.

GLENN: It is -- it is the -- it's the crack that makes you think you can fly. It's the crack that makes you think that you are invincible. You're -- you're -- you're -- you're taking a hit off of a drug. These -- these Facebook and Twitter -- this is nothing more than a drug that is making you feel like you are invincible. And --

PAT: And you are. Because you're anonymous. And you can say whatever you want.

GLENN: Yep. Nobody cares.

PAT: Yep.

GLENN: It seems unless you disagree with the vast majority of people.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: That happen to be reading that and sharing that with their friends. It's not reality. And you need to know what you believe. And then just let it go. Just let it go.

There is no transparency when it comes to the Biden administration, and Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz's recent exchange with the FBI’s Jill Sanborn is just another example. When questioned about alleged involvement the FBI had on January 6, 2021, Sanborn refused to answer almost every single time.

Do our government officials still work for us? Take a look at the latest headlines: The DOJ and U.S. Army are preparing for possible conflicts with "domestic terrorists," Biden's education secretary allegedly requested the NSBA letter that suggested treating upset parents like domestic terrorists, and President Biden said if you're not with him on the Democrats' voting bills, then you're with the Confederacy. Meanwhile, the FBI won't tell Congress whether it was involved in the the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and the corporate media insists that there's nothing to see here, especially concerning Ray Epps.

The American people are concerned, and it’s "extraordinarily disturbing" how far the federal government goes to avoid answering our questions, Glenn Beck said on the radio program. There's a very odd growing trend here: Our leaders, including the unelected ones, no longer answer to the people. This must stop now.

"The question that I have is, where is the transparency? And is anyone going to be held accountable? They are not afraid of our senators. They are not afraid of Congress," he stated. "This has got to stop. They have got to answer to the law. This is an oversight committee. Who is in charge, the FBI or the people? Once the people are not in charge and are not allowed to see the secret documents, we are toast. Toast!"

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Have you ever wondered why so many insane things are happening simultaneously RIGHT NOW? Big corporations are going woke. The stock market got red-hot during a FORCED recession. Stores like Walmart and Target were allowed to stay open during the lockdown, but mom-and-pop stores on Main Street had to close, some of them forever.

On Wednesday's "GlennTV" special, Glenn Beck explains it all in this sneak-peek episode — a primer to his new book and the upcoming explosive, in-depth special: “The Great Reset: Joe Biden & the Rise of 21st-Century Fascism.” Co-author Justin Haskins joins along with Glenn’s head writer and researcher, Jason Buttrill, to answer audience questions about a topic that the media has tried to censor and “fact-check.” You will be equipped with everything you need to know about what the global elites of the world have planned for the transformation of society and YOUR life.

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After new information came out that suggests Dr. Anthony Fauci intimidated and bribed scientists into dismissing the COVID-19 lab-leak theory, Sen. Rand Paul and Fauci got into a heated debate in a Senate hearing. But instead of providing answers, Fauci accused Sen. Paul of endangering him.

Sen. Paul joined "The Glenn Beck Program" Wednesday with his response and explained why he believes "people live in fear of what [Fauci] will do to them."

"It's all about money. If you cross Tony Fauci, you don't get your money. He controls the purse strings for the entire country, the entire university system. And he's been doing it for forty years," Sen. Paul began.

"It's consistent with his arrogance, this level of arrogance that he's developed. He said several weeks ago, that he is science and any attack on him is an attack on science. Yesterday, he said anybody who opposes him is encouraging death threats," he added.

"Look, I've been on the receiving end of semi-automatic gunfire. I was 20 yards away from Steve Scalise when he almost died. I was 10 feet away from a staffer that was shot. And, you know what? The guy doing the shooting was a Bernie Sanders supporter. But not one of us, not one of the Republicans on the ball field, said, 'Oh, it was Bernie Sanders' fault.' But that's the juvenile level of personal attack that Fauci is now stooping to. He is saying that the personal threats he gets are actually the fault of his critics."

Sen. Paul continued, "But the thing is, [Fauci] needs to answer the question. Everything he did in the committee yesterday was misdirection so he didn't have to answer the question. The question was, why did he smear three scientists from Stanford, Oxford, and Harvard? Why did he smear them as fringe epidemiologists? And why did he conspire against Francis Collins to take them down in a very public way? He wouldn't answer the question."

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Over the past year, an increasing number of voices on the left have pushed for radical changes to our way of life, from reforming capitalism to enacting strict vaccine mandates. But are the American people behind these changes? A recent poll from the Heartland Institute and Rasmussen sought to find out, and the results are startling. The three-part poll asked likely voters for their thoughts on the Great Reset (half said they don't know what that is), COVID-19 authoritarianism, and whether they prefer former President Donald Trump or President Joe Biden.

The Heartland Institute's Justin Haskins joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to break down the results of this exclusive poll, including the disturbing revelation that roughly half of Democrats polled supported shockingly authoritarian COVID-19 policies. For example, nearly half of Democrats polled said they think federal or state governments should require unvaccinated people to live in "designated areas or facilitates," or essentially camps. Nearly half of Democrats supported a proposal "to fine or imprison individuals" just for questioning the efficacy of the existing COVID-19 vaccines on social media, television, radio, or in online or digital publications. And, when asked if people who refuse to get vaccinated should lose custody of their children, 20% of Democrats answered "yes."

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