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.

POLL: What did YOU think about the 2nd GOP presidential debate?

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Wednesday was a big night for the Republican presidential candidates during the second GOP debate... OR WAS IT?

Glenn wasn't impressed with the debate. In fact, he went as far as to say it was the worst Presidential debate BY FAR he had ever seen for THIS reason: NO ONE discussed the major issues that Americans are actually facing.

Inflation has doubled Americans' grocery bills. Gas is nearing a historic record of $100/barrel. We have DOUBLED our national deficit. Bidenomics and the globalists' green agenda pose an existential threat to core American industries while we continue to fund the Ukrainian people's pensions and small businesses. It is as if our government has forgotten the American people.

It is as if our government has forgotten the American people.

Do YOU think the candidates hit the mark during the second GOP debate? Do you support Trump's decision to skip two debates in a row? Let us know in the poll below!

Do you think the 2nd GOP debate was overall positive?

Did the candidates debate issues you are concerned about?

Do you think the "real" debate was between Trump and Biden in Michigan?

Do you think any of the other GOP candidates can beat Trump? 

Do you think Trump can beat Biden? 

Do you think any other candidate besides Trump can beat Biden?

Do you think it was a mistake for Trump to miss the first debate?

Do you think it was a mistake for Trump to miss the second debate?

COVID is back! Or that is what we’re being told anyway...

A recent spike in COVID cases has triggered the left's alarm bells, and the following institutions have begun to reinstate COVID-era mandates. You might want to avoid them if you enjoy breathing freely...

Do YOU think institutions should bring back COVID-era mandates if cases increase? Let us know your thoughts HERE.

Morris Brown College

Both of Upstate Medical's hospitals in Syracuse, New York

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United Health Services in New York

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There was a time when both the Left and the Right agreed that parents have the final say in raising their children... Not anymore.

In the People's Republic of California, the STATE, not parents, will determine whether children should undergo transgender treatments. The California state legislature just passed a law that will require judges in child custody cases to consider whether parents support a child’s gender transition. According to the law, the state now thinks total affirmation is an integral part of a child’s “health, safety, and welfare.”

We are inching closer to a dystopia where the state, not the parents, have ultimate rights over their children, a history that people from former Soviet nations would feign repeating.

Glenn dove into the law AND MORE in this episode titled, "Parental Advisory: The EXPLICIT plot to control YOUR kids." To get all the research that went into this episode AND information on how YOU can fight back, enter your email address below:

If you didn't catch Wednesday night's Glenn TV special, be sure to check it out HERE!

The Biden admin has let in MORE illegal aliens than the populations of THESE 15 states

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There are currently an estimated 16.8 MILLION illegal aliens residing in the United States as of June 2023, according to the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). This number is already 1.3 million higher than FAIR's January 2022 estimate of 15.5 million and a 2.3 million increase from its end-of-2020 estimate. Even Democrats like New York City's Mayor Adams Mayor Adams are waking up to what Conservatives have been warning for years: we are in a border CRISIS.

However, this isn't the same border crisis that Republicans were warning about back in 2010. In the first two years of the Biden administration alone, the illegal alien population increased by 16 PERCENT nationwide, imposing a whopping net cost of $150.6 BILLION PER YEAR on American taxpayers. That is nearly DOUBLE the total amount that the Biden administration has sent to Ukraine.

This isn't the same border crisis that Republicans were warning about back in 2010.

These large numbers often make it difficult to conceptualize the sheer impact of illegal immigration on the United States. To put it in perspective, we have listed ALL 15 states and the District of Colombia that have smaller populations than the 2.3 MILLION illegal immigrants, who have entered the U.S. under the Biden administration. That is more than the entire populations of Wyoming, Vermont, and South Dakota COMBINED—and the American taxpayers have to pay the price.

Here are all 16 states/districts that have FEWER people than the illegal immigrants who have entered the U.S. under the Biden administration.

1. New Mexico

Population: 2,110,011

2. Idaho

Population: 1,973,752

3. Nebraska

Population: 1,972,292

4. West Virginia

Population: 1,764,786

5. Hawaii

Population: 1,433,238

6. New Hampshire

Population: 1,402,957

7. Maine

Population: 1,393,442

8. Montana

Population: 1,139,507

9. Rhode Island

Population: 1,090,483

10. Delaware

Population: 1,031,985

11. South Dakota

Population: 923,484

12. North Dakota

Population: 780,588

13. Alaska

Population: 732,984

14. Washington DC

Population: 674,815

15. Vermont

Population: 647,156

16. Wyoming

Population: 583,279