Gold star mom Amanda Jacobs gave an impassioned speech in the nation’s capital on July 4 in which she blasted far-left activist Colin Kaepernick, who has been in the news recently for saying that he thinks the original American flag was offensive and for attacking the country on Independence Day.
“When I look at this country today and I tell people, and I’ve wanted to say this loud so many times, Colin Kaepernick was getting paid $14 million dollars a year to throw a ball,” Jacobs said. “My son died for $14,000 a year and he’s given more than any football player, any athlete, has ever given.”
“These two children right here you can look at a flag and say that’s Uncle Jacob,” Jacobs continued. “That’s what we are here for today, not because I wanted to be a gold star mom. I got gold stars in school for making grades but this gold star I wear every day isn’t for me, it’s because what my son chose to do without my permission, trust me, and I have a 17 year old that is doing the same thing and it’s because of what they believed.”
“And I hear these Marines that come to my house and stay for four days, you know, I got 30 Marines that sleep on my floor and it’s great but they tell us that the only thing that kept them going is when they could look up and see that flag they had hope to go back home to and I hope that this country was going to change for the better, not for the worst,” Jacobs added.
Kaepernick has consistently taken anti-American positions, including kneeling during the national anthem, saying that the original American flag is offensive, attacking America on the 4th of July, disrespecting law enforcement officials, and donating tens of thousands of dollars to a group honoring a convicted cop-killer.