Bruins and Neely anti-Constitution?
Statement from Bruins player Tim Thomas: “I believe the Federal government has grown out of control, threatening the Rights, Liberties, and Property of the People. This is being done at the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial level. This is in direct opposition to the Constitution and the Founding Fathers vision for the Federal government. Because I believe this, today I exercised my right as a Free Citizen, and did not visit the White House. This was not about politics or party, as in my opinion both parties are responsible for the situation we are in as a country. This was about a choice I had to make as an INDIVIDUAL. This is the only public statement I will be making on this topic. TT”
Statement from Bruins President Cam Neely: “As an organization we were honored by President Obama’s invitation to the White House. It was a great day and a perfect way to cap our team’s achievement from last season. It was a day that none of us will soon forget. We are disappointed that Tim chose not to join us, and his views certainly do not reflect those of the Jacobs family or the Bruins organization. This will be the last public comment from the Bruins organization on this subject.”
My statement: If there had been a Republican in the White House, Thomas’ decision would have been hailed as patriotic. Am I to assume by Neely’s statement that the Bruins and Neely are against the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence? Thomas is exercising his right under those founding documents. Do the Bruins and Neely prefer another system? It’s an intellectually clumsy statement. Neely is a part of our societal problem. Philosophically he’s a dumbass.