CCCC president: Demonstrations during Anthem no big deal, “not uncommon”


Lee County’s online snowflake newsletter and certified “safe space” is bending over backwards to defend the local community college’s defense of its students’ brazen disrespect of The National Anthem:

Republican Lee County Commissioner Kirk Smith has suggested that Central Carolina Community College basketball players “ignored Federal Law” by locking their arms in what the school has described as a non-political “show of unity” during the national anthem before a recent game against Sandhills Community College, according to emails obtained by the Rant. […] 

In response, CCCC President Bud Marchant reiterated that the students and coach had “assured me that they in no way mean any disrespect” and that “the team is showing unity.” That stance is consistent with the college’s earlier statements on the matter.

“We have checked with the National Junior College Athletic Association as well,” Marchant continued. “This is not an uncommon practice among both two and four year athletic teams.”

Nevertheless, Marchant told Smith had “placed the matter on the agenda of the next board of trustee (sic) meeting.” […]

“NOT UNCOMMON” ?  Um, seriously ????  Athletic competitions provide plenty of opportunities OUTSIDE THE PERFORMANCE OF THE NATIONAL ANTHEM to “show unity.”  The home team at the game where I observed this display by the CCCC basketball team — Sandhills Community College — showed proper respect for the anthem while it was performed.  Central Carolina’s team DID NOT.

I watch plenty of college football and basketball games.  I’ve seen plenty in-person (especially in communist-controlled Chapel Hill over the last three decades) and I’ve seen nothing but respect for the anthem.

These guys at CCCC were merely parroting what they’ve seen from Lebron James and the rest of the thugs in the NFL and NBA.   The whole locking of arms thing got started in the pros when the uproar over the anthem-kneeling got too much for the team owners to tolerate.  There is plenty of evidence all over the Internet to suggest that the arm-locking during the anthem is a political protest against “police brutality,”  “white supremacy,” “income inequality” and the rest of the Democrat / socialist talking points.

The CCCC president and his minions can babble all they want about this being a harmless show of unity.  Saying stuff over and over again doesn’t make it true or right.

The Sanford college likely has bigger problems on its hands with the revelation that its communication system was apparently used to obstruct an ICE operation in Lee County. 

I don’t know if I’d go as far as commissioner Smith in pursuing this as a violation of law.  I would highlight it as yet another example of arrogant liberal elitists, subsidized by tax dollars, thumbing their  noses at and mocking the very hard-working people who have those dollars forcibly confiscated from them each April.  

5 thoughts on “CCCC president: Demonstrations during Anthem no big deal, “not uncommon”

  1. I’m holding my breath that our Republican legislators don’t appoint the CCCC president to the UNC Board of Governors. He would fit in nicely with all the other liberal RINOs there.

  2. What we are witnessing all across the nation is a Lord of the Flies mentality! The lawless are running the institutions and
    if more Americans do NOT WAKE UP to what progressive-government schools have done to destroy our once greatest education system
    anywhere, we will be the former USSR. Kids have no understanding of the sacrifice of millions of Americans to give them a heritage of
    wealth and RIGHTS no other country on earth has. Stand up to these bullies —send in the Marines! Our battle hardened warriors could
    give them a few pointers on what miserable places there are on earth they could go live in. Unfortunately we are witnessing the generation of SPOILED BRATS!

  3. I don’t get why you’re trying to make a controversy out of nothing. This is nothing but clickbait. I know you dream of getting picked up by Rush or Hannity but stop manufacturing something to be offended about. There is no political statement in what Brad’s team is doing and it’s been happening since he took over last season. If you know the guy, you’d know that that is not what he’s about. He is a good guy and he works too hard (making next to nothing, I might add) trying to help young men get an education to be criticized for something petty like this.

    As a coach working with young black males in a public community college, you have to be careful to not force your political beliefs on them. This is a free country and everybody is free to think whatever they wanna think. Working in that capacity you can’t make kids do something they don’t want to do because we live in such a litigious society and everybody wants to sue every time they get their feelings hurt. What about the kid that’s a Muslim or Jehovah’s Witness that don’t believe in certain things? Can I make them say the Lord’s Prayer like everybody else? No. So what am I supposed to do? Not recruit these kids and give them a chance to earn an education? Get a life. About the most you can insist upon is that the kids stand. If it’s a private school or a Christian school, things are different because those kids are held to a different standard to have the privilege of attending those schools Trust me, the state and the community colleges and the community college system don’t want to have to deal with controversy and headaches they’d get when the crazy leftists at WRAL and the News and Distorter come rolling down from Raleigh asking about why you’re violating a kid’s rights. If they’re showing unity and trying to be a team, leave them the hell alone.

    I am as hardcore of a conservative as anybody, but you’re reaching for something to be offended by in this case. That makes you worse than the snowflakes because at least we know they’re ignorant as hell. Your elected official needs to get back to work and worry about stuff that matters like lowering taxes. Leave Brad alone and let him coach his team.

    1. Why does it need to be done DURING the playing of The National Anthem? Just like Kaepernick and the boys do it? Why not have your display of unity at some other time AND BEHAVE during the playing of the anthem? Apparently, every other team in the area is doing it.

      Don’r use the poor kids, we need to relate to them, excuse. It might actually do them some good to learn civilized behavior and how to act during the playing of the anthem.

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