Americans used to take pride in their country. Not that long ago, most people living in our country looked at our flag and National Anthem and felt a sense of pride. Everything seems to have changed when Barack Obama was elected President back in 2008. The U.S. lost its pride and started to feel shame. Obama’s goal was to destroy American values and put in place something very different.
During his eight years in office, he created more division among people than we have probably seen since the Civil War way back in 1861. What happened to the country we once knew?
Something is seriously wrong with our country when a manager of a business turns off our National Anthem because it may “offend people.”
Buffalo Wild Wings is no stranger to controversy. About a year ago they were in the news for their policy on open carry licenses. The company went on record to say they were a gun-free zone and their announcement isolated many of their customers who felt they should do away with such a policy. This time, they are in the news for something totally different but also once again very un-American.
A Buffalo Wild Wings employee in California angered customers after he muted the national anthem playing before a Monday Night NFL game despite protests. He blamed it on company policy claiming it was “too controversial.” The incident took place on the anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks back in 2001. A customer by the name of Lori took a photo of the manager and spread it around social media.
So to get that straight, on Sept. 11th, a Buffalo Wild Wings employee said it was company policy to mute the national anthem before an NFL game. So a customer by the name of Lori took a photo of the manager and spread it around social media.
A manager on staff apologized immediately for their employee but the damage was done. The franchise owner also issued an apology, clarifying that they did not have a policy against turning down the Star Spangled Banner.
Buffalo Wild Wings has suspicious policies in the first place, notably one where they refuse to serve police currently on duty because years ago they have declared their business to be a “gun free zone,” most notably after a group of eight police officers were asked to leave. At the time, the general manager of that location called the incident a “huge mistake” and apologized to the police. They really do have a gun-free zone policy, though — but it’s supposed to exclude on duty and off-duty police officers.
On the Facebook page for the Soldiers of the Hotel California (a group for active and retired correctional staff with California Department of Corrections) posted this message:
Attention Facebook friends let’s meet this coming Sunday at Buffalo Wild Wings in Eastvale CA. 10:00 AM
…and show America the respect it deserves. Let’s play the National Anthem on our cell phones loud and stand with our hand over our hearts and sing out loud before the game. Then walk out.
The Manager at the aforementioned restaurant is lowering the TV volume when the National Anthem is played at the beginning of the football game.
So let’s show him that we don’t need the sound to sing our National Anthem.
Jason Chaffetz, a Fox News contributor and former Chairman of the Oversight & Government Reform Committee in the House of Representatives posted this on Twitter when he realized that Buffalo Wild Wings was dragging their feet on a response:
— Jason Chaffetz (@jasoninthehouse) September 14, 2017
In a response a few hours later, the official Wild Wings twitter account posted this in response to the alleged policy to turn down the anthem:
“We do not have a policy about this. Our focus is always to provide a great experience for all our Guests on game day — and every day.”
Their PR team seems to have settled on that phrasing because they used that same explanation over and over and over again when questioned on Twitter:
How did we come to a place where people are offended by their own country? These very same people that talk down about our country are also the ones who leach off of the Government and benefit from our great nation. The manager who turned the Anthem off needs a history lesson to learn why America is such an amazing country. If Buffalo Wild Wings doesn’t change their tune, they are going to continue to bleed customers and rightfully so.