However , it opens itself up to criticisms that its actions are hypocritical and self serving if they are deemed to be so.
This is exactly the case where this company dropped a spokesperson for exercising his God given right, which is guaranteed in the first amendment to the United States Constitution.
Brandon Marshall standing in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick is now an issue for Air Academy Federal Credit Union. Obviously freedom of speech is at war with military service as far as this credit union is concerned.
Maybe they will now hire Ryan Lochte as their new spokesperson.
Obviously freedom of speech and freedom of expression stops with being black . It now appear military service is so sacrosanct that it trumps and supersede people’s right to be treated with dignity and to have their God given right to life and liberty respected as far as it relates to this credit Union.
Denver Broncos inside linebacker Brandon Marshall..
Where is the Air Academy Federal Credit Union,during calls for justice of those murdered by police officers who swore an oath to protect life ?
In their little world nothing matters outside the little enclaves they carved for themselves .
Little enclaves with rules they designed . Rules which ignores injustice and even murder as long as it not murder of those within their cliques.
They had dogs unleashed on them, water-hoses and billy-clubs was their new existence . All for daring to expect the country for which they had shed their blood sacrificed and died for would afford them the dignity routinely experienced by others
They were denied work their white counterparts routinely got. There was no outcry from the sanctimonious hypocrites who worship military service over human dignity and the right of every human being to live with as human beings.
We may go as far back as the civil war, blacks fought and died for this land Africans occupied long before Europeans knew the earth wasn’t flat.
A Black man was the very first casualty of that war .
So whats the fixation with military service over and above the rights of citizens to speak freely?
What is the connection between defending one’s first amendment right which conflicts with military service?
I would like to have that explained to me please.
Blacks have been fighting and dying before this land became a country?
What does it say about that much ballyhooed line that soldiers sacrifice for our freedoms ?
Does that freedom only extend to Caucasians to the exclusions of blacks who dare think they are included?
Here’s what it is, it is absurdity and nonsensical hypocrisy designed to stifle dissent of police abuse.
It’s a straw man designed to snuff out protest against injustice companies like Air Academy Federal Credit Union, are comfortable with.
If every soldier who donned a uniform to fight for America returned to a country in which citizens are prevented from demonstrating against their government, then their sacrifice would have been in vain.
Not when citizens do exactly what they say they fight to guarantee……That is validation for what they say they fought for.
Although we have enjoyed Brandon Marshall as our spokesperson over the past five months, Air Academy Federal Credit Union (AAFCU) has ended our partnership. AAFCU is a membership-based organization who has proudly served the military community for over 60 years. While we respect Brandon’s right of expression, his actions are not a representation of our organization and membership. We wish Brandon well on his future endeavors.
Air Academy Federal Credit Union
Air Academy Federal Credit Union, which had been in a sponsorship deal with Marshall for the last five months, announced Friday it was ending its relationship with the Bronco. Marshall’s actions ― a protest against social injustice that followed San Fransisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision to kneel during the anthem ― were “not a representation of our organization and membership,” the credit union’s CEO, Glenn Strebb, said in a statement.
The Broncos said they respected Marshall’s decision to protest, though added they encourage members to stand during the anthem. After the game, a media relations staff member advised Marshall not to look at his Twitter mentions because “there’s gonna be a lot of hate,” MMQB reported.
“They said, ‘you might lose endorsements,’” Marshall told the publication. “I’m ready for that.”