Army veteran's cancelation is 'chilling'

Friday, March 5, 2021
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Steve Jordahl (OneNewsNow.com)

USA soccerIn one attorney's opinion, everyone in America should be alarmed that a member of USA's soccer team has been thrown off an athlete council for daring to speak out against players kneeling during the national anthem.

Seth Jahn is a U.S. Army veteran with three deployments to Afghanistan, where he sustained spinal cord injury in 2010 and was told he would never walk again. The Florida native has since climbed three of the world's tallest mountains, represented the Special Operations Command at the 2013 Warrior Games, and is pursuing his master's degree (with hopes of eventually earning his doctorate). He retired from the military in 2014 and now is on the U.S. 7v7 Paralympic team.

Jahn

But bowing to "cancel culture" pressure, the national governing body has thrown the U.S. military veteran off the U.S. Soccer Federation's Athlete Council because he gave some counter-narrative statistics about slavery and wrote about his brothers-in-arms, "Their sacrifice is tainted with every knee that touches the ground."

Matt Barber, co-founder and general counsel of Christian Civil Rights Watch (CCRW), has read Jahn's statements and does not understand what is so outrageous about them.

"There's not an offensive statement in there, from my perspective," Barber submits. "He didn't attack or point fingers at anyone individually, but his belief is that it disrespects our service troops, our flag … a nation where hundreds of thousands of men died to abolish slavery."

Barber, Matt (Christian Civil Rights Watch)Still, the cancel culture mob came calling.

"Political correctness is a barrier to truth and a pathway to tyranny, and this is a perfect example of this horrific cancel culture that we're living in," the attorney laments.

The Athlete Council has released a statement saying, "There are certain opinions that go beyond the realm of what is appropriate or acceptable." 

"When they are willing to say that there are certain opinions that go beyond what is appropriate, that is chilling," Barber responds. "That should give everyone in the United States pause."

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