By: Brian Evans
Prior to Marine Sergeant Christopher Jacobs untimely death, Christopher had always told his wife, Brittany, and his son, Christian, “go big or go home.” Sadly, on October 24, 2011, Sgt. Jacobs, who was 29 years old, was killed in a training accident in twenty-nine Palms, California. His son Christian was just eight months old at the time of his death.
Sadly, she said in a 2017 interview with the Daily Caller…
“Christian has cried wanting to know why his daddy can’t come down from heaven because he needs him. He talks about his dad daily. He doesn’t cry over it like he used to now. He’s doing better with that, but he asks questions about him.”
Brittany Jacobs, Gold Star Mother And Wife
In 2012, she visited her husbands grave in Arlington, and said…
“It hits you all over again. When I saw that it was like a smack in my face. I cried. It hurts to go back and think about it.”
Brittany Jacobs, Gold Star Mother and Wife
For a time, she tried to be strong and hold back her sorrow in front of her son in her attempt to spare him the heartache and pain, but when he caught his mother weeping, he ran to her, kissed her forehead, and gave her a big squeeze. She said…
“He knew what mommy needed, that’s my little rock.”
In 2017, they visited Arlington for Memorial Day again and had the opportunity to meet President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, who were visiting as well. Christian ran right up to President Trump and asked him if he wanted to meet his dad. Brittany said…
“You know, he’s little. He doesn’t understand how important of a person President Trump is. He just saw him as this special guy that he sees on tv, and he wanted to show him his daddy. Just the innocence of it was unbelievable.”
Brittany recalled how…
“At one point he was saying he didn’t want to be a Marine because they get killed.” However, now he says he wants to be a Marine, just like his dad! She says that the change occurred when she took him to twenty-nine Palms to see where his father died. He had served multiple combat tours in both Afghanistan and Iraq, but was killed in Twentynine Palms during an amphibious assault vehicle training mission. Christian says he wants to serve like his father, so that he can help save others from dying like his father.
On Sunday morning, Brittney Jacobs, a gold star mother, joined Fox and Friends to discuss the shoe manufacturers decision this past week to show their support for a man who has worn clothing depicting cops as pigs, while disrespecting our country’s national anthem, men and women in uniform who have put their lives on the line, and many who sacrificed everything.
Nike has already come under intense heat as their stock took a fall, following the announcement of Kaepernick as the face of their new ‘Just do it’ campaign, while they had been lambasted by the ‘Fraternal Order of Police’, as the organization slammed the now anti-servicemen and service women, anti-Police, and anti-American company. In fact, Chuck Canterbury, who serves as the National President of the Fraternal Order of Police, released a statement in which he pointing out that the “sacrifice” that Kaepernick claims to have made for his beliefs, paled in comparison to the sacrifices made daily by the police, and other heroes.
Canterbury started by acknowledging Kaepernick and others had the right to express their views, despite the fact that they have disparaged the police in America. He stopped short of calling for a boycott, because he said that boycotts many times help to enrich the company whom is targeted anyways. He said…
“If Nike chooses to create an ad campaign featuring a former quarterback who describes cops as ‘pigs’ and makes large donations to the family of a convicted cop killer and wanted fugitive, Joanne Chesimard, who murdered New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster in cold blood in 1973, they are free to do so. Colin Kaepernick and all Americans have the constitutional right to freely express their views, even if they are uninformed and inflammatory. Indeed, law enforcement officers have an obligation to defend these rights and we do so every day, even in those cases when the views expressed are hostile, hateful or offensive to the men and women of law enforcement. The Fraternal Order of Police has been called upon to boycott Nike for capitalizing on this former professional football player because he attracts controversy. In our experience, boycotts and similar exercises do not succeed and often serve only to enrich the company—which is not what we want to do. Our members and, for that matter, any American citizen, understands when the law enforcement profession is being insulted— we have no doubt they will make their purchases with that insult in mind. Since 2016, 381 officers have been killed in the line of duty. They believed in something and sacrificed everything, as did the families they left behind. All of the men and women in law enforcement believe in something and are prepared to sacrifice everything. Ultimately, this ad campaign will end and our nation will no longer associate “sacrifice” and “sneakers.” Instead, we will once again associate “sacrifice” with our fellow Americans in our military and police departments who stand in harm’s way to protect the rest of us and our right to express ourselves.”
Chuck Canterbury, Fraternal Order of Police
Also, the widow of American Sniper Chris Kyle, Taya Kyle, whose husband had the movie “American Sniper”, which was based on his story of how Kyle served as a Navy SEAL sniper in Iraq, performed multiple tours, and was awarded the Silver Star and four Bronze Star Medals. Sadly, Kyle was tragically killed by a mentally ill man he was mentoring in 2013.
Today, his wife Taya Kyle raises their two children in Texas and runs a foundation in her husband’s name. When she learned of the new Nike campaign, she immediately took to Facebook, and leveled a scathing critique against the shoe manufacturer.
Taya Kyle released the following statement to Nike and Kaepernick stating…
“Nike, I love your gear, but you exhaust my spirit on this one. Your new ad with Colin Kaepernick, I get the message, but that sacrificing everything thing…. It just doesn’t play out here. Sacrificing what exactly? A career? I’ve done that both times I chose to stay home and be with my kids instead of continuing my business climb… and it wasn’t sacrificing everything. It was sacrificing one career and some money and it was because of what I believe in and more importantly, who I believe in.
At best, that is all Colin sacrificed… some money and it’s debatable if he really lost his career over it. Maybe he sacrificed the respect of some people while he gained the respect of others. Or maybe he used one career to springboard himself into a different career when the first was waning. I don’t know. What I do know is, he gained popularity and magazine covers he likely wouldn’t have gotten without getting on his knees or as you say, “believing in something.” I’m also thinking the irony is that while I am not privy to the numbers, it’s likely he gained a lucrative Nike contract. So yeah… that whole “sacrificing everything” is insulting to those who really have sacrificed everything.
You want to talk about someone in the NFL sacrificing everything? Pat Tillman. NFL STARTING, not benched, player who left to join the Army and died for it. THAT is sacrificing everything for something you believe in.
How about other warriors? Warriors who will not be on magazine covers, who will not get lucrative contracts and millions of followers from their actions and who have truly sacrificed everything. They did it because they believed in something. Take it from me, when I say they sacrificed everything, they also sacrificed the lives of their loved ones who will never be the same. THAT is sacrificing everything for something they believe in.
Did you get us talking? Yeah, you did. But, your brand recognition was strong enough. Did you teach the next generation of consumers about true grit? Not that I can see.
Taking a stand, or rather a knee, against the flag which has covered the caskets of so many who actually did sacrifice everything for something they believe in, that we all believe in? Well, the irony of your ad..it almost leaves me speechless. Were you trying to be insulting?
Maybe you are banking on the fact we won’t take the time to see your lack of judgement in using words that just don’t fit. Maybe you are also banking on us not seeing Nike as kneeling before the flag. Or maybe you want us to see you exactly that way. I don’t know. All I know is, I was actually in the market for some new kicks and at least for now, I’ve never been more grateful for Under Armour.”
Now, Gold Star mother Brittany Jacobs further criticized the recent decision by Nike to honor the anti-American anthem kneeler Colin Kaepernick for his courage to disrespect the police, military men and women who put their lives on the line daily, and the United States. Therefore, Brittany Jacobs challenged Nike and Kaepernick to join her and her son at Arlington National Cemetery so she can show them what true sacrifice means.
Brittany Jacobs: They could have chosen anyone and they chose this person who disrespected the flag. There are so many great men and women in this country who have sacrificed everything and Colin Kaepernick, he’s not one of them… I personally would like to invite Nike and Colin Kaepernick to meet me and my son at Arlington National Cemetery and see what a true sacrifice is. See what it is absolutely like to sacrifice everything for something you believe in. And then they can personally look into the eyes of my son and see what a dear sacrifice is made.
Sadly, our nation is under constant threat from around the globe from countries like China, North Korea, Iran, radical Islamic nations, and others. However, our greatest threat is an enemy from within our own nation. A group that has spent the larger part of the last 80 years, working to infiltrate America’s major institutions from within our government, our infrastructure, and businesses and corporations like Google, Twitter, Facebook, Mainstream Media, and yes Nike. It is part of a socialist and communist agenda, which is designed to penetrate, infiltrate, and take over our nation, in order to replace our Constitutional Republic with a communist system. Today, it is up to ‘We the People’ to do our part, in upending their political coup, and protecting America, as well as our hard-fought freedoms. Sadly, Nike is just one of the credulous and sickening side-effects of their fight. Therefore, as we see our President implement a pro-American agenda that puts America and American’s first, we will continue to see Democrats form mobs that are designed to disrupt Senate and House proceedings. We will continue to see colleges and Universities threaten and silence anti-communist and pro-American speakers and rally’s. We will continue to see Democrats like Maxine Waters (CA-D), Nancy Pelosi (CA-D), Chuck Schumer, Corey Booker, and other radicals call for a ‘Resistance’ and at times violence against those who resist. We will continue to see social media companies silence socialist and communist opposition within our nation. We will continue to see the Mainstream Media call true reporting ‘Fake News’, while personally pumping out their own toxic communist propaganda garbage. Therefore, although we could boycott companies who promote anti-American culture, or tune out Mainstream Media propaganda machines, there is truly only one way to win what has become a nearly insurmountable attack on the fabric of our great nation. WE MUST FIGHT BACK, but not by tuning out or censoring opposing voices. Not by using the government to censor CNN, MSNBC, or other radically out-of-touch institutions. Instead, we must launch an all-out counter-offensive on multiple fronts. Instead of calling for the censorship or boycotting of Mainstream Media, we must tune them out. We must support pro-American media outlets, who are brave enough to publish the truth, despite threats by the Progressive-Socialist left who call for censorship. Instead of supporting anti-American Social media giants, we must use pro-America USA.Life, or Gab. Then, instead of simply deleting accounts with Twitter or Facebook, we need to call them out for blatant bias and lies within their own platforms. Instead of relying on Google to filter out what they want you to see, use Bing, Duck-Duck-Go, and USA.Life to search for unfiltered content and truth. Instead of spending our hard-earned money on Nike, Dick’s Sporting Goods products, or other companies who openly attack our nation or constitutional freedoms, buy from Reebok, Adidas, Under Armor, local retailers, or places like Hobby Lobby or Chic-Fil -A. In reality, we need to stop looking at it as a boycott, and more about consciencely spending the money we earn with people who support our morals, our values, our nation, and our God. We need to pay attention to what is going on in Washington and educate ourselves and our children about national, statewide, and local politics. Then, we need to make time to get out and help fight for candidates at all levels, who fight for those values that we hold dear. Finally, we must GET OUT AND VOTE! Not simply in Presidential elections, but in Midterm and local elections as well. We must pay attention and vote for leadership at ALL LEVELS. Then, and only then, can we save America from the cancer within, which has been rotting our nation from within the bowels of our constitutional republic, and reset our nations course for a future that would make our Founding Fathers proud, and ultimately give our children a future to look forward to that is bright, happy, and free.