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New England Patriots should Change the Team name

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December 13, 1636, Salem Massachusetts is recognized as the birthday (and birthplace) of the National Guard. On this date in 1636, the first militia regiments in North America were organized in Massachusetts. 

Definition of Patriot: one who loves his or her country and supports its authority and interests (Merriam Webster, 2017)

It is clear based on recent comments an actions from owner Robert Kraft and the team's players that they do not understand the legacy, culture, and sacrifice National Guardsmen, Soldiers, Marines, Airmen, and mostly important the sacrifice American Patriots have made for the United States Flag and our National Anthem.

Supporters of this petition are not requesting any owner, player, or member of the organization to be banned, fined or lose their right to protest or to kneel, if fact we encourage the God given right of every man and women to peacefully protest under the protection of our Constitution (lawfully & peacefully).

We are simply asking the Team, please change the name: The Patriot logo and Minutemen mascots you are using symbolizes "First to Fight", National Unit, one’s love and loyalty for the Nation and the United States Anthem. A Patriot who loves, leads, and is loyal does not kneel, they only stand!

The team DOES NOT understand the meaning of being a Patriot nor do they understand what it takes to be a "Patriot" of this GREAT Nation, and therefore they should not use the name. 

We also request that the team cease and desist immediately from having mascots (reenactment actors) dressed as Revolutionary War Minutemen during home-field games. These great men did not turn their back, wave their fist or kneel for this great Nation. Again, a true Patriot only stands.

Our Great American Patriot war hero’s fought and died for this great Nation. And they did so for the Flag, National Unity, and the Anthem.

It is clear by the actions of the team’s players, they do not support love and loyalty for their country as a true Patriot, and therefore this is the reason the Team's ownership should change the name.

God Bless America! 



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