Louisiana Sheriff’s Office Boycotts Ford Over Its NFL Support

The Ford Motor Company inserting themselves into this anti-American ludicrousness by NFL players (whose average arrest is one NFL player every 7 days for a violent crime) is a lose-lose situation.

Ford Motor Co., a major NFL sponsor, said in a statement it does “respect individuals’ rights to express their views, even if they are not ones we share. That’s part of what makes America great.” AutoNews

Sheriff Julian Whittington:  “Yes, the NFL players have a right to protest as they deem necessary, but we … have a right to spend our money elsewhere.”  DailyWire

In 2016 and 2017 the sheriff’s office purchased 29 vehicles from Hixson Autoplex, spending $747,132.  ShreveportNews

The letter, addressed to Hixson Ford of Alexandria, reads:

The Bossier Sheriff’s Office has, for many years now, enjoyed a pleasurable business relationship with your community. Ford vehicles have been greatly utilized with the law enforcement community both for us and throughout the entire United States. Ford has been a part of American history, and has stood for American values. However, the recent events surrounding the NFL, its players and their audacity to thumb their collective noses at the American Flag, the American military as well as their obvious disdain for the profession of law enforcement in general; forces me to take a stand.

The Bossier Sheriff’s Office will no longer purchase Ford products as long as Ford sides with those who have no regard for the men and women who protect and serve this great nation. Yes, the NFL players have a right to protest as they deem necessary, but we, the Bossier Sheriff’s Office and the taxpayers of Bossier Parish have a right to spend our money elsewhere. I realize that Ford Motor Co. has made this decision and may not necessarily be supported by your company, but, you are our dealer. It is my hope that this letter will cause you to encourage Ford Motor Co. to change their advertising choice and cease to support the NFL with advertising dollars until the NFL leadership demands its players show proper respect for our nation’s colors.

I will be sending a copy of this letter to each of the 63 other Sheriffs in the State of Louisiana, the Louisiana Sheriff’s Association President, the National Sheriff’s Association President, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police, encouraging them to take a similar stand where Ford products are concerned. We can no longer stand by idly by and allow similar the fabric of this country to be dismantled. The men and women of law enforcement make it possible for the Ford Motor Co. to do business in a safe and secure environment. It’s time they took a stand for each of them

U.S. Consul To Fund Restoration Of Israel’s Ancient Solomon Pools

Solomon’s Pools are three ancient reservoirs located in the West Bank near Bethlehem, which provided water to Jerusalem during the Second Temple Era.

One of Solomon’s pools in the West Bank.

The construction of the pools surrounded by pine trees is attributed to King Solomon who built the pools in the 2nd or 1st century BC.  King Herod completed the second phase of the pool construction to carry water to his fortress at Herodium.

The pools may have been mentioned in the Book of Ecclesiastes 2.6 when King Solomon says, “I made ponds of water for myself from which to irrigate a forest of growing trees.”

It is believed one of the Solomon pools is mentioned in John 9:1-11, in which Jesus commands a blind man to wash mud from his eyes in the pool of Siloam so he may be healed.

 “and said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which is translated, Sent). So he went away and washed, and came back seeing.” John 9:7

This is fine if the money is kept track of.

Ancient pools that provided water to Jerusalem around the time of Jesus and the Second Temple are to be restored in a $750,000 project funded by the United States, officials said Tuesday.

The three Solomon’s Pools near Bethlehem in the West Bank were built by Herod the Great around 2,000 years ago and were key sources of water for the Second Temple and the city, according to archaeologists.

An aqueduct carried the water from the pools to Jerusalem 21 kilometers away (13 miles).

In the 2,000 years since, they have fallen into disrepair and only two of the three are full with water, with the oldest one in poor condition…

The US Consulate in Jerusalem, which has provided the funds for renovations, hopes to see the pools become part of a major tourism site in the West Bank.

“This project is about more than just protecting history. It is about protecting the lives and livelihoods of the people living here today,” US Consul General Donald Blome said…

The grant comes at a time when US President Donald Trump is trying to convince Palestinian and Israeli leaders to restart stalled peace negotiations. Economic support to the Palestinians has been a key pillar of such attempts.

“(Trump) has made it clear that a necessary element for the achievement of peace would be unlocking the full potential of the Palestinian economy,” Blome added.  TimesofIsrael