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Look What Happened To North Dakota Farmer 24 Hrs After Mowing Anti-Protests Message Into Field
The national anthem protest has become quite a controversial issue. Nobody seems to be exempt from taking a stand on the matter. No pun intended.
Whether they are left or right everybody is on different sides. Politicians, public servants, celebrities, veterans, everyday people, everyone is voicing their opinion. While some praise it as a form of peaceful protest against systemic racism in society, others are calling it a disgrace to the national anthem, to our veterans, and to our country.
One person, in particular, is taking a stand and voicing his opinion publically. He is a farmer from North Dakota who expressed his support by etching it into his farming fields. The President even gave him a little bit of attention on social media for showing support for the national anthem and the President. In the field, the rows read, “We stand for the national anthem.”
The farmer’s name is Gene Hanson and he is from Edgeley, North Dakota. He cut the message into a harvested field in retaliation for the NFL protests that are taking place. When speaking with Fox News he described why he disagrees with NFL protestors kneeling during the anthem. He said,
“I didn’t think it was anything about black, white or brown, or Democrat. It was about honoring our flag and our country. There’s a lot of people that died for it.”
Minnesota CBS reported,
“In a Facebook post, Trump called Hanson a “great American…who is standing up for our flag, our anthem and our country! Hanson has previously made crop messages in support of Trump. Others read “Drain The Swamp,” “Vote Trump, Never Hillary,” and “GOP Get Your Act Together.” He also gained internet attention after making a tribute to Prince following the musician’s 2016 overdose death.WDAY TV reports that Hanson’s most recent political message is about two football fields wide and took about two hours to create. The farmer told Fox and Friends that he creates the messages with his tractor and mows the letters by counting rows in the field. He then goes-up on his plane to take photos. He says an initial version of his anti-protest message contained a typo, so he had to start over.”