I had a great opportunity to speak with on of the strongest and most successful entrepreneurs in New Jersey this morning on the show.

Steve Kalafer who is the owner of Flemington Car and Truck Country and the Somerset Patriots baseball team made a bold statement this week. He pulled his TV ads from NFL games for the rest of the 2017 season. He's outraged that the owners and the NFL leadership have done nothing to prevent the disrespect of the National Anthem and our flag by NFL players.  We discussed my article on the subject, particularly when it comes to school administrators using the First Amendment to the Constitution as their excuse for weak, cowardly behavior in the face of students who want to carry the disrespect to high school football fields.

Steve is a true patriot who understands that it's up to us as adults to teach our children to honor the nation and respect all that our great nation has to offer.

Bill Spadea is on the air weekdays from 6 to 10 a.m., talkin’ Jersey, taking your calls at 1-800-283-1015. Tweet him @NJ1015 or @BillSpadea.

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