Political activism happens in the most unlikely of places.
Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas released the following statement Monday evening regarding his absence from the Bruins’ visit to the White House this afternoon:
“I believe the Federal government has grown out of control, threatening the Rights, Liberties, and Property of the People.
This is being done at the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial level. This is in direct opposition to the Constitution and the Founding Fathers vision for the Federal government.
Because I believe this, today I exercised my right as a Free Citizen, and did not visit the White House. This was not about politics or party, as in my opinion both parties are responsible for the situation we are in as a country. This was about a choice I had to make as an INDIVIDUAL.
This is the only public statement I will be making on this topic. TT”
That an NHL Stanley Cup winning goalie feels the urge to skip out on a trip to the White House to meet the POTUS because of our current political state says enough about this country.
Thomas, a staunch conservative, refused the invite due to “political reasons,” according to Sports Illustrated. He was expected to explain why later on his Facebook page.
Is he trying to make a statement or just being a drama queen?
hat tip ZeroHedge