Detroit Lions owner, and chairman of the Ford Motor Co., Martha Ford, wife of the now-deceased William Clay Ford Sr., and son of Henry Ford, angered many Detroit Lions fans, as well as many Ford vehicle owners when she took to the field during the national anthem to lock arms with the players, in a show of solidarity against President Trump, and his criticism of kneeling NFL players. President Trump mentioned his disgust for the disrespect NFL players have been showing for our flag, as a way to push a Black Lives Matter agenda during a rally in Alabama, and again on Twitter. San Francisco 49’ers former QB Colin Kaepernick started the “kneeling movement” last year during the playing of the national anthem, to draw attention to Black Lives Matter’s agenda of hate, and disrespect for our law enforcement. Kaepernick even wore socks with images of cops as “pigs” with his NFL uniform to promote his campaign to denigrate our law enforcement officers.
In her efforts to appear as a “team player” with minority players, is Martha Ford putting the Ford brand in jeopardy? In her rush to appear supportive of the divisive, and many times violent group, Black Lives Matter, is she risking exposing the company’s own mostly hidden history, and the close relationship the founder of the company, Henry Ford, had with Adolph Hilter?
Founder of the Ford Motor Company, Henry Ford, made no secret of the fact that he disliked Jewish people. More precisely, he disliked “the Jew” – an abstract impression of what Ford imagined to be a sinister people bent on controlling the world.
Not only did he make no secret of his contempt, but he launched a weekly newspaper, The Dearborn Independent, in 1919 to promote his paranoid views. He pressed Ford retailers to sell subscriptions.
In the end, historians say, Ford assisted some of the greatest evil and genocide in history by fueling the anti-Semitism of Adolf Hitler and the Nazis in the 1920s. According to press reports, Hitler had a portrait of Henry Ford on his office wall and a copy of The International Jew, published by Ford, on his desk. – Crains Business Detroit
Should anyone be shocked by a Sheriff’s decision to not want to support a car brand, after their decision to openly support a movement started to create hate and distrust for our law enforcement?
The Bossier Parish (La.) Sheriff’s Office is boycotting its local Ford dealership because of Ford Motor Company’s support for protests of the National Anthem by National Football League (NFL) players at games, Sheriff Julian Whittington announced Wednesday.
Sheriff Whittington sent a letter to Hixson Ford of Alexandria notifying the dealership that his office would no longer purchase Ford vehicles for “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,” Whittington says in his letter posted on the office’s Facebook page.”
“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.”
After the letter to Hixson Automotive was received by Dallas L. Hixson, the Sheriff discussed the issue with Mr. Hixson, the Sheriff’s office told CNSNews.com. Mr. Hixson informed Sheriff Whittington that he was not aware of Ford Motor Company’s support for NFL players who wish to protest during the National Anthem or during the game.
Hixson told Sheriff Whittington that such a stance concerns him as well, and he will be taking the Sheriff’s letter with him to Detroit to present to Ford Motor Co. leadership in the near future.
Sheriff Whittington says he is sending copies of the letter to each of the state’s 63 other sheriffs, as well as both the national and Louisiana sheriffs’ associations.
National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) Executive Director Jonathan Thompson tells CNSNews.com that NSA has received the letter and that sheriffs have both the authority and obligation to authorize, or decline, purchases based on the best interests of law enforcement and their communities:
“Sheriffs have the obligation to decide which products they authorize for bids, procurements and purchases. They choose, based upon a variety of requirements and capabilities, but also whom they believe is best able to support the broad needs of law enforcement and the communities they protect…”
Since 2016, the Bossier Sheriff’s Office has spent $747,132 and purchased 29 vehicles patronizing Hixon Autoplex. The Sheriff’s Office provided the following breakdown to CNSNews.com:
In 2016, BSO purchased 14 vehicles from Hixson Autoplex, costing $346,519.50. They included:
One 2015 Ford F-150
Two 2015 Ford F-250
Six 2017 Ford Police Interceptor
One 2017 Ford Explorer
Three 2016 Ford Taurus
One 2017 Ford Taurus
In 2017, BSO purchased 15 vehicles from Hixson Autoplex, costing $400,612.50. They included:
Fifteen 2017 Ford Police Interceptor
Ford Motor Company issued a statement in late September supporting the right of the players to protest the National Anthem at NFL games, Bloomberg reports:
“Ford, for example, said the automaker would ‘respect individuals’ rights to express their views, even if they are not ones we share. That’s part of what makes America great.’” – CNS News