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‘Total Star’ Madison Cawthorn Stands From Wheelchair at RNC to Honor the American Flag

Praise is pouring in for Madison Cawthorn, a Republican House candidate in North Carolina, after he stood from his wheelchair to honor the American flag. madison cawthorn stands

Cawthorn, who was injured in a car accident at the age of 18 leaving him paralyzed from the waist down, delivered an inspirational speech at the Republican National Convention, in which he implored Americans not to “cower to a mob.”

A leftist mob currently demanding complete capitulation on denouncing America.

“You can kneel before God but stand for our flag,” he said.

“Be a radical for liberty and be a radical for our republic for which I stand,” Cawthorn continued. “One nation under God, with liberty and justice for all.”


An Inspirational Moment

President Trump shared the video of the 25-year-old’s inspirational speech, while son Eric retweeted a clip of his recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

“[Madison] is a total star!” Eric captioned the video.

While Cawthorn has the intestinal fortitude to stand and support his country, many other ‘stars’ in the sporting world are embarrassing themselves by taking a knee and boycotting games over the recent shooting of Jacob Blake.

Blake, despite the media’s best efforts to paint a different story, was reported for trespassing and taking a woman’s keys, had a warrant for a violent felony and two misdemeanors, ignored commands from Wisconsin police officers, physically fought with them, and then lunged for a knife.

How did athletes handle the news of the shooting? By ignoring those facts and running away from the basketball court or baseball field, tails tucked firmly between their legs, afraid to accept the reality of what happened rather than the media’s version of events.

They, unlike Cawthorn, cowered to the mob. Disgraceful.


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Cawthorn’s inspirational moment was reminiscent of a ceremony in which World War II veteran and former presidential candidate Bob Dole received a Congressional Gold Medal.

Dole, 94-years-young at the time, stood from his wheelchair during the playing of the National Anthem.


Now that is a ‘radical for liberty.’

Not everybody was impressed with Cawthorn, however.

PBS reporter Yamiche Alcindor criticized the young Republican for engaging in a “direct rebuke” to black athletes.

“Madison Cawthorn made it a point to stand, suggesting that all Americans should stand during the pledge of allegiance [and] national anthem,” she tweeted.

“It was a direct rebuke of actions by [people] – including black athletes who are currently sitting out games – protesting police brutality,” she claimed.


President Trump earlier this year criticized Alcindor for constant negative reporting regarding the pandemic saying, “That’s why no one trusts the media anymore.”

Now there is a new reason.

Read more at the Political Insider

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance journalist focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been writing conservatively charged articles for several years in the upstate New York area, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, American Thinker,, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record. He is also Editor of one of the top conservative blogs of 2012, the Mental Recession.

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