Probowler Cardinal, Patrick Peterson, Scores a Touchdown for School Choice
As the 2018 football season begins to stir in the hearts and minds of every red-blooded American, fans inevitably begin to hear stories of poor character, poor behavior and poor political crusades from our gridiron heroes. Has-been players, like Colin Kaepernick, dominate headlines with their on-field, anti-American antics and leftist politics. Unfortunately, this seemed like the “new normal” in the NFL (no fun league).
This year, however, conservatives (and all who wish to see a better life for future generations) can rejoice in the off-field activities of the Arizona Cardinals’ superstar cornerback, Patrick Peterson.
Peterson is officially both the best defense player in the League as well as the greatest celebrity champion of school choice in America. In a newly released public service announcement for the American Federation for Children, a bi-partisan nonprofit dedicated to school choice, particularly for low income families, Peterson shines in explaining how school choice “give[s] your child all the tools they need to win.”
Just this year, Arizona (already a national leader in school choice) passed comprehensive expansion of their empowerment scholarship accounts (ESAs for short). Those who qualify will be able to utilize the account to help facilitate the educational choices that best fit that individual child. The program, while under attack by teachers unions and the Left, is one of the greatest school choice accomplishments in history. Arizona’s rock star conservative Governor, Doug Ducey, was dedicated to making the bill a signature part of his first term, focusing on low-income families and closing the achievement gap for poor and minority students by expanding educational opportunity.
Peterson begins the video with a statement that should warm all our hearts:
“The most important job for me is being a dad.” He goes on to proudly endorse Arizona’s ESA program, stating, “In Arizona, you can choose the best education for your child from all kinds of preschools: public, charter, and even private schools.”
With the Cardinals in the hunt for a Superbowl championship and with Peterson dominating on and off the field, we all should rise up and cheer for #21. Peterson exemplifies all that is right in the NFL and all that is right in America. Watch the video and see for yourself.
Adam Kwasman is a former AZ state Legislator and die-hard Cardinals fan.