Overnight Open Thread: George Foreman Grills #BlackLivesMatter “America The Best Thing To Happen On Earth In 200 Years”
Heavyweight boxing legend George Foreman came from a hardscrabble start, literally fighting his way to international prominence in the ring. He later became a business phenom through his George Foreman Grill, selling more than 100 million units worldwide.
Foreman spoke at the recent Freedom Fest in Las Vegas, a celebration of free minds and free markets where I was invited to speak by America’s Future Foundation. He talked about his run-ins with the law as a young man and how he regularly skipped school until a cousin jolted him into disciplining himself for a brighter future.
Foreman also said he had a “love affair” with the American flag, which I asked him about during a Q&A session. I asked what he would say to the Black Lives Matter movement about his affection for America in light of his own experiences with police.