By now, you’ve probably heard about the former Democratic first selectman in Haddam, Connecticut who made national headlines with a selfish act of disrespect towards America.

Melissa Schlag decided her best attempt at relevancy in life was to kneel at town meetings when the Pledge of Allegiance is recited or the National Anthem played.

But what you might not know – and might WANT to know – is that Melissa Schlag is allegedly a business owner in the very town that she’s thrown into the national spotlight.  As a matter of fact, sources say she’s in the media business.

In case you missed it, Schlag took at knee at the July 16 Board of Selectman meeting.  She says she was primarily driven by President Trump’s meeting with Russian President Putin that day.  But she goes on in a two-page letter called “Dear America”, to list a whole litany of reasons.

She left out “because nobody pays attention to me”.

I have to wonder if she published it there because she didn’t have the courage to publish it on The Haddam Bulletin, which according to people in town, she owns.

Now in her defense… she’s only listed as a “journalist” and “layout editor” for The Haddam Bulletin.  But sources in town say she’s not public about her involvement because it would have been a conflict of interest, given her position as selectman.

Either way, if my business or my clients were advertising there, I’d want to know.  And so here’s a link to the latest edition… so everyone can begin to understand the relationship between Schlag taking a knee and the businesses that help make sure she is “privileged” enough with a pay check that she can take that knee.

Schlag has acknowledged in media reports that she’s encouraged her teen daughter to do the same.

I wonder if she’s taught her kids about how the free market operates.

There sure are a lot of veterans and patriotic Americans that are going to check out that bulletin and share this article.  I wonder what THEY have to say….

Kyle S. Reyes is the founder of The Whiskey Patriots, Chief Executive Officer of The Silent Partner Marketing,  and the National Spokesman for Law Enforcement Today. Reyes is also an acclaimed keynote speaker on patriotism and leadership, entrepreneurship and marketing by storytelling. You can follow him on Facebook.