Debate: Was Tim Thomas’ action justifiable?

On January 23rd, The 2011 Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins paid a visit to the White House in honor of their championship win. Except one key player was not present; Tim Thomas, elite Boston Bruins goaltender, who said that his views and beliefs were the reason he was not present at the ceremony.

Later that evening Thomas stated the following:

“I believe the Federal government has grown out of control, threatening the Rights, Liberties, and Property of the People.

This is being done at the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial level. This is in direct opposition to the Constitution and the Founding Fathers vision for the Federal government.

Because I believe this, today I exercised my right as a Free Citizen, and did not visit the White House. This was not about politics or party, as in my opinion both parties are responsible for the situation we are in as a country. This was about a choice I had to make as an INDIVIDUAL.
This is the only public statement I will be making on this topic. TT”

Please do not make this a political debate. This is a debate in terms Thomas’ actions.

Also, think about what your reaction would be if it were Ryan Miller who didn’t attend with the team?

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