Listen, Liezel. We get it. You're proud to be an American. On some delusional level (that you make readily apparent to everyone who will listen) you think that you are more "American" than born and bred Americans. I'm not saying you are or you aren't. I'm just saying that the fact that you even think this proves that at some point you fell down and hit your head on something very hard. Possibly repeatedly. I don't know. I don't know your life.
Your basis for this seems to be some idiot notion that because you appreciate America more, love the Country without apology more, and take every opportunity to wave your America flag, that God (who, incidentally, is American in case we all missed it) will let you through the red, white, and blue pearly gates before the rest of us.
Although let's be real. You're still probably in line behind Toby Keith.
But I have something to tell you, Liezel. And while I'm at it, Mel, pull up a chair.
If you guys want to insist on calling out Serena and Venus for their refusal to play Fed Cup that's fine. That's your prerogative. I think the Constitution thing says something about that. But there are consequences to what you say. And here are a few:
(1) You come off as an idiot. Though, really, Liezel, I'm not sure that can be helped even if you shut up about Fed Cup.
(2) You're pretty much guaranteeing that Serena and Venus will never play Fed Cup. Way to show them there's a "no grudges" team that's ready to take them in whenever they want. And where are you in all this, MJ? You're the one who is constantly in the press telling everyone that you want S&V to play Fed Cup. If that's true, lock your team down. These comments don't help shit.
(3) You shine a light on the fact that hmmm...in the most prestigious international athletic competition in the world, The Sisters Williams have fared pretty darn well wearing Old Glory on their backs. You've got...Fed Cup. With all disrespect: Point, Williams.
So here's a little lesson that I hope you, Liezel, and you, Mel, take to heart: MAYBE SERENA AND VENUS DON'T WANT TO PLAY BECAUSE THEY JUST DON'T LIKE FED CUP. It has nothing to do with love of country, patriotism, or loyalty and your intentional or unintentional attempts to turn it into that is distasteful.
They don't hate America. They just don't want to play Fed Cup. It's not rocket science.