This month our nation celebrates our independence and separation from the British Empire in 1776. The Declaration of Independence was constructed, signed and the United States of America was birthed. The following is the preamble to the constitution that describes our freedoms in this country
“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
When we turn on our televisions today we see protest and riots everywhere. It is fine to exercise your constitutional rights to free speech and protest against immoral or unconstitutional matters. People do not have the right to riot and vandalize and hurt others and property. The media seems to define every gathering as a protest and it is not. When the protest goes from peaceful to destructive and dangerous for others then it is a riot and riots are suppose to be against the law. Everyone has the right to express themselves whether good or bad anytime they want as long as your right to express does not interfere or cause harm to someones else’s right to tranquility and freedom. And what kind of example are we showing the youth in America when all they are seeing is insults, fighting and people getting shot and arrested? Are we not civilized enough to handle matters with intelligence, peace and calmness?
People have the right to express themselves and rally together but it must be done with peace, calmness and a general respect for the opposite opinions. No one has the right to slander, defame, mock and threaten death and harm to others with words, actions, drawings, comedy, or props. This nation is acting uncivilized and barbaric. No constructive progress is being made at all.
I am quite ashamed for my grandchildren to even watch the news. It is so much of a circus. The media, the government and grown men and women are acting like spoiled,undisciplined, out of control, children.
President Trump is in office for four years and then people will have another opportunity to get out and vote. Until then respect the office and the decision of the people and grow up.
God Bless you and your families. May God bless America!!