The United States of America was built on Freedom: Freedom of speech. Freedom of religion. Freedom to cast our votes for leaders and laws that align with our beliefs. When our founding fathers wrote the Constitution, they didn’t list every possible “inalienable right,” but Americans have always believed those rights included the right to think freely.
We cannot sanctify violence and rioting against people and property because there’s a conservative—or a liberal—speaking at the podium or living next door.
In the mad dog rush to undermine every facet of our nation’s election results, the violence against those who didn’t vote like us or think like us is giving the finger to every one of our rights.
It’s not a wall we need to build but a bridge… from one ideology to the other. We must find common ground and come together. If we don’t, we will have a civil war where neighbors kill neighbors and family kills family. United… in some form or fashion, we stand. Divided, we fall.
I don’t know about you, but my heart is torn in pieces…