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We find ourselves in a battle

We are at a crossroads in our country. We are in the midst of a battle for our souls. One side is sickened by America and wants to usher in a “new America” at any cost. The other side, our side, is proud of the United States we know and love. We want to keep making it a better place by fixing problems now at hand.

We have witnessed a lawlessness being rewarded by weak mayors and governors. Entire neighborhoods have been turned over to anarchy. No thought has been given to the innocent citizens and businesses that fall within the affected areas. Do those trapped people not matter? Doesn’t government have a duty to protect them? Or are they a reasonable sacrifice made to placate the rioters and special interests?

There is absolutely nothing wrong with protesting peacefully, a right guaranteed by the First Amendment. The problem is, we are not witnessing only peaceful protests. We see lootings, burnings, beatings, shootings, murders, and destruction of businesses, buildings, statues, and the work of generations. We see “peaceful protesters” screaming at and cursing our men in blue – right up against their face shields – for hours on end. Yet the media pretends that we are witnessing just a peaceful protest.

Can you imagine the horror felt by the parent or grandparent who flips on his TV and sees their child or grandchildren – full screen – spitting, cursing, and shouting in a police officer’s face? This is not the America that we love.

“Our nation is witnessing a merciless campaign to wipe out our history, defame our heroes, and indoctrinate our children.” (President Trump, July 3, 2020)

Cassidi Shoaf

Marietta

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