I know it's been a couple of weeks since I have posted. With all that is going on right now, new President, people happy about it, people not happy about it, people acting like total asses as well as those making their voice heard, using their first amendment rights the right way, I thought I would just sit back and take it all in. I have been loath to write, because I don't like to get involved in politics in my blog if I can help it. That being said, let me express my concern with people who take an event like the inauguration of our President, (like him or not) and make it an excuse for senseless violence. We the people have the right to protest. It's a right given by our forefathers. It's a wonderful thing. BUT, if you are going to throw bricks through windows of a business whose only fault is that the building is in firing range, then you have no right to bitch when you are arrested and charged with rioting and vandalism. You should go to jail. Do not pass go! You are a punk.
There is talk of paid protestors, other countries promoting this kind of thing and celebs cheering it all on. I never thought in my life that I would agree with Michael Moore, but his statement rings true. If you want change, run for office. Start with your school board or City Council. Run for Congress or Senate, because it's not the other guy's responsibility to make the changes that you are passionate enough about to throw bricks through someone's business and drive up the cost of their goods. If you want change, get off your ass and make your voice heard through the right channels. Calmly and purposefully. Violence leads to fear...fear leads to hate, and hate leads to the dark side of the force. Peaceful protest will make your thoughts known. All for that! They will bring to the forefront all you are passionate about. Change starts with you. Raise YOUR head above the crowd. Don't think you can? What makes anyone in office different than you? Maybe THEY decided that they wanted to be the voice in the crowd that was heard. Love Trump or hate him. He made his voice heard. He told people what he was passionate about. God bless him for being that person.
So, these are my thoughts watching the events of the last few days. I don't choose sides, I am not worried about what MIGHT happen....Only what is today.
Have a great day!