Sad Weekend

September 26, 2017

Submitted by Terry Gaskill

 

Last weekend was a sad weekend for our country as so many people were dishonoring our flag that so many Veterans had died for over the years so we can have our freedoms we have today!

 

I agree with Trump as he remarked how disgraceful that the professional players that make millions of dollars were dishonoring our flag and how sad it was they were using our flag as disrespect to Pres. Trump.

 

I think you all know what Pres. Trump said and I agree with him 100%!

 

Terry Gaskill, Proud Veteran that lived through the Viet Nam War.

 

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  • Melissa:

    26 Sep 2017 10:36:00

    We live in a country where we have the right..actually the responsibility to protest if we see an injustice. Living here we are isolated from many things. Most everyone looks just like you, crime is not a huge issue and most feel safe to walk the streets at night. But I can tell you after moving from a larger area, this is not the case for many people. I had brown friends. I have watched punishment be much harsher for their “crimes’ than they were for me and my friends. I watched them NOT get calls for job interviews (though they had all the qualifications) because they had “unusual or ethnic” names.
    Think of it in the reverse for a minute. What is someone told you you could NOT stand for the anthem, that you could NOT say the pledge. How would you feel? We have right that so many fought for. Thank you for your service! We live in a country where we have the right to protest. This is one of the most peaceful protests I have seen in many years.
    I do not want to live in a dictatorship, where our leader demands certain things. Sticking to our American standards is easy when everyone agrees, it gets much tougher to support freedom of speech when it is someone we disagree with.
    “First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Socialist.
    Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
    Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Jew.
    Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”
    Martin Niemöller

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