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I do not personally support the violence, the looting, or the burning of private property.

I do not support those that resort to those tactics.

Anarchy is not the solution. Fear is not an acceptable method of protest, in my opinion.

This is just my own personal opinion. Perhaps there are some that agree with the more violent methods of protests? I believe they are counter-productive. They lose the support of the people in a very short time. Even if protesting murder, it is not acceptable.

Any group that engages in these tactics does not have my support. For what it's worth.

If you ain't got the do-re-mi...

Revolution

Breathe

Trump is OK if the protests go on forever.

He believes that will put him back in the White House, because one thing voters will not tolerate is anarchy in the streets.

Trump is content to just let the violence and looting continue. He will use it to divide the people even further.

Do you think he will not?

Martin Luther King Jr's words on non-violence.

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King’s notion of nonviolence had six key principles. First, one can resist evil without resorting to violence. Second, nonviolence seeks to win the “friendship and understanding” of the opponent, not to humiliate him (King, Stride, 84). Third, evil itself, not the people committing evil acts, should be opposed. Fourth, those committed to nonviolence must be willing to suffer without retaliation as suffering itself can be redemptive. Fifth, nonviolent resistance avoids “external physical violence” and “internal violence of spirit” as well: “The nonviolent resister not only refuses to shoot his opponent but he also refuses to hate him” (King, Stride, 85). The resister should be motivated by love in the sense of the Greek word agape, which means “understanding,” or “redeeming good will for all men” (King, Stride, 86). The sixth principle is that the nonviolent resister must have a “deep faith in the future,” stemming from the conviction that “The universe is on the side of justice” (King, Stride, 88).

During the years after the bus boycott, King grew increasingly committed to nonviolence. An India trip in 1959 helped him connect more intimately with Gandhi’s legacy. King began to advocate nonviolence not just in a national sphere, but internationally as well: “the potential destructiveness of modern weapons” convinced King that “the choice today is no longer between violence and nonviolence. It is either nonviolence or nonexistence”

https://kinginstitute.stanford.edu/encyclopedia/nonviolence

The Last Day of May

And everyone is wishing for November.

After the election, everything will be much better.

But, can America make it to November?

We have seen how quickly things can change with a pandemic and riots in the street. We have seen how quickly 40 million people can lose their jobs.

We are a nation drifting rudderless, without any leadership, with no vision for our future.

And we are waiting on November?

The political Parties should be in Washington. They should be talking with each other. They should be protecting our Constitution. They are adrift with the nation.

Seven months can be a very long time.

We should remind those good citizens that they should not join in crimes against our communities.

We do not support violent protests. Like MLK, Jr., we support non-violent protests. As did Mohatma Ghandi.

With God On Our Side

Reichstag Fire

https://www.britannica.com/event/Reichstag-fire

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Reichstag fire, burning of the Reichstag (parliament) building in Berlin, on the night of February 27, 1933, a key event in the establishment of the Nazi dictatorship and widely believed to have been contrived by the newly formed Nazi government itself to turn public opinion against its opponents and to assume emergency powers.
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