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June 20, 2020 · OPINION

Destruction of property hurts protestors’ cause

Protestors topple the statue of Albert Pike in Washington, D.C.
By Cynthia Hair

I am deeply disturbed by the death of George Floyd.

However, I do not understand the destruction of public and private property and businesses in “protest.” I just watched the statue of Confederate Brig. Gen. Albert Pike torn down in Washington, D.C., (on live TV) and saw people pull it down, cover it in epithets, spray paint and then light an American flag on fire on top of it.

Do people think they will gain respect or support in destroying things that are not theirs?

I just don’t get it. It makes me sick.
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Tony Bentley · July 9, 2020 at 12:23 am
"What the ‘black-on-black crime’ fallacy misses about race and gun deaths
The majority of U.S. gun deaths are not homicides but suicides, and white men account for 74 percent of them."
Mark House · June 30, 2020 at 11:23 am
AmericanPatriot - Domestic Terrorist position??? LOLOLOLOL, you are such a piece of work, that NEEDS fixed ASAP.

This is a diverse country that should have a diverse population of people as representatives in our governing. I have no wish to change the fact that people of color, different religions, etc. are being elected to lead. This is the United States of AMERICA not the Confederate States!

con•fed•er•a•cy (kənˈfɛd ər ə si, -ˈfɛd rə si)

n., pl. -cies.
1. an alliance between persons, parties, states, etc., for some purpose.
2. a group of persons, parties, states, etc., united by such a confederacy.
3. a combination of persons for unlawful purposes; conspiracy.
4. the Confederacy, Confederate States of America.
AmericanPatriot · June 27, 2020 at 7:41 am
You can change whatever you like to fit your domestic terrorist position.

But you can't change the fact that blacks are in, and have been in, every single elected office in America. Up to and including the office of president.

Mark House · June 26, 2020 at 2:39 pm
AmericanPatriot - Let me change up what you posted. "Imagine a country so racist it elects a white president, white governors, white senators, white house members, white mayors, chiefs of police, attorney generals on and on and on."

I don't have to IMAGINE THAT since it has been a REALITY for 244 years.
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AmericanPatriot · June 24, 2020 at 11:16 am
Imagine a country so racist it elects a half black president, black governors, black senators, black house members, black mayors, chiefs of police, attorney generals on and on and on.

Imagine so imbued with systemic racism that over and over again desperate democrats have to invent racial incidents to keep the fires of rage blazing.

Imagine a country in flames over the death of one black drug addict, while last weekend alone 104 people were shot in Chicago and no time for even one tear from the professional rabble rousers.

Only in America can so many be so enraged by so little.
sharlene · June 24, 2020 at 10:19 am
While I agree that there is a line that needs to be drawn, it's not ours to draw. Imagine living your life as a person of color and being constantly reminded of society's injustices against you by statues of men celebrated not only for "bravery" but for their dedication to racism and slavery. I'd take them down too. Our dark history belongs in a museum, not celebrated daily on the streets.
nonewtaxes · June 23, 2020 at 9:59 pm
maybe some day they will be woke and realize that they themselves are not perfect. Will they seek forgiveness from those they have aggrieved?
Truepat · June 23, 2020 at 10:55 am
You have to vote!!!
FalconDad · June 23, 2020 at 10:53 am
My middle school child even said last week the Democrat protesters pulling down historical statues and taking over city blocks appears to be a National Socialist movement like the Nazis and what, are they going to burn books next? Yes and it will look strange when Nancy Pelosi starts sporting a narrow little mustache with Biden kneeling down to her.
AmericanPatriot · June 23, 2020 at 8:13 am
Definite parallels to 1938 nazi Germany.
Pete Nowotny · June 23, 2020 at 7:02 am
Antifa is democrat's Sturmabteilung. And after destruction of monuments,liberals will start burning books. mark my words.
AmericanPatriot · June 22, 2020 at 2:54 pm
What exactly is their cause? Black lives? Thats just nonsense. If they cared about black lives they would be protesting at the offices of the democrats who turn America into third world war zones.
AmericanPatriot · June 22, 2020 at 2:51 pm
The democrat party and antifa are tightly woven together. Just like the SDS and the weathermen in the 60s.

In fact, two of their domestic terrorists were obama's pals.

Rover 530 · June 22, 2020 at 2:45 pm
The Democratic Party has nothing to do with Antifa. Antifa is a radical organization on the fringes of the political spectrum and is on it's own. Tea Party has nothing official to do with the Republican Party.

In general, this whole idea of defacing and pulling down statues without authorization is just plain lawlessness. Arrest those who are doing it.
jim goodwin · June 22, 2020 at 1:19 pm
I'm going to post this wherever I can, so forgive me if you've seen it elsewhere. The founders of BLM are Marxist and have now openly admitted it on video (not that one couldn't figure it out with a very little research).

I know people will still think the goals of BLM are pure and good. Superficially, they are. But look deeper. Try to understand their true motives.

Keep in mind, right now they're taking down statues. They're doing it because they know they can get away with it. But this does not end well. As they gain power, they will eventually come for living people (they already attempt to ruin people's livelihoods). You may think you're safe by virtue signalling. But eventually, they will come for you.

Stop supporting this heinous ideology before it's too late. Stop repeating their words!
FalconDad · June 22, 2020 at 1:13 pm
The Democrats, both elected democrats and citizen democrats need to reel these liberal antifa folks in and fix this or tell antifa and other trouble makers they are no longer supported by the Democratic Party. Maybe just call the new party Antifa. I know most Democrats are good people they just need to wake-up and distance themselves from these lunatic criminals. They even toppled Ulysses Grant’s statue without knowing who he was and what he stood for!
Pete Nowotny · June 22, 2020 at 1:03 pm
Democrats are not capable of anything else.
brandonj · June 22, 2020 at 1:01 pm
It's simple. Marxism disguised as anti-racism.
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