Property damage a blight on country

Property damage a blight on country

Letter to the Editor:

Reading and listening to the news since the unfortunate incidents in Minneapolis and Atlanta, we have seen protests and property destroyed in the name of Black Lives Matter. The destruction of property of shop owners and to the public property in these recent “peaceful” marches is a blight on our country. This includes damage to shops and businesses owned by black members of a city or community. It’s one thing to peacefully march; it is quite another when public and private property is destroyed.

The BLM has been around for six years, and I believe is now controlled by other forces of evil. The original reason for the organization: “It (BLM) started out as a chapter-based, member-led organization whose mission was to build local power and to intervene when violence was inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes” (quoted from BLM website).

I was encouraged to write because we everyday citizens need to stand up for our country and our citizens. I’m embarrassed the way some of our citizens are behaving. I wonder if those protesting have any responsibilities or jobs, families to care for, parents who care for them or no sense of the harm they are creating for America.

I understand funding is supplied by those wanting to take over the BLM such as Antifa and other radical left-wing groups. Those groups also are supplying pallets of bricks, baseball bats, water and, of course, money to transport the protesters to the site.

Things can get out of control very quickly. The results of the BLM call to action found on its website do not include violence, knocking down statues, destroying property, beating up local police officers, burning cars and buildings, looting and stealing, and causing so much disorder.

The last few weeks, statues are being pulled down as those around cheer. History is just that: history. Even those pulling down the statues have history. Plus, the ridiculous idea of defunding the local police forces makes no sense. Major cities across America are reporting so many deaths/murders on a daily basis.

I urge more of our citizens to express their feelings about all the protests and violence and support our government to take action to resolve the situation.

From the poem by Martin Niemoller: “Then they came for me. And there was no one left to speak out for me.”

Ruth Bishop


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