To the Editor
This is my time, post 4th of July, to comment clearly about the mess us Americans, us proud, flag-waving Americans find ourselves in today.
We have been shamed, criticized, canceled, boycotted and forced to yield in silence to others' 1st Amendment Rights at the expense of our own. We have watched in silence as National and State monuments have been defaced, removed or destroyed. We have cow towed to thugs who openly threaten our citizens in the streets, our cars, grocery stores and in some cases in front of our homes. We have watched our businesses, forced by threat of boycott, bow down to factions demanding silence and financial support. We have allowed our schools to indoctrinate our children to programs divisive and false by Government sponsored unions. We have become afraid to wear signs, labels and even red ball caps out of fear of reprisal. We are a majority that fears a minority of Americans who wish to dominate, indoctrinate, re-educate or eliminate any objection to their wishes.
In other words, we are allowing a minority of liberal citizens force upon us a country, a government and a social structure of THEIR desire, not ours.
We have a Constitution which addresses and protects all minority views but does not give them the right to squash the rights of the majority in the processunlessthe majority Allows them!! My fellow Americans who gleefully celebrated with me our sacred holiday of Independence Day are staring into the abyss of never being allowed to celebrate another fireworks studded, Star-Spangled Red, White and Blue Fourth of July again. Why??! Because it offends a few of our disgruntled liberal citizens.
Even many of our elected officials have chimed in, disgusted at our RACIST flag waving party. We cannot, must not, should never allow them to speak for us. WE are the MAJORITY!! WE are a homogeneous mix of colors, languages, religions that came here hundreds of years ago or last week. WE came to be American. We came for the freedom to try to have a good life, the life we wanted to hand town to our children.
We can be silent no longer. We must unite in our communities, our places of worship and our social groups to halt this insanity before it progresses any further. Violence will not be needed.
These malcontents only need to be exposed, called out for who they are and publicly challenged. The first Amendment is our shield as well as theirs. In the end, the ballot box must always reflect the will of the majority.
I admit, our complacency is our fault. Look at recent elections. With exception of the farce that was the 2020, only a fraction of registered voters even make an effort to vote. We've become lazy, allowing small, loud groups to seem larger by our absence.
I call on any and all who read this and agree, to begin writing opinions and letters to the editors of the local newspapers. Organize to vote, talk to people in your neighborhood, show up at PTA meetings, School Board meetings, speak firmly to elected officials, make calls to Congressional Offices. In other words, take back by the same means it has been taken from you, the spirit and the forceful voice of what once was called the Silent Majority.
Refuse to be shouted down. It's okay to be angry that it has come to this. Be resolute in the goodness of our exceptionalism and stand for what we, the broad majority of this grand Country believe in and live our lives by.
Proud American and Patriot