“We cannot turn on each other” (President Obama)
It has to stop. People who know me know that I am a Republican. That does not forbid me from respecting the Office of the President of the United States. It does not mean that I participate in the blanket hatred that some right wing conservatives heap upon President Obama.
There my preamble is done.
This however is a time for politics and the hateful rhetoric of all people to be set aside. Whether it be Trumps often hate filled rhetoric, or the sometimes mixed message of Black Lives Matter, we all need to stop, step back, take a deep breath and see what is happening to us as an American people.
We need to stop posting and re-posting half-truths or opinions as fact.
Do not waste your breath telling me I do not understand, BLM or Liberty Party/Tea Party/Trump messages. If you do, you are missing a MUCH bigger picture.
Rhetoric from both sides fuels the hate. The hate of a few that erupts in death, often of the innocent. As President Bush said in Dallas last week, we then go on to judge the whole by the actions of a few.
Rhetoric from political parties immediately tries to change the focus to their causes such as gun control or the uncontrolled right to own and carry a hand gun. Again do not waste your time by replying and spouting more partisan political views. If you do you are a bigger part of the problem than you realize.
We need to all sit down and face the real issues of the day and find the way.
Slain Baton Rouge Cop’s Haunting Facebook Plea:
‘Please Don’t Let Hate Infect Your Heart.’ (Montrell Jackson)