To the Editor:
I am writing this letter because I live in a country where I have a right to disagree peacefully, for now.
As I witness the erosion of constitutional rights, I am frightened for what lies ahead. I remember the marches for women’s right to vote, for all American’s right to vote, the lady marching around the courthouse, the councilman in front of the city hall, the Vietnam War protest and the beat continues.
The right to kneel is just that, A RIGHT, it is irrelevant if I agree or not. So many have died so that you can burn the flag, wear it on your rear end, wrap it around their beer cans, ball it up in the closet, but you have a right to do all of that.
Please note, at no time was the kneeling about the flag, the military or our country. It was about the CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT to peacefully disagree. This specific issue of disagreement is because of the lyrics in a song.
We are setting a dangerous precedent, denying persons the right to peacefully disagree. Where will this end, and what is it that you will not be able to do?
We must unite against common enemies of this great country, and not choose to implode.
I am thankful for the free press. I would like to protest the inability to purchase Canada Dry Ginger Ale in El Dorado.
Janice Bush El Dorado