Civil dis­obe­di­ence

Houston Chronicle Sunday - - OUTLOOK -

Re­gard­ing “Ded­i­ca­tion to ‘ci­vil­ity’ can’t be ba­sis for quash­ing protests” (Page A17, Wed­nes­day), Amer­i­cans have the right to civil dis­obe­di­ence. That doesn’t in­clude vi­o­lence or threats to kill. It’s peace­ful, pas­sive protest. Amer­i­cans have al­ways had de­bates, dis­agree­ments, peace­ful protest, pe­ti­tions and vot­ing to change leg­is­la­tion and govern­ment pol­icy. We’ve al­ways agreed to dis­agree. Now peo­ple think their opin­ion is the only opin­ion.

Let’s all grow up and go back to com­mon cour­tesy, kind­ness and us­ing the right way to do things.

Jane Mos­towitz, Hous­ton

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