We must work together
To the Journal editor:
Recently there have been violent protests in Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Chicago, New York City, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Atlanta and other cities.
I believe the violent protests are led by citizens who hate this country and hate the president of this great nation even more! Few arrests have been made. Two police officers in Portland have been injured with laser attacks to their eyes!
What is the common denominator running through these cities? The mayors are all Democrats. The media reports that the show of force by the federal government only incites the rioters to take more drastic measures.
In my opinion, the view of these mayors is to let the malicious destruction of property and looting run its course. Meanwhile, property is being destroyed and the livelihood of people is being taken away.
(Some) Democrats also want to defund the police which will allow these criminal acts to continue unabated. New York City has taken $1 billion from the police department budget to use elsewhere.
Mayor de Blasio claims that the number of incarcerations in NYC is at an all time low. He simply does not want to recognize that when criminals are arrested, they are released immediately without bail to await a trial date in the future. Incarcerated criminals are being released in huge numbers due to overcrowding and the COVID-19 pandemic.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said (on July 22) that America was never that great. America will never be a great country when we allow this destruction of our cities to continue. Because a country divided will not stand (Matthew 12:25). Do we really want to see the end of our country?
I have always been a patriot, no matter who the president is. Without the people working together our country, will be destroyed and hate will triumph over patriotism and love for your fellow man.
In the Bible, Jesus states “love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you and pray for them which despitefully use you and persecute you.” (Matthew 5:44)
It would be wonderful if we could all put our differences aside and work to save our country before it is too late!