Stand up for what you know is right, and judge all people fairly. Protect the rights of the poor and those who need help. – Proverbs 31:9 (ERV)
I like a good peaceful protest. That’s one of the great things about living in the United States – we have the right to protest things in which we don’t agree.
On Saturday I did a quick check of Google News to see what I could find about protests.
- There were protests for and against Planned Parenthood.
- There were protests in several locations about immigration enforcement raids.
- There were anti-Trump protests in several places
- There were protests at U.S. Senator Steve Daines’ (R-Mont.) offices last week.
I have been on both ends of protests – from attending rallies against or for an issue to working in a local senate field office where protesters showed up. Just as you would imagine there were people at both events who wanted to scream, swear, threaten, and show their anger. That’s not the way to go about it, in my opinion. There were also people who peacefully protested and gave their opinion about the issue.
If you are passionate about an issue – attend a protest and let your elected officials know about it – just be peaceful.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. – Martin Luther King, Jr.