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To The Daily Sun,
It seems to me that we are witnessing an all out assault to kill democracy in America. The fix is in. When big money, big business Hillary lost New Hampshire in a 60-40 thumping to Bernie Sanders, who got the most delegates to the (party) convention? How do you Bernie supporters feel about getting robbed?
When anarchist "protesters," Code Pink, Occupy Wall Street, Move on, Black Lives Matter and other front groups paid for by big money fascists like George Soros and Michael Bloomberg to shut down political rallies of both parties, all of our civil rights are in danger. Political protests being a time-honored tradition in America, every one of us has the right to their own opinions. However, nowhere in the U.S. Constitution is the right to silence those who you disagree with. Article 1 of the Bill of Rights protects our personal opinions and to express them freely, especially political opinions.
I was a young college student during the Vietnam War. Back then, our country was at war among ourselves as well, with violent clashes in every state and city. Friends and families were pitted against each other about the war for years after the actual fighting was over. My father was a proud ex-Marine. As they say, once a Marine, always a Marine. As you can imagine, he and I were on polar opposites politically and I truly regret that we had a very poor relationship for many years because of it.
However, one thing that he would tell me time and again was this. He told me that even though he most strongly disagreed with my words, he would defend to the death my right to say them. Our civil rights guaranteed by the First Amendment, backed up by the force of the Second Amendment, has kept our democracy strong since 1776.
This is going to be a tumultuous year in America as once again we find ourselves at a crossroads in American history. Emotions are running high on both sides. To those who think that they can hijack an election and thwart the will of the people I say, don't push your luck.