If you want to protect your community, get involved
Watching all the riots and mayhem in the cities is disheartening and does not reflect the values or interests of most citizens, especially rural folks. Most of us ‘out here’ do not espouse the radical beliefs of the extreme progressive left, including tearing down our heritage (statues), defunding our police departments, occupied zones for anarchy to take root and take over, reparations to groups who were not themselves harmed or affected, paid by people who never participated in any form of discrimination or enslavement, by themselves or their ancestors.
We are not racist, homophobic, xenophobic, or against women’s rights to control their bodies. We do not want to subordinate anyone and support equality for all. Our focus is to raise our families in a secure environment, earn a living, educate our children, protect our freedoms, liberty, and own property (when achievable).
These values are only preserved if we participate in our Constitutional Republic. For those who live in incorporated towns and cities, this means participating in your local governments. When is the last time you have gone to a local council or township meeting? Do you know you council representatives, state representative or senator? Do they know how you feel and what are your priorities? Have you been to a school board meeting? For those in unincorporated areas, do you know your King County representative and do they know your priorities and what you want for your family and how your think your tax dollars should be spent? If you can’t attend their meetings, you can certainly pen an email to them expressing your feelings and priorities. The problem with the ‘silent majority’ is that we’ve remained ‘silent’. This is inexcusable, if we expect to preserve and protect our individual rights.
“Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.” — Edmond Burke.
Speak up, speak out, participate in your community to protect and preserve your values.