Michael Lodge, Business and Tax Adviser –
Hate rose its ugly head yesterday in our Nations Capital. A lone liberal anti Trump anti Republican gunman became a terrorist on our nations leaders. Hate rose up and it was ugly, disturbing and an attack on everyone in this nation that believes in democracy. Political hate has been growing in this nation from the beginning of the Obama presidency to this point in time with President Trump. However, it has become more dangerous because voices of hate became stronger, trying to shut down freedom of speech, attacking police officers throughout the United States, attacking the President daily from the media and even on the floor of the Congress. Hate has been getting stronger day after day, and it pushed one man who hated to try to kill.
When did Americans begin to hate each others view so much that it led to terrorist acts against other Americans?
Hate, it has caused a lot of problems in the world, but has not solved one yet. – Maya Angelou
When did Americans lose their common sense to think things through. When they become followers instead of leaders? Leaders lead with the passion to do good, not fail the nation with hate. America is better than this. We have to be very careful about this hate that is growing. Henry Cabot Lodge wrote, “Strong, generous, and confident, she has nobly served mankind. Beware how you trifle with your marvellous inheritance, this great land of ordered liberty, for if we stumble and fall freedom and civilization everywhere will go down in ruin.” Those that are pushing hate language are treading on our freedoms, our liberty and causing America to stumble and fall as a nation.
Common sense debate on our nations problems should be desired by all Americans. Hate language and shutting people down because they don’t believe as you do is not honest debate, it is corrupted by political spin because they chose to follow instead of lead. This hate from all sides must stop before our liberties are taken away because hate got out of control. You can stand up for how you believe, that is what is expected from each of us. But to stand up and hate by attacking with words and lies, this leads to evil acts against Americans and our democracy. Be careful how you treat our nation and all Americans, words of hate lead to evil and brutal destruction.
Another quote from Henry Cabot Lodge is as follows, “It sets its face rightfully against the doctrines of the Anarchist and the Communist, who seek to solve the social problems not by patient endeavor, but by brutal destruction.” He is speaking of our American values that are far different from those that present hate and evil to our democracy. What happened to America’s patient endeavor to do what is right for America instead of brutal destruction by political hate? Where is our common sense as Americans instead of a political agenda? America has to do better.
Stop the hate speech, be a patient America, be a common sense independent thinker, be leaders.
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