I realize that I'm a tiny voice in a world not of my making. Only a few people actually read my posts and it's unlikely that I make any difference with them.
But, I have to try.
I don't care your skin color, political preference, education, profession, gender or desired gender. I don't care with whom or what you want to have consensual sex. I don't care if you were born in the United States or not.
I care if you hurt other people or their property. I care if you are violating the law. I care if you are violating the Constitution of the United States.
I have a primarily conservative, sometimes libertarian political view.
If you are a political liberal, try to get this through your head...I Am Not Your Enemy! I may be your political opponent in a debate. But, unless someone initiates physical violence into our debate, we are not Fighting.
Although we may hold diametrically opposing political, moral, religious or sexual views and I might argue with you about them until we are both exhausted and in desperate need of having a beer together, I will defend your right to your views with my last breath. As a matter of fact, as a Military Veteran, I took an oath to do just exactly that and I have done so for people, more than once!
You don't like Trump, whether politically or personally. Fine. I'm ready to give him time to show his true self to us. He's been in office three days. So far, he hasn't done anything to upset me and I can't imagine how he has upset you so much yet.
I didn't like Obama; politically at first and then, over time, I developed a personal dislike for the man. I voted against him both times. The first time, I took a deep breath and sat back, hoping his "Hope and Change" would be a good thing.
I participated in Tea Party rallies and "protests" as well as far too much debate here on Facebook. I bitched and whined about Obama from day one and I'm happy to bitch about him more if people would like.
I never beat up an Obama supporter. I never set fire to a car or broke a window in the name of "protest". I would be one of the first to stand between rioters and their victims, no matter who the victim might be.
One of the main reasons I got into Law Enforcement, long ago, was because I don't like bullies and I take pride in the times I stood between violent people and defenseless victims. I'd do it again today, defending the most left-wing, anti-gun, LGBT, transgender, tax and spend liberal you can find.
Knock off the violence. You only make yourselves look criminal and I believe violence does damage to your cause.