Kidnapping is wrong. Shooting people is wrong. Shooting people to permanently disable them is wrong.
The Police’s job, like it says on the car, is “Protect and Serve”. If they are killing people, they are neither protecting nor serving.
Yes, Black Lives Matter. So do Asian lives. So do Hispanic lives. So do White lives. So do female lives. So do male lives. So do transgender lives. So do gay lives. So do heterosexual lives. So do senior lives, adult lives, teenage lives, and children’s lives. None of them should matter more than the others. That’s the point. The fact that some people had to say their lives matter before anyone cared is the problem. The fact that some people still deny that Black lives matter is still a problem.
“Illegal” should be akin to “immoral”. If you hold yourself to the standard of “moral”, “legal” shouldn’t be a problem. If you get arrested while being moral, there’s a problem with the law.
People shouldn’t be behind bars if they were being moral. See also: Immigration policy, children, family separation, driving while Black, in jail awaiting bail…
Physical abuse is wrong. Sexual abuse is wrong. Emotional abuse is wrong. At the very least, the first two should be illegal.
There is not Republican law and Democrat law. There is American law. It ought to be moral, and it ought to apply to everyone.
There’s a reason we don’t have a king — actually lots of them. Any politician who acts like a king and believes that’s always right doesn’t get the concept of Democracy. If they don’t understand the concept of Democracy, they shouldn’t be running it.
Experts know more than most of us about a certain thing. Health experts know more about health than most of us. It’s best if we listen to them.
People shouldn’t die because of policies. If they do, there’s a problem with the policy, and, if it happens a lot, there’s a problem with the government. If your government wants you to risk your life, they better have a darn good reason.
Really. Seriously. Is this that too hard to understand?
Resisting with Peace,
2 thoughts on “I Swear It’s This Simple.”
Bravo. Thank you for confirming what I was taught as a child and youth. Thank you for this direct and simple logic. I’ve missed reading your blog!
Thanks Lisa! I watched William Barr in snippets the other day, and I couldn’t stand all the BS under the guise of “law”.