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What do the women’s march, black lives matter, KKK, and a Trump Rally have in common? We will get to that in a few paragraphs.

Firstly, I wish I could throw tear gas, smoke grenades, and maybe even percussion grenades into the crowd at the first three as I do not like their ideas nor their rhetoric. But, I won’t because of that pesky common thread.

All of these groups and all the others out there deserve your tolerance. Not because you agree with them, and I am sure you don’t in many cases, but because of that pesky common thread.

Now, have you figured out the common thread?

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The common thread is the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America. “the right of the people peaceably to assemble”.

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Right now, Police are trampling on it allowing violence to continue when they have the power and duty to stop it. Violent protestors are trampling it with the approval of the Police. The Democratic wing of government is trampling on it supporting protestors and calling for the fall of the government.  They all want their voices heard and no one else’s.  They are all willing to resort to and or condone violence to silence the other side of the conversation.  Incidentally, that right to not have anyone “abridging the freedom of speech” is also in the First Amendment.  It is time it STOPS. The police are there to protect their citizens.  The FBI and the DOJ are the peoples protection from having their civil rights abrogated.  It is time they do their jobs and uphold their oaths to “Protect and Serve”.

The Federal Government should be protecting all these groups and arresting anyone who becomes violent at their rallies or marches. Their civil rights are being trampled upon when violence not caused by them erupts. Their civil rights are being trampled upon when they are not allowed to speak to people that are interested because of interruptions by violent thugs who only want their own voice heard and to silence the voice of contradictory thoughts.

Now, I respect the police immensely. I do not support them standing by and watching while the Constitution is trampled upon by the violent protesters.  The Federal Bureau of Investigations under the auspices of the United States Department of Justice should round up the violent persons at these venues and throw them in jail for a long, long, long time.  The FBI should round up all the Police Officers who refuse to do their job and let them visit the bar hotel for a while as well.

Since the Police, FBI, and DOJ refuse to do their collective jobs, maybe it is time for the Second Amendment to Constitution to be put into use and the groups that are having their rights trampled protect themselves. The Supreme Court of the United States has upheld the right of every citizen to be able to protect themselves by owning a gun. I do not advocate for violence, but I feel the United States Constitution is at risk by the government themselves refusing to protect it.  With the government refusing to protect the Constitution, maybe the people should!  And, the Second Amendment is there after all to protect the rights enumerated in the First Amendment!

Mark S. Karl

Any thoughts?

Now, let me introduce myself. I am conservative, Eagle Scout, Graduate of the School of Hard Knocks (actually a Major University) with a degree in Economics and a retired Military Officer.  If you like my writing and ideas, look me up on my new facebook page (Marks Karl). Or you can write me at [email protected]

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