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PK German

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Here's my observation: why is it in demonstrations like this

those on the outside are loudly asked to question their assumptions and their facts? Why are the demonstrators themselves never asked to provide a little introspection? They demand we respect their point of view, but want to exonerate themselves from the same responsibility.

And so let's provide a little context, shall we? What makes this protest even possible was that in 1776 a bunch of white guys, many of them slaveholders yes, pushed all of their chips into the table and declared themselves free from their current government. If their bet didn't pay off they didn't get a reprimand on social media. No, they (and their families) get killed, their property confiscated, and they would have been branded traitors in our history books. And because of their brave actions, and the writings of one of them, kids today have the right to stand on a statue and metaphorically defecate on it and what in their minds it supposedly stands for.

Now here's a question: how many republics or democracies can you name world-wide between the last century BC and 1776? Anyone? Bueller? The fact is the republican form of government, with the attendant bill of rights, is so rare in recorded human history that it is easy to forget that monarchy and the like were by far the most prevalent for millenia. This is what the protesters fail to grasp.

Yes they have that right, because it was once said "for here we are not afraid to follow the truth, nor to tolerate error, so long as reason is left free to combat it." That last clause is critical, protesters.

[Post edited by PK German at 09/13/2017 2:25PM]

(In response to this post by whiskeysour)

Posted: 09/13/2017 at 2:25PM


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