Day -236 — Haibun Journey Daily Thoughts — Protest

Our country was founded or started with a protest. If you read through our own declaration it is obvious that our politicians and officials are falling short. Go through and honestly highlife our failings. We all need to stand up and protest for justice.

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The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

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It sickens me to see yet another black man murdered by the police. He was shot in the back seven times at point blank range and yet there is no accountability. A white youth blatantly shoots and kills two people, walks about with his gun saying ”don’t shoot” and he is not arrested even after being accused of shooting people and he is not apprehended until morning and is given due process. What the F@#\ is wrong? First off if the black man was a dog we would have been outraged at some one shooting a poor defenseless animal. It say’s we have problem, a big problem with systemic racism. Every person in America is promised due process and deserves equal rights. We can not assume some one is dangerous because of their skin color.

This needs to end It is time once again to stand up for justice, protest and demand that every person gets justice, is treated with dignity and equality. We can not stand idly by once again or we are complicit. How many deaths are your hands stained with? How many more will it take before you say enough is enough? The time has passed, the time is now.

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