Response to letter
Some thoughts crossed my mind as I read the letter “What in the world is going on here?”. That letter writer stated Governor Ducey ordered an 8 p.m. statewide curfew but a few exceptions were made. I agree with her statement – a few exceptions were made. Like the exception in Phoenix were looters were given free rein to destroy and steal city and private property. Or the exception in Scottsdale where a shopping mall was vandalized. Their illegal activity was allowed for several days. Perhaps the group peacefully assembled outside the Trumped Store were in violation of the curfew order but at least they did not destroy or steal.
The letter writer seemed anguished with the armed group of people outside the Trumped Store. Were you equally anguished at the destruction caused by the looters? Anguished at the rocks, bottles, fluids, bricks, etc. used by the looters?
I will not forget sacrifices made by the World War II generation. We can and should continually learn from these people. That letter writer said all Americans were “anti-fascists” at that time. Though I was not born during that timeframe, I am and will continue to be “anti-fascists” but please, do not confuse “anti-fascists” with Antifa. A quick internet search reveals that Antifa holds anti-authoritarian, anti-capitalist, anti-government views and that they have anarchist, communistic and socialistic ideologies.
Real world solutions? How about enforcing the Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights for ALL people? How about ALL people being held accountable for THEIR actions? How about respecting ALL people? How about teaching students that there is more than one side of the story?