Reader wonders about protesters

Editor’s Note: This letter was written on Veterans Day, Nov. 11

To the Editor:

Here it is Veterans Day and while I am a veteran, there are many more that did a greater service to and for (and sacrifices) our country and citizens than I, so this is for them also.

First of all: Thank you for your service and sacrifices and sufferings that you endured for our freedoms.

And hopefully, those that are protesting the election realize that they have the right to protest because of those freedoms (peaceful protest), but not the riots that are going on in several places.

And even the freedom to burn the flag (according to the U.S. Supreme Court). I do not agree with them, but again, that is one of the “freedoms” that we have; to have the U.S. Supreme Court to protect our rights.

I am wondering: Does the social media deliberately pick out the “younger looking protesters” to show on the news — or are all of the “younger ‘college age looking’ people”? And if they are college and university students, what does that say about our higher education?

Wondering: how many actually voted in this year’s presidential election?

Wondering: how many are “followers” and just doing the protest because everyone else is doing it?

Wondering: How much are the protesters costing the taxpayers — and hopefully (but doubtful) are the protesters taxpayers?

Wondering: What do other “civilized” countries think about the riots?

Let’s hope that the riots subside quickly and that things can again be peaceful and everyone work together for the greater good of our country.

Navy veteran,

James Roger O’Donnell

— Covington


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