Now is the time to change our rhetoric of protest and war. We have talked of peaceful protests. We have complained about those who are unable to control their behavior, attracting "unfavorable" media attention.|
The reality is that we protest to show our fellow citizens that THIS IS WHAT WAR IS LIKE. We are at war with our government. We bring the war into our streets to prove that we DON'T have the freedom of speech. That freedom was WAS! the foundation of patriotism in this country. The freedom of speech is why we are supposed to be happy to be Americans. The freedom of speech is what soldiers are supposed to die for.
Our government is taking that freedom away and destroying the root of our nation. We must fight to bring it back to life.
Yes, we protest to end a war but we also protest the silence our government would wish upon us.