Stealing Integrity

So you want to force people to stand for the anthem
whether they want to or not?
You want to force them to pretend to believe
what you believe?
You believe you can force respect from others
by stealing their integrity?
How do you see this happening, exactly?
All the players standing in a coerced line,
hands super-glued over their hearts?
Simons says. Puppets on a string.
With no right to disagree or question
or protest what they feel is wrong?
And how is this going to help anyone?
Or make anything better?
Wouldn’t it be better if we fixed the system,
healed the hurts, so everyone wanted
to honor the symbols that represent freedom?
– Karen Molenaar Terrell

 

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3 thoughts on “Stealing Integrity

  1. It and his attempted assaults on the Constitution continue. He’s the one who should be criticized for trying to suppress freedom, not those who are exercising freedom. It is worse than a child. But, what did everyone expect? 😒

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