It’s been 16 weeks since I lasted posted this same opinion, and in light of news about a veteran organization having their super bowl ad rejected for urging people to stand for our military (are you kidding me, right now?) I was asked about my opinion again. Still this. Still here. One day to the next, I change. I understand our military fights for others to be free to protest in this way. I never said I was speaking on behalf of the military when I shared my opinion.
I am just speaking for me.
As an American.
As a soldier’s Mama.
This remains my conflicted opinion:
You have the right, but that doesn’t make it right.
From part of that original post that I wrote…. what if you gave some thought to the fact that your protest (which according to what I have read is, in some ways, to show solidarity for the grieving mothers who have lost their sons to racial oppression)..your VERY protest.. hurts the hearts of thousands of other grieving mothers..of all races? Or does that not matter?
I just don’t know man, but this doesn’t seem to be doing anything but causing more division and pain and anger. There has to be a better way.
(Note: any comments which might be painful or hurtful to the Gold Star Moms who follow my page will be deleted. Not because you don’t have a right to an opinion, but because I have the right to protect their hearts.)