A young lady held up a sign tonight at the Republican convention. The sign said “Stop the Racism. Stop the Hatred.”
I wasn’t able to view the sign for more than an instant because several Trump supporters tried to rip her sign from her hands. Another held up an American flag to block TV cameras from showing the woman’s sign. And then another man used his flag to block her sign from public sight.
I don’t know about you, but I view this as desecrating our flag. If our flag stands for anything it is the right to free and peaceful expression. The sight of people using the American flag to block respectful free expression made my stomach turn.
If Trump’s supporters find the words “Stop the Racism. Stop the Hatred.” at odds with their views, they should leave the country and join ISIS or some other group that specializes in intolerance. What they shouldn’t do is stay here, wave the flag, and pretend they are Americans. They haven’t the slightest idea what it means to be an American.