Another Civil War coming?

Published 4:59 pm Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Editor, The Smithfield Times:

I’m absolutely disgusted with the terrorism and harassment coupled with hatred and intolerance that has infested our society today. One can’t show their personal beliefs without being attacked, yelled at, eggs thrown at them, cussed out and physically beaten in America now.

We are truly beginning to repeat the Civil War all over again, with neighbor against neighbor and brother against brother. We’ve lost the ability to even communicate in this age of technology, which you would think would help us communicate better, but it doesn’t.

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A hundred years ago, war veterans and their families erected monuments to honor the fallen soldiers who fought for a cause. Regardless of which side they were on, their story deserves to be told.

It’s not about who’s right or wrong, or what we think about what they did. Monuments are here to tell the story of what they endured. Monuments are here to remind us of where we have been so that we always remember and make an effort to never repeat those mistakes.

Instead, far-left terrorists are determined to take us right back to 1861, to start the war all over again under threat of violence, looting and destruction. Is this the best our society can do?

But instead of talking about issues and healing wounds, Americans are now scared for their lives that at any moment, mob violence will kick them in the head and leave them to die in the streets, as we saw in Portland.

Just like during those four years from 1861-1865, the Democratic Party is determined to destroy America. Is this what we want from now on? If we don’t put a stop to it, it won’t matter what names we give to places and things because the streets will be lined with blood and we will have dishonored and destroyed the memory of all the great patriots who gave their lives to build a better America.

I think Martin Luther King, Harriet Tubman and thousands more like them deserve better from us.


David R. Lyons