Protests (2)

In a politically motivated stunt, your failing, illegitimate president ordered federal forces into the city of Portland, Oregon, without consulting or even informing the state’s governor or the city’s mayor. Like Hitler’s gestapo, and storm troopers, they snatched peaceful protesters off of the street and placed them in a federal prison.

One protester, standing across the street, was shot in the head by a non-lethal bullet. Bleeding profusely, he was taken to a local hospital and was undergoing reconstructive surgery to his face at the last report.

These fascist military invaders wore no insignia and arrived in unmarked vehicles. Once again Trump is following Adolf Hitler’s playbook; silence your opponents and prevent a free and fair election.

“Authoritarian governments, not democratic republics, send unmarked authorities after protesters,” tweeted US Sen. Jeff Merkley, a Democrat representing Oregon.

The bottom line is: “are you willing to live in Trump’s America?” “Are you willing to accept the fact that your elected officials are not representing you, but ruling over you?” “Do you support the Constitution, and equal rights for all Americans, not just whites?”

I know my answers to these questions, and I will die for the country of my founding fathers if necessary. “Live free or die.”

Op-ed by James Turnage


Photo courtesy of Jenny Salita

My eight novels, including “A Little Murder in the Biggest Little City,” are available on Amazon’s free Kindle app

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