Four hundred and one.

It’s TOO BIG.

It’s too engrained.

It’s been tried before.

It’s beyond ONE PERSON.

You’re TOO YOUNG… you’re too inexperienced.

 

What makes YOU so special?

What… you think you’re BETTER than us?

 

People have DIED because of it.

People have died to DEFEND it.

People have died to END it.

 

People continue to die, to this day FROM IT.

 

It makes us angry. It makes us frightened. It makes us fear OTHERS.

It makes us see others as entities, instead of recognizing their HUMANITY… and it steals a piece of our own humanity every time we allow it to do so.

BUT…

 

That’s in THEIR community. That doesn’t happen HERE.

Where…? In CALIFORNIA… in NEW YORK?

 

In MINNESOTA. In KENTUCKY. In GEORGIA.

 

Civil Forfeitures. Stop-and-frisk.

Mandatory minimum, felons CAN’T VOTE.

Private Prison Industry. School to Prison Pipeline…

LEGALIZE MARIJUANA!*

 

(*… cash only, please.)

 

In the balance, on a razor’s edge, we walk this line. We know for what it IS we fight. It has been demonstrated to us time and again, witnessed by families in countless cities in every State. Documented now by a seventeen year old girl, BRAVE enough to stare down a GROWN MAN. No, we do not need to resort to violence…

 

The Cause is of such value that it commands its very ascent.

 

 

On a day where over 101,000 Americans now STAND SILENT… we should do the same.

Never underestimate the Strength of the American People. Never underestimate the power of SILENCE.✊

 

STAND UP and SPEAK OUT… for PEACE!

 

When we commit to the pursuit of PEACE with the same level of PASSION we commit to the pursuit of JUSTICE… we will see BOTH.

 

May peace and justice come for the family of George Floyd, and for every American, in every city across this Land.

 

-JC

 

 

 

 

Author: jackcharbonneau

Husband, father, housewife, musician, theoretical astrophysicist, (FMR) Presidential Candidate in 2020, and all-around human guy.

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