TO THE EDITOR:
The past 10 months have been as upsetting, and unsettling, as any period in U.S. history.
The coronavirus came to our shores and quickly grew to a global pandemic that continues to kill and mutate. Racial tension has increased throughout our nation, creating conflict and violence. Across America, looters destroyed their own neighborhoods as a form of protest. Rioters tore down statues on college campuses, in city squares, and in our nation’s capital. Recently, we witnessed a group of militants storm and deface the U.S. Capitol building, leaving several dead in their wake.
As we’ve seen all too often, these domestic acts of terrorism can originate from all points of the ideological spectrum. But no matter who lights the match, it’s up to all of us to put out the fire.
We must denounce every act of violence and terrorism - no matter the source. We must teach our children, while reminding ourselves, that the path to policy change is through the legislative, legal, and electoral processes. Our Founding Fathers declared and fought for these rights over 240 years ago, and we’ve vigilantly protected them to this day. Republicans have participated in and support non-violent protests as an effective way to achieve social and political goals.
Let’s work together to denounce hatred and violence of any type, and from all corners of our country.
— Weston Republican Town Committee
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