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Curfew would help

We have the constitutional right to peaceably assemble and to petition the government for the redress of our grievances. But we do not have the right to riot; to damage public or private property, to set fires, to engage in looting, or to attack our law enforcement.

When there is anarchy in the streets and it is unsafe to live in or to conduct business in our cities, something must be done to restore civil order.

A night time curfew (from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.) would help us to regain control of the situation while still allowing those with grievance the opportunity to express their views. We need to protect both the right to protest and a stable society. A limited curfew would accomplish this.

Our elected public officials, from mayor to governor, up to the president, have all taken an oath to uphold the U.S. constitution and to enforce its laws. They are the ones who are responsible for maintaining public order. It is their duty to establish curfews when necessary.

Unus Vocate

Coeur d’Alene


 

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