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Police state=loss of rights

For anyone who likes seeing Trump’s stormtroopers swarm on Portland attacking, assaulting and kidnapping peaceful protesters, or thinks it’s OK for police to have unlimited power, please take note.

This is fascism. This is a police state. This is law enforcement operating above the law, violating citizens’ constitutional rights of free speech.

If you still like it, consider what right is important to you? The Second Amendment? That’ll be next, and not due to sensible gun restrictions proposed by national leaders; it will be these same unmarked secret police in rented minivans invading your home in the middle of the night. Freedom of religion? Only for religions authorized by the government. Due process? Out. Unreasonable search and seizure? Gone.

If there are any rights you enjoy, it’s time to speak up for all our rights. When one goes, they’ll all follow.

And once they’re taken away, we will never get them back.

Wake up! Speak up! Stand up! Show up!

Tom Topping

Millwood

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