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OPINION

Letter: Local insurrections

Staff Writer
Waxahachie Daily Light

All these ultra-liberal officials are creating a major situation that will eventually call for federal intervention and it will not be pretty.

There is something very wrong with the mentality of so-called leaders who want to overprotect the rights of “protesting” groups who in actuality abuse the rights of residents and local business owners and who burn and pillage and make the streets unsafe for everyone.

I believe President Trump, his administration and federal law enforcement have shown remarkable restraint in permitting state, municipal and county governments the opportunity and right to deal with the ever-escalating situation.

So far, these local governments have hindered local law enforcement from doing its job and officials continue to place inhabitants under constant fear and danger. If this situation is allowed to continue, it's not going to end well for anyone.

Peter Stern/Driftwood

At the protests, on social media, in the newspapers and all over the broadcasts on the airwaves, there it was. The fact that racism is among us, still, in Ellis County.

It is the history here that racism was the norm. That laws passed, justice denied, the lynchings, the burning alive of those guilty of going against expected societal conduct and of those who happened be in the wrong place at the wrong time, of being of a race oppressed or simply just by being themselves, were because of one overriding factor.

Racism.

We cannot say it has lessened. Racism is either here or not. No acceptable level or degree.

We have come a great way from where it was. That's not good enough.

Racism in Waxahachie and Ellis County is not as bad as other places. That's not good enough.

Staying as is will not end racism. Subtle change is not good enough.

Only when racism becomes a faint concept void of any place in human interaction will it become ineffectual.

Maybe.

If we don't want racism, if we are tired of hearing about the protests, the pitting of one race against another and the application of laws we deem unjust, then remove the reason they exist.

Don't be racist.

'Tis time.

Alan Fox/Waxahachie