Letter to the Editor: Reader supports local law enforcement

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I salute and support all law enforcement in Graham County.

We in Graham County are so very blessed to have the finest law enforcement professionals ever! (They are) always approachable, always caring, always kind. Their benevolent spirit of protecting us is as apparent as Mount Graham is big. The world may covet many luxuries. You want luxury? Safety! We enjoy the tremendous luxury of safety because these fine professionals have made safety their life mission. I salute you, I support you, I am here for you! I really care about you!

Let me share some facts.

The world is getting a skewed view of our beloved country.

In 1989, nearly a million Chinese, mostly young students, crowded into central Beijing to protest for greater democracy and call for the resignations of Chinese Communist Party leaders deemed too repressive. Chinese troops stormed through Tiananmen Square in the center of Beijing, killing and arresting thousands of pro-democracy protesters. The brutal Chinese government assault on the protesters shocked the world.  Today, can students protest in China?

Where are the voices of the Muslims? You know China has no freedom of religion. The government rounds up Muslims, families, children, and places them in concentration camps, “reeducation” camps. My source, the BBC and the UN.

 Where is the outrage?

I see reports of armed soldiers with big guns terrifying the good people of Nigeria. You can be certain they are in lockdown.

Many countries have armed patrols enforcing the virus lockdown. I see shop owners whipped in India. 

I hear of Christians being denied food in many eastern countries because of their faith.

Look carefully at the U.S.A.’s TV and films the leftist media is putting  out. I have seen the same car burning 20 times. The police are standing and guarding private property. The police are being attacked.          

Yes, one American policemen caused a death. I think when all the facts are known the real picture will be a bit different.

This year, 43 American policemen were killed in the line of duty. But there is no outrage.

Please open your eyes. The TV media if feeding the rage, not bringing the truth. The TV media attacks our president every minute. The TV media has an agenda – they want their leftist man in the White House.

What other country would put up with this?

A protest is a peaceful expression of free speech.

A riot is terrorism.

Rioters prove one thing. That they are criminals. They will gladly destroy neighborhoods and small businesses in poor areas just to make a point. What is left? The poor neighborhoods are devoid of stores and no one will rebuild. Those that riot are not returning to their destruction and rebuilding. No, they go home to their own happy house and watch what they did on TV.

I am 70 years old. Nowhere else in the world could I freely speak my conscious. Our land  supports free speech, and freedom of religion. Love it or leave, please.

I wholeheartedly support president Trump, the military, and all law enforcement.

Remember, what you see on the TV media is a very, very, tiny dark spot in a huge, healthy, strong country.   

Suzanne C. Smith