Opinion: Rioting and acts of terrorism are not the answer

Lukas Zywicki, Sports Columnist

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Every day there seems to be a protest/riot and people are attacking one another. It’s just the way the world works now. But why? Why is it now just part of life to hate someone for reasons that are minimal in the grand scheme of things? America is forgetting what it means to care about each other and be accepting of people and their beliefs.

Hate groups such as ANTIFA (Anti-Fascist) have threatened high ranking officials such as President Donald Trump and called for formations of modern ‘Red Armies’ to stand up, riot, clash and kill.

Time Magazine put it best when they said “Nonviolent resistance is a relatively new path to social justice.” Hate is not the answer. If you have a problem with who is President then actually do something about it. Walking down a busy road crying, destroying things and holding up a sign with a catchy slogan is not going to do anything. The best possible thing to do now is to accept reality.

The only change that can happen is for these groups to accept reality. Donald Trump is the 45th President of the United States of America and that is not going to change. The best thing critics can do is to hope that he does as good as he possibly can instead of hoping he fails. We need to hope that President Trump helps the nation recover from a broken economy and the corrupt system that has been in place for a long time.

Unity is the only answer. Imagine a strong nation unified. The nation that “We the people, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish justice, ensure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” That is our goal as a country. We cannot reach that goal by driving a divide in our nation by rioting and spreading hate speech. We need to come together, and fast.

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