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To stand in the driveway,

To stand in the driveway, parking lot, or entrance to a fellow citizen's place of business to protest specifically against that citizen's political position (whether that citizen is holds political office or not) is inappropriate and unnecessary. Why potentially disrupt someone's livelihood? Does anyone really believe that is an acceptable form of political protest? Or is it vindictive and judgmental behavior aimed at punishing the targeted citizen?

To debate another person's political view, whether on a specific subject or in general, is certainly within the rights of any American citizen.

Too many responders to this article are angry and they are venting their anger in personal ways. When I think of America and the people of America, I think of people that have the grace and maturity to respect another person's views whether they have been expressed in speech, by vote, or, as in this case, by voting to pass any law as an elected representative of the people. That is the very essence of the American democratic republic.


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