King George, Virginia

23 July 2020

Fellow Members of the King George TEA Party:

I decided to take a different tack and fire off a quick e-mail this morning… before I dash off to work and before the afternoon/evening thunderstorms hit the local area.  An important point I want to pass on.

I hope you are aware of the Free Lance-Star’s recent news article about the local Black Lives Matter demonstration that was recently held here in the county.  Here is the link to that article:

Bottom line here is that this falls into the category of, “What you allow will continue.”  I, personally, find that any protest claiming that black lives matter, without overtly recognizing that ALL lives matter - regardless of skin color - is racist.  It doesn’t matter what the intent is, the phrase, “No justice, no peace” is a threat inviting violence if their demands are not met.  Additionally, I find it ridiculous that anyone that claims the absence of “equality and equity we deserve” here in America as we are the only country in the world that has thrown off the acceptance of slavery, fully embraced the 1964 Civil Rights Act, and has become not only racially integrated but racially harmonious as well.  Sure, there are always going to be “outlier” individuals who reject racial harmony, but the only people that do not recognize the current state of advanced racial equality here in America are folks like the people that attended the protest cited above.

So what to do about it?  Anybody in for a counter-protest?

Please pass on to me your suggestions for peaceful counter-messaging and public awareness.  One idea is to repaint the two KGTP signs with the simple phrase, “ALL lives matter” and leave it up there until we put up our new signs for the November election… but that certainly is not enough.  I contend that we need to host our own protest, under the banner of, “ALL Lives Matter” and invite a large body of attendees that are like-minded in the belief that America is truly a good nation, that slavery was common world-wide at one time but was eradicated from the USA when the Union won the Civil War, that our perspective of racial harmony has matured as our country has similarly matured, and that We The People of the United States of America are not interested in segregation of any form - even to single out that “black lives matter."

What say you?

King George TEA Party
King George, Virginia