Vehicles on the facet of the highway.
Purple, white and blue flags.
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Donald Trump indicators in Novato.
“Are these are the Republicans in Marin County?” I requested organizer and former speak present host Melanie Morgan.
“There are 4 extra, however they’re coming,” she responded.
On the highway in darkish blue #Marin County with a caravan of Donald #Trump supporters endorsing his re-election announcement. A couple of thumbs up. Extra thumbs down. Many prolonged center fingers on this county the place simply 16% of voters forged ballots for him. #abc7now pic.twitter.com/cv8DVOmxW5
— Wayne Freedman (@WayneFreedman) June 18, 2019
If you are going to paint a goal on your self, then greatest to maintain transferring.
“He declares for 2020 immediately, so we are going to put out our personal little hi there,” stated Morgan from behind the wheel of her Buick as she led a roughly a dozen automobiles on a route alongside Freeway 101. This little caravan by means of Marin could not have been designed to impress folks, however primarily based on all of the one-finger salutes they acquired, it actually did.
“Why do they hate you a lot?” I requested Eleanor Lacey of Novato.
“As a result of they do not know historical past they usually do not consider in God,” she responded. On the highway, folks in passing automobiles had been extending center fingers at an 80-year-old.
After we requested what is the worst factor that is occurred to her on the drive, Lacey responded, “Somebody known as me a Nazi.” Little did they know she’s the daughter of immigrant Russian Jews. You could not agree along with her, however on this story, Lacey personifies how a nation’s political division has polarized and alienated us from one another.
“We could have an oligarchy in California, however we stay in the US,” she stated. “Why ought to I be afraid?”
In Marin County, Donald Trump acquired 16 p.c of the vote in 2016. Since then, his supporters instructed us associates have shunned them. Many hold their politics to themselves.
“I had my automobile vandalized seven instances,” stated Lauren Pritchard.
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Morgan added, “We’re sick and uninterested in being instructed to close up and sit down and your opinion does not matter.”
In a nation that prides itself on free speech, that is the place we stand on the cusp of one other election. All too usually, if we disagree with somebody, we flip them right into a pariah. Or, curse at them and flip them off.
What would The Founders say?
“Individuals have to respect one another’s opinion. I’d by no means assault somebody for his or her beliefs,” stated Pritchard.
Simple to say. In 2019, not really easy to follow.
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