Last week two of my friends invited me to participate with them in a local March for Our Lives event being held Saturday.
If you are tuned into the news and politics of today, you know that marches were held to support gun control to keep people, especially our children, safe from being victims of mass murderers. Hundreds of thousands of individuals marched on Washington, DC, and in hundreds of other cities to bring attention to this issue.
To my friends’ invitation, I replied no. I couldn’t / wouldn’t go. But maybe not for the reasons you might think.
It’s not that I don’t believe in peaceful protests – because I do. I remember being inspired by the civil rights demonstrations in the 1960s. I participated in peaceful protests over the VietNam War when I was in college. I even (metaphorically) burned my bra!
But no, I did not attend the March for Our Lives. Here’s why.