The other lost generation – Longmont Times-Call

Like Mr. Bill Ellis, the creator of a current Times-Call Opinion piece titled “The lost generation”, I too have fond reminiscences of my authorities trainer, though my reminiscence doesn’t serve me as nicely that of Mr. Ellis, as I don’t keep in mind my trainer’s title; I do nonetheless, keep in mind the affect he made on my affinity for our authorities and the rule of regulation.

The tone and tenor of “The lost generation” is much like the current speech by President Biden to the nation the place he particularly referred to as out and labeled Trump supporters as a risk to democracy and the republic. If we will merely use the numbers primarily based on the current presidential election as a measure of what a part of our nation is being labeled a risk, that is available in round 75 million American residents. That is probably going a conservative quantity as not everybody votes or is eligible to vote. I might enterprise to say that lots of the Trump supporters that he calls out as “the worst” reside in his neighborhood, purchasing in the identical stores he outlets in, members of many civics organizations in our group, navy veterans, fellow church members, and each other stroll of life.

The main intent of his opinion piece is to label these largely patriotic American residents because the “lost generation,” primarily based on the truth that many query the legitimacy of the actions of some FBI brokers, largely these in management, with respect to the current Mar-a-Lago raid. I keep in mind distinctly the backlash towards the FBI and Director Comey once they selected to launch an investigation into the notorious Hillary Clinton toilet closet e mail server. The FBI was vilified by many on the left for even questioning whether or not it was authorized to keep up labeled supplies on a private laptop system. In the top, Director Comey said that: (1) “Although we didn’t discover clear proof that Secretary Clinton or her colleagues meant to violate legal guidelines governing the dealing with of labeled info, there may be proof that they have been extraordinarily careless of their dealing with of very delicate, extremely labeled info.”

I love the reminiscence of Mr. Ellis in that he can keep in mind his civics trainer’s title; nonetheless, does he not additionally keep in mind the summer season of 2020? Does he not keep in mind the variety of violent outbreaks all throughout our nation, in a few of our largest cities the place looting, rioting, mayhem and homicide occurred evening after evening? There have been 25 deaths attributed to the riots of 2020, thousands and thousands of {dollars} of property injury, tons of of individuals hospitalized and a few completely injured. Does Mr. Ellis not consider that the actions of the BLM and antifa throughout the summer season of 2020, organizations largely made up of radical youths, not represent a “lost generation”?

Not solely is it a human proper to query potential abuses of authority, it’s a constitutional proper protected by the First Amendment. As a human rights activist, Mr. Ellis needs to be nicely conscious of this basic proper and safety.

George Tristan is an aerospace engineer and a United States Marine Corps veteran. He is a Longmont resident.

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