On a near-daily basis, we open the news to see another Anti-Semitic story. It has reached the point that many roll their eyes and say ‘Again?’
Hate must end. Yes, I am aware it will never end. However, hateful actions must be unacceptable and acted upon. Apparently, authorities do NOTHING about it. All talk no action.
The Toms River resolution, read “We condemn any use of freedom of speech that will promote hatred, bigotry, and prejudice that will divide our community and the peace and goodwill amongst our residents” but condemnation is not enough. It has reached the point of harassment – which is Illegal. People now oddly ‘expect’ to get harassed at public places in Ocean County – of course, thanks – in part to Rise Up Ocean County.
The last few days I read headlines like:
How many more of these headlines do we need? Do we need ‘real incidents’ for ‘askanim’ and officials to wake up? They are ‘all talk no action’.
President Trump says on a near-weekly basis that the first priority of a president is to keep America safe. Wouldn’t it be nice if local officials make their first priority to make citizens safe?
I personally got a gun permit & urge everyone to do the same. It’s in our wonderful constitution and there was never a more hateful time in NJ than now. If local officials don’t protect me, I will protect myself. Yes, Police protect us and do a great job BUT thanks to our officials, they are reactive and not proactive. The evidence is: All these incidents occurred and NOTHING happened – yes nothing even behind the scenes.
Perhaps call this measure extreme, perhaps in a few years you will also wake up and get a gun but hopefully, Moshiach will come and it won’t matter anymore.
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