I ask these questions to all Americans who enjoy the casual freedoms we live with every day.
What if they hadn’t protested in Boston in 1773? What if no one showed up to march in 1917 for women’s right to vote?
In 1963, what if they hadn’t walked miles to hear a man who had a dream? What if 200,000 people hadn’t descended on our Capital in 1969 to end an unjust war? What if women hadn’t marched and protested against unfair treatment in the ’70s? Where would our lives be today without the right to protest?
You can wave all the flags you want, but that never changed justice for all.
Judith M. Briggs, Miami