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Wake up call!

To the editor:

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have had to shelter in place. Our Democrat Governor Walz closed businesses, churches, schools, nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Travel was restricted and our economy suffered. Non-essential surgeries canceled, killing unborn babies was permitted.

We cooperated, but wondered if the situation could have been handled with fewer restrictions, as was successfully done in neighborning Republican states.

Then came the death of George Floyd. Yes, the people had a “constitutional right to protest.” But it didn’t stop there! Organized rioters, life Antifa and other terrorist groups, stopped in and caused chaos and destruction. Throwing rocks, frozen water bottles and molotov cocktails at police is not peaceful protesting. Breaking store windows, looting and burning businesses down is not peaceful protesting. Smashing police car windows and setting them on fire is not peaceful protesting. Not to mention the police precinct burning and Walz ordered the police to “Stand Down!” It is lawless vandalism and riddled with hate!

Governor Walz imposed a grave injustice on our police force, National Guard and residents of Minnesota by not providing law and order when we so desperately needed protection.

Service men and women have fought bravely to protect America, where we have Freedom and Justice for All. Or, should I say “had” Freedom and Justice for All!

Black Lives Matters groups cannot be totally blamed for all this destruction. The leftist organized terrorists took advantage of the situation. Now, they want to defund the police! How democratic is that?

What we have experienced in the past four months is “A Socialist Government Takeover!”

Remember, in the past couple of years the left wanted “open borders.” They want to fund all the illegal immigrants, paying their housing, food, education, health benefits and even give them the privilege to vote in the U.S. elections!

Immigrants are welcome to come to the U.S. if they come through the proper channels, just like our forefathers did.

So now, we have had a taste of socialist government, and that will help us decided how to “vote” on Nov. 3, 2020.

It is time that we Americans “Stop” and recognize that we need each other, and work for the “Common Good.” “IT TAKES ONE HAND TO WASH THE OTHER!”

Lest we forget, God will judge each and every one of us. “For we would have no power at all, if it was not given to us from above,” quote from Jesus.

We salute all the men and women who laid down their lives to keep our country “FREE!”

God, please forgive America.

Jan Platz

New Ulm

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