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Editor, the Advocate:

Assault of freedom? Really?? How about the seeds that have been sown over the past 40 years coming to fruit. The silent majority is becoming no longer silent. And as the famous Japanese General Yamamoto once said, “I’m afraid we have woken a sleeping giant.”

The silent majority, to put it bluntly, is pissed off and now are voicing and demonstrating their frustrations. Nothing got burned down like happen with all the riots of the past year. The people are very upset. Question is, why? Just look at your headline and you see the problem. I’ve been warning people about this for years, no one wanted to believe me. They have lost faith in their government, the electoral process and the media. No one believes the media anymore and no one trusts the government to do the right thing.

Things are going to get a lot worse before they get better. That little demonstration Wednesday is nothing compared to what is about to happen. All people have to do is open their eyes. It is there, plain to see. And as a good Texan once said, “Congress is as about as useful as a warm bucket of spit.” (V.P. John “Cactus Jack” Garner)

R.L. Montgomery, Victoria

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Mike Gomez

Quincy,don’t whitesplain the definition of “the pen is mightier than the sword.” Put down your quill and come into the 21st century.“The pen is mightier than the sword" is a metonymic adage, penned by English author Edward Bulwer-Lytton in 1839, indicating that communication (particularly written language), or in some interpretations, administrative power or advocacy of an independent press, is a more effective tool than violence.”.....Google

The board and shareholders of the companies policing the toxic rhetoric on their platforms are looking after their bottom line. You can call it censorship or cancel culture but it’s a business decision.

You don’t know me,so you can’t say without any credibility of how I feel.

You are 100% wrong. I abide by the rules set forth by social media and the Advocate for that matter but if they decide my views are no longer welcomed, I click off their platform and move on. I don’t think my views are that important that I must be giving the opportunity to express them. We have alternatives.

You have a good day and stay safe.

Quincy Thompson

Mike, I didn't realize that my "whitesplain" concept was that different from your Google quote but whatever. You have used that "identity politic" heading on me several times in our discourses. Am I supposed to start adding color to our conversations per the Dems of today. I was raised by my parents to judge people by the content of their character not by the color of their skin, something Martin Luther King dreamed of, but in todays environment that just doesn't seem to fit the narrative anymore.

The censorship of the right isn't for business it is for political reasons. It isn't for toxic rhetoric either because I have seen a flood of tweets from the left, to include Nancy in 2016 after the election, that were far more toxic than anything Trump said. Big Tech is in bed with the Dems who will allow them to run free. The removal of Parlar off Apples servers is pure censorship of the right leaving no other alternatives because Big Tech owns the means to communicate! Again this is NOT good for our country!

You have a good day too and stay safe.

Willie Ellis

No BLM protest has ever had the chant “hang Mike Pence”. An open threat to harm the leaders of any nation is a threat against that nation.

Quincy Thompson

Remember "what do we want, dead cops, when do we want it, now" and "pigs in a blanket, fry them like bacon"? What was that? It wasn't one or two people but the chant of the whole organization!

Glen or Janice Ullman

We all witnessed the silent majority during the last to elections. Now we are witnessing the minority denying reality in the most unlawful way....Glen Ullman

Patrick Barnes

https://www.cah.utexas.edu/news/press_release.php?press=press_bucket

Patrick Barnes

Do your research before you quote somemone! VP Garner said this --https://www.cah.utexas.edu/news/press_release.php?press=press_bucket It was about the position of VP NOT the Congress!!

Allen T Coffey

How is this letter not considered a threat issued to all the people the GOP demonizes and seems to consider less than human?

Steve Fiedler

Ok you tell me where is the actual threat, where are the words of 'demonization'and where does the letter writer even imply much less state that he considers anyone less than human? Those sir are your thoughts and your words, not his.

Quincy Thompson

Allen, haven't you and the other dems worn out the race card by now?

Steve Fiedler

Well said mr montgomery. And all this liberal blather about special treatment of these trump mostly white folk getting special treatment by law enforcement. Cities burned all summer but because the arsonists and looters and thieves are politely called protesters and activists and line up in the liberal aisle they carried on with impunity. Seattle and portland are still, yes still coddling these folks. But they are the loud majority so they get a pass. Cant you just wait for more decriminalization of crimes and criminals to come as we leap farther left? I certainly do not condone the overrunning of d.c government, just as i am offended when the woke unlawfully tear down monuments. But i will make a stand when they come for my gun, ammo, right to earn a living, and open the borders to all comers. And come for my money to make it happen.

Quincy Thompson

Well said Steve, I'll be standing beside you.

Mike Gomez

Ha ha “ The silent majority” I haven’t heard that since Nixon....The 2018 midterm election was a referendum on Trump and the Dems took the House,several state Houses etc. This time the majority ( by more than 7 million votes) said no to Trump,and again in Georgia as they took over the Senate....Guns,violence,BLM,and Antifa is just a deflection. ...”The pen is mightier than the sword” as witnessed by the private sector companies banning Trump and his ilk.

Quincy Thompson

Mike, the concept of "the pen is mightier than the sword" is to use the written word to convince people that your ideas are better than theirs and win them over without bloodshed, something that the Dems don't have any understanding of. The censorship that is going on now has NOTHING to do with that and if it was happening to the Dems or YOU, YOU would be screaming your head off. This is NOT GOOD for the country! Be very careful what you are rooting for!

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