Am I The Only One?

This country is in turmoil. With the political race that is taking place and the Black Lives/All Lives Matter protests/riots taking place, things are chaotic. Although these may not be happening to you directly or may not be happening in a town near you, you are still affected by it.

I have to ask though, am I the only one who is concerned about what this is doing for our children? Has anyone thought about how this is affecting them and, therefore, the future of this country?

I won’t let my son watch the news because it shows just as much violence as R-rated movies and late night television. No, I am not the mom who doesn’t allow her child to watch anything without an inkling of violence in it – he enjoys dressing up as Iron Man, Batman, and Ninja Turtles. Those aren’t real, though. This is.

I’ve seen video clips of children at the riots. Why would you bring a child into a situation like that? I don’t understand how a person can think it’s okay for their child to witness, in person, people screaming obscenities while standing on top of a cop car. Or watching people loot and rob businesses because the police are busy handling a more pressing situation. These “parents” are showing their child that this type of behavior is acceptable.

After the shooting in Dallas, I couldn’t help but cry. I cried for the police officers who were shot and injured. I cried for the families of those police officers. I cried for the man who committed the crime. Most of all, I cried for my son. I am so afraid of him growing up in a country like this. I even started researching how we could live in Switzerland!

It needs to stop. Not just for our sake, but for the sake of our children who are the future of America.

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