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My Turn 10-29
Why all lives matter
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As I write, two Middle Tennessee cities, Shelbyville and Murfreesboro, “are bracing for white supremacy rallies scheduled to take place Saturday.” By the time you read this, I hope and pray those rallies will have come and gone peacefully, but I fear they haven’t. According to The League of the South, “The purpose of the demonstration will be to support the idea that White Lives Matter, to call attention to the continuing influx of African immigrants/refugees into Middle Tennessee, and to protest the recent black-on-white church shooting in Antioch.”The leader of the pack sponsoring the demonstrations in Shelbyville and Murfreesboro, Michael Hill, asserts Saturday’s rally participants should not “verbally incite illegal behavior,” but quickly adds, "Engage in violence, and at the proper level, only in defense of your own person, that of your compatriots, and your property.