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BLM Protests And Riots


Commentary Submitted by Terry Gaskill

I believe we have a problem with BLM as the protests are turning into riots with destructions of building, statues, and most of the history of our country is being destroyed.

I feel there must be a law that allows protests, but does not allow riots of destruction. People destroying our country with vandalism, riots, looting, and killing our people need to pay the price of jail, prison, or even the penalty of death. WE NEED TO STOP THIS EVIL IN OUR NATION NOW!

Lastly I would like to know why some people feel our country does not treat black people equal to white people. I have many friends that are black people and I even have a relative now that is black and I love them all that are Christian People and living by Christian Ways of doing good for other people. If white or black people do wrong by breaking the law they need to be punished by the law.

Please call me 815-535-3665 or email me at gaskilltl@gmail.com for comments.

Thank you,

Terry L Gaskill Tampico, IL (Birthplace of Pres. Ronald W. Reagan)


  1. Trying to love all people…even those who are not Christian or the color I am. Lately it is getting pretty hard. In a World ? of hate, Be the light

  2. There is a law. It’s called the Insurrection Act of 1807. It allows a President to call in the military to fight Domestic Terrorism. It has been used twice that I know of. FDR called Martial Law and the military to fight rioters in Detroit, 1943. In 1967, President Lyndon B Johnson did the same. One of the newspaper clippings of the time shows a picture taken from a window where soldiers are standing with a tank. 7000 people were injured, more than 1500 killed during the altercation. The protesters need to social distance away from the rioters – or they become collateral damage.

  3. You are so right and I believe the majority of people (POC and whites) feel the same way. I blame our elected officials for not letting the police do their job. The “soft approach “ is not working. We need to do more research on the people we vote for.


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