The #Protests won’t work.

The election is over, the legal election process has run its course.

These protests will result in injuries (and possibly deaths), property damage, and lots of media attention…

I hope that every single protestor went out and voted against Trump on election day, because if they failed to VOTE there is no point in protesting.

I voted, my candidate LOST, I’m moving on.

A few years ago the Occupy Wall Street movement didn’t accomplish anything, neither will these protests. I can understand how people want to vent their fear and frustration about the election results, but getting injured or killed in at a protest march is a pointless exercise.

I respect the freedoms that we have in this country to assemble and express an opinion, but there are better ways to contribute. If all of these people worked to elect Clinton the outcome might have been different, there were more minority voters for Obama in 2012 than for Clinton this time around.

My daughters are 16 and 18, and I’m asking them NOT to participate in these protests. My interests are very selfish here, I just want to keep my children safe.

If YOU are thinking about hitting the streets consider the fact that mobs and riots attract people who gravitate towards chaos and violence. Some of these protestors genuinely care about the outcome of the election, but some of the young men in these protests just want to get drunk, break windows, burn police cars and go nuts.

If you hate Trump look up the local branch of the Democratic party and get more involved during the next election. You can be an agent of change, without getting arrested.

Benjamin T. Alexander

November 10, 2016

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