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March 4, 2021

1/15/2021 9:38:00 AM
The times, they are a changin'
Come senators, congressmen
Please heed the call
Don't stand in the doorway
Don't block up the hall
For he that gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled
The battle outside ragin'
Will soon shake your windows
And rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin

Come mothers and fathers
Throughout the land
And don't criticize
What you can't understand
Your sons and your daughters
Are beyond your command
Your old road is rapidly agin'
Please get out of the new one
If you can't lend your hand
For the times they are a-changin'

Anyone who knows the above lyrics, know that it is from a classic song from Bob Dylan. Trying to figure out an editorial from this week, and I came across an Instagram post on "Untamed" Glennon ODoyle's page. Ironically at that same time, I was listening to a cover of this song.
I automatically thought of two things when it came to this. First, it was a song that I remember my dad listening to this summer in the garage. He was a big fan of classic rock and folk music. Bob Dylan was no exception. This song makes me think of him alot.
Also the first portion of this editorial is quite fitting for what happened Wednesday. Senators and Congressmen, it is time to heed the call. There are many that believe that last Wedneday's Capitol Hill insurrection is a key example that our country has always been in trouble. Viewing it for myself, I couldn't help but think I don't know what to believe. One thing I do know is, our country should not be like this. We have policies in place to uphold the law of the land and there were people that would do whatever it took to undermine those laws.
We are supposed to be the United States, the people that attacked D.C. were only thinking about their own agenda-believing they were better than anyone-regardless of skin color, religion, or belief. If that isn't White Supremacy to you, then I suggest you take a good look inside and ask yourself, is that what you want?
I remember having a conversation with my dad this summer and I remember him saying to me, "no matter what happens after this election, I just want us to come together." He couldn't stand the hate in our country and he hated when someone invalidated someone elses life experiences.
Our people voted, and a vote is a vote. That there is proof that we still have a democracy. No matter who you voted for, we will have a new president next week. That we should be looking to-not celebrating destruction.
Just remember, the times they are a changin'.

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