Dear America,

This is exactly what it looks like when your Republic and liberty are being extinguished.

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Written by Bekah Lyons

"The simple step of a courageous individual is to not take part in the lie. One word of truth outweighs the world." Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

I was born and raised in the enigma known as "The Big Easy." There, rooted along the banks of the great Mississippi River between the creeping bayou and Lake Pontchartrain, I was conscripted on all things pertaining to human nature.  I am the quintessential southern woman, that is to say, I defy most could never accurately define what that label truly represents.  Brined below sea level where one respects; the haunts lingering about, the force of storm surge, the ethos of Mardi Gras, and the sanctity of generational family-I know what it is to belong to an organically diverse culture.

Early on in life, my career path serpentined and led to brief stints of living varied experiences as I indulged my passions for painting, musical theater, and the culinary arts. My young experiences evolved my purpose and honed my intuitive skills and I became a Medical Professional specializing in mental health with a focus on child/adolescent needs. After living decades in NOLA, and after hurricane  Katrina unearthed the realities of modern-day inner cities, I made the pivotal decision to relocate to where my family and I spent our summers in a quest to find security and civility in my life.

High up on one of the "grandfather mountains" I now perch in a Smoky mountain community in East Tennessee. Although, I would not trade my formative years in Louisiana, unfortunately,  that era of  America  is  no longer obtainable in the times we live - changing course was the best decision "Evah!"

I am a warrior  for freedom and truth , steeped in my ancestral history ,I am constantly reminded that stillness and introspection expands the mind and heart to possess a more nuanced understanding of all things in our internal and external world. We are all destined to bash ourselves against the rotted cultural rocks of humanity's unraveling until we recognize that a shared moral tone is essential for a free society. A healthy culture is one comprised of many unique people who offer shading and depth to the experience of living, yet all choose to accept basic truths that bind us all together-a societal moral tone. Intolerance  , censorship, intersectionality, cancel culture, apathy ,and ignorance will only groom oppression and tyranny.  Critical thought, differentiation, and dissent is your individual right granted not by government -and must always be protected, championed, and defended.


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    • The RWR did not designate the relationship between the adult and child. The image was of a Tweet. The person who composed the tweet identified the adult as mom. No way to know if that person was correct. It was an adult who shamefully did nothing.

  1. Like you are saying Bekah this is more then just a flag on a stick . This lady is teaching this young man that respecting others individual rights means nothing . Society is bearing the fruit of these seeds being planted .

  2. You have no idea what that woman, who may or may not be his mother, is saying to him. And in any event, it’s not evidence of anything more than one horrible person with a child. To say that it indicative of our liberty being extinguished is utterly ridiculous.

    • Bob Barton, we can disagree on how we view this issue, I respect you see it differently. For me, as the one who posted the story and comment, I see it as follows.
      1. This was a tweet, the person tweeting indicated it was the mom, not Me.
      2. Kids may do stupid things like trash an American flag and destroy other’s personal property ( not my children as they were taught right from wrong). But it was the adult present whose behavior was indicative of my comment.
      3. Any American Adult who would not intervene while a child behaved in such a fashion, breaking the law, expressing anti-American sentiment, and desecrating the American Flag is in my opinion an example of the cultural rot that was reflected in my comment -“This is exactly what it looks like when your Republic and liberty are being extinguished.”
      4. As far as this being a one-off, hardly. The culture is rampant now with displays like this and worse. A nation cannot survive the depth of hate and contempt a large segment of the left is displaying, even glorifying, towards its core founding principles, rule of law, and targeting a large segments of the population to dehumanize. The level of intolerance, disrespect, and frankly moral decay is weighing down this great Republic at present -something will give way…

  3. I want to believe that what the adult did after the child pulled the flag up and tossed it aside was have the child (1) replace it, (2) knock on the homeowner’s door and apologize, and (3) march home for some private disciplining.

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