Your Views: Proud to stand up against intolerance
Today I was proud to be an American. I stood in a crowd of hundreds in Janesville.
People of all ages, religions, races and gender came in solidarity to oppose building walls and banning Muslim immigrants. Civility and kindness were abundant.
Local police were supportive. No property was damaged that I could see, nor were there any signs of violence.
Six speakers spoke eloquently without slang or swearing. The collective message: Walls and banning immigration based on ethnicity is wrong. The crowd cheered.
We are all immigrants or their descendants! We are a nation of immigrants. Why is our president trying to illegally ban them? He does not make me feel safer. One cannot legislate safety.
Diversity strengthens. Fear divides.