Sunday strong

No laughs today, folks, but for a very good reason.

Heather Heyer never should have died that day, nor should have the police officers monitoring the protests and counterprotests in a helicopter.
Image found on San Diego Union-Tribune.

A year ago today, 32-year-old Heather Heyer was killed in Charlottesville, Va. Heyer was with friends at a counterprotest against a Unite the Right rally and as people dispersed, she was struck by a car driven into the crowd.

She and her friends were standing up for what they believed to be right. They were standing against hate and violence.

Ryan Kelly took this photo on his last day at the Charlottesville Daily Progress.
Image found on the Washington Post.

We should all be willing to stand up for what we believe in, and without violence. The alt-right, Antifa, and others who support such measures should be met with strength and character, not force.

I think Heyer would want that.

The Women’s Marches have been pretty much the model: peaceful but still powerful.
Image found on Toledo Blade.

Silence can speak louder than anything else.
Image of Emma Gonzalez at Washington, D.C., March for Our Lives on Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Violence isn’t needed to make your point.
Image found on OdysseyOnline.

Martin Luther King Jr. stressed nonviolence, and he was right.
Photo by Central Press/Getty Images found on Time.