Via Washington Examiner:
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said Wednesday his Virginia home was recently vandalized with anti-Trump rhetoric.
Carson announced that his home had been damaged in a post on his Facebook page, encouraging people to “learn to be neighborly and to get to know each other” in the wake of the violence in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday.
Carson said he and his wife were out of town when their house was vandalized by people who wrote “hateful rhetoric about President Trump,” but said “other kind, embarrassed neighbors” cleaned up their house before they returned.
Regarding all of the racial and political strife emanating from the events in Charlottesville last weekend, let me…
Ben Carson wrote:
Regarding all of the racial and political strife emanating from the events in Charlottesville last weekend, let me relate a story. Several years ago we bought a farm in rural Maryland. One of the neighbors immediately put up a Confederate flag. A friend of ours who is an African-American three-star general was coming to visit and immediately turned around concluding that he was in the wrong place. Interestingly, all the other neighbors immediately put up American flags shaming the other neighbor who took down the Confederate flag. More recently our home in Virginia along with that of a neighbor was vandalized by people who also wrote hateful rhetoric about President Trump. We were out of town, but other kind, embarrassed neighbors cleaned up most of the mess before we returned.
In both instances, less than kind behavior was met by people taking the high road. We could all learn from these examples. Hatred and bigotry unfortunately still exists in our country and we must all continue to fight it, but let’s use the right tools. By the way, that neighbor who put up the Confederate flag subsequently became friendly. That is the likely outcome if we just learn to be neighborly and to get to know each other.
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