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Posted in In the News on February 17, 2017   |  by Gary Burger

Women Patriots Fighting for Rights

Women Patriots Fighting for Rights

I am so proud of my wife and mom for exercising their First Amendment Rights last weekend in Washington, D.C. Regardless of your political view, the right to march and express your ideas is the cornerstone of American Liberty. President Trump tweeted about the marches: Peaceful protests are a hallmark of our democracy. Even if I don't always agree, I recognize the rights of people to express their views.

Thanks for Kristen and Joan making the trip to Washington, D.C. to remind us Americans how important honoring and respecting women's rights are. People can minimize that cause, but it was only a couple decades ago that there were almost no women lawyers, doctors, or businesspeople.

When my mom became a lawyer there were no female judges in the State of Missouri and few women in the courthouse. My mom and many other women worked hard to establish respected, safe, and equal working environments for all women and we all (not just women) stand on their shoulders.

So, thanks again to them, and anyone else, who stands up for what they believe in. With the divisiveness we see in America policies today, it is more important than ever to empathize and respect others' views, even if we don’t stand in their shoes.