No matter what side of the fence you stand on regarding today's inauguration of President Trump there are several things that apparently need to be made clear.

As Americans, the 1st amendment and the right to protest is an absolute necessity for a free society. But, when the "protest" begins to infringe on the rights of others to travel freely in public spaces, attempts to intimidate the speech of others, begins to destroy and damage private property, and assault citizens & police you are no longer a "protester" exercising your rights. You have become a tyrant and criminal.

Reports are now pouring in of a bomb being placed underneath a police cruiser, officers being hospitalized from injuries received during protests, and property being destroyed.

If you wish to exercise your rights and influence change, resorting to criminal acts and mob intimidation should never be a consideration.

We pray for our members that are in DC and police officers across the country right now who are assisting with security and the protests that have sprung up across the country.