Commonwealth Policy Center
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There have been several protests in Frankfort calling for Gov. Beshear to open up the state. One group of protestors rallied around religious freedom and called on the governor to allow churches to meet in-person. At another rally, protestors chanted “let us work,” and called for more businesses to be open. But the latest rally of angry protestors saw an effigy of Gov. Beshear hung from a tree on the Capitol grounds. The angry group then marched from the Capitol to the governor’s mansion and yelled for the family to come outside. Needless to say, this inflammatory rhetoric isn’t helpful to our politics or civil discourse. Protest and public demonstrations are part of our political freedoms, but hanging an effigy of the governor crosses a line of civility that is rightly being condemned.