Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Peace! Peace! When There Is No Peace!

They have no knowledge of the way of peace, and there is no sense of what is right in their behavior: they have made for themselves ways which are not straight; whoever goes in them has no knowledge of peace. - Isaiah 59:8 BBE -

I always love it when blogsurfing to come across an interesting piece of news and decide to blog on it. This one I found on Steal the Bandwagon who gives a hat tip to Michelle Malkin.

Lovely story. Diminutive, 48 year old woman, 5'2" gets punched in the face by a "peace" protester AND his peacenik buddies do nothing to help apprehend him. Peaceable folks huh?

From - Columbia Daily Tribune - Rita Preckshot went to a peace rally, and a fight broke out.

It started out as a typical Wednesday for Preckshot, a 49-year-old who stands about 5-foot-2 and has hearing aids in both ears. She was standing on her normal spot on Providence Road, holding her signs in support of American soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. For nearly four years now, this has been Preckshot’s life from about 4:15 to about 5:45 in the afternoon once a week. She started her solo troop-support effort to counteract the peace protesters who stand a couple of blocks away at the intersection of Providence and Broadway. The peaceniks hold signs that say things such as "honk for peace" and "end the occupation."
The man (Paul Allaire) stepped closer. She backed off a step. He shoved a sign in her face, and she backed off once again.

"Don’t touch me!" she told him.

Then, she says, he pushed her.

"He started taunting me and reached out and pushed on my shoulder," Preckshot says. "Each time he pushed, it got a little harder. When I saw his hand come at me again, I grabbed it. I felt fearful."

As Preckshot pushed the man’s hand away, "he slugged me right in the face," she says.
The man, Paul Allaire, doesn’t live in Boone County. He lists Arcadia as his home, though he’s a frequent attendee at the Wednesday protests. He has been charged with third-degree misdemeanor assault for his alleged attack on Preckshot.
(Paul Allaire said) "The only reason I even approached this woman was to try to understand where her extreme hatred came from," he says. The flier he says he was putting in Preckshot’s face showed President George W. Bush in a Hitleresque outfit and pose. He calls it a joke.

"I was neither being impolite nor threatening when I was slapped," he writes

prying1 sez:
It only goes to show that peace doesn't come from holding up a sign. He said he was wondering about HER 'extreme hatred' which shows HE most likely is caught up in believing the lies the liberals spread about those who support the war against terrorism.

This man is obviously troubled and I hope during his incarceration he finds true peace with his Maker. Hopefully to the point where he can see his wrong doing and repent (turn away) from it. Anger management will not help. This is a man who needs Jesus. Pray for him.