To the editor:
Why do I protest? Because it is my right as an American citizen. Not only that, it's my duty.
Freedom is not cheap. You must fight for your rights, not in the battlefield of some foreign country. Workers' right to unionize. Women's suffrage. Civil rights. All fought for in the streets of America.
When you see me protesting at the courthouse, remember that I'm out there for you. You don't have to agree with me. You're within your right to be mad. But don't deny me my right to protest.
When your government acts in ways that are contrary to your beliefs, protest; it's your right.
But more than that, it's your duty.