I am writing in response to both the editorial, “Not the Time or Place,” and also Ken Reid’s “Condemning Samirah’s protest” in the Loudoun Times-Mirror on Aug. 2. I am really struck by both articles chastising Del. Samirah for his protest of Trump in Jamestown on July 30. I fail to see how it was even appropriate to have Trump come to such an event after his racist attacks on members of Congress. It seems once again, people are more concerned about decorum and respect when we are at a time in history where Trump, his enablers, the local paper and local GOP activists are fine with lowering the bar once again. Interrupting Trump during his speech where his words ring so hollow are perfectly appropriate, and I applaud Samirah for doing so. These are not normal times. I fear we may never go back to “normal times”. But I know attacking someone for exercising their free speech is a huge step in the wrong direction.