It’s been a week unlike any other in my lifetime(that I can recall).The House Select Committee on Jan 6th have been revealing some of the details of that fateful day and detailing some of the proofs they have of how events unfolded. What an ignoble enterprise it was with the collusion of American Senators and Representatives to bring down the lawful Government. What has sickened me apart from the inclusion of Racist groups as a deliberate act in the venture, so that those responsible can never disassociate themselves from the intent, is the lack of condemnation from much of the mainstream press. Do they really think the man on whose behalf this was done is such a Stalwart American Hero that his actions rate forgiveness?
They Don’t!!! A friend shared on her blog a letter she’s sent to her State representatives and Senators asking whether they meant the oath they took after being elected. For those of you unsure of the oath this is it……… .I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. It seems a viable question given what’s been heard from the commiittee. Those involved in the insurrection cannot in good conscience claim to be defending the constitution from domestic enemies. In my mind those same people who take money from Big Pharma and the NRA are not faithfully discharging the duties of the office when they sell their votes not in the interests of the people. I feel that way whichever Political Party you’re from.
Following in the wake of the Uvalde massacre I think the law should change to stop any politico from accepting money from the NRA until proper bipartisan laws are in place to make it harder for people to get guns, specifically ones like the AR15 which do not belong in the hands of civilians. Politicians who do not subscribe to laws that protect the people of America should be voted out at the earliest opportunity. But going back to the start of this post I sincerely hope all those who took part in the insurrection are dealt with most harshly by Merrick Garland who has a duty to uphold the laws of the Country. Maybe when this happens the rest of the world can stop laughing and America can take it’s place as the Home of the Free again.