You live in a nation that prides itself on being “home of the free and the brave” that has a becameral legislature, House and Senate, that is elected by the people to represent their best interests, and they don’t?
You have rights spelled out in the Bill of Rights to assemble and approach those representatives you elected, who work for you, and when you show up in large numbers, they hide behind police who aim guns at you, and refuse to see you?
YOU, the constituency that put these people in office, are slandered, labeled with every derrogatory term imaginable, and hundreds are prosecuted by federal law enforcement while other protestors around the country get set free, and not charged with anything, and media broadcasts for months how evil you deplorables are! Calling it an armed insurrection, claiming law enforcement was attacked and killed, and you belong to some evil cult, and are ignorant.
Suppose a few of those representatives of the people actually weren’t cowards! Suppose they opened the doors instead of waiting for glass to be broken, and approached their constituency, greeting them like the people they supposedly represent.
Do you honestly believe those voters would hurt the people they put in place of trust to represent them? Do you honestly believe that when we now know none of the 300 or more who were arrested were armed? That the only person who was shot was shot by police, not the other way around?
It’s a huge jump to assume that those in Congress need to be protected from THE PEOPLE WHO VOTED FOR THEM IN THE FIRST PLACE!
They had a job to do that day! The voters wanted them to do the job correctly. Examine the challenges to the electoral college votes, and debate openly, so the people would have faith in the election. All they would have needed to do would be reassure the crowd they were following the process, and everything was going to be aboveboard and fair.
Of that crowd in the multitude of videos I’ve seen, who do you think meant harm to any of the elected representatives doing the people work? Several were seen in video stopping some from breaking glass, and largely, the crowd was NOT intent upon violence.
I don’t think I’m imagining this. I’m enraged that the people in Congress who see themselves as somehow our LEADERS, are so wimpy and cowardly they cannot and won’t face their own constituents. They aren’t a separate class! They aren’t our RULERS! They take direction from “we the people” or they are crooks who KNOW they are working AGAINST our better interested, and feel they need fencing and military to protect them from people they KNOW they are cheating, and ripping off!
I’m thinking there are only a small handful up there that actually represent the people, and are working in their best interest. The rest are screwing us over.
I didn’t think that way until the January 6 disgraceful behavior by what looks to me like a Congress with a guilty conscience.
And, cui bono, the upshot of the entire day was all the debate of the challenges ended, the illegitmate election was certified by cowards, and the people lost!
The corrupt power hungry, cowardly Congress, hiding behind the police guns, spent months blaming someone else entirely, pointing fingers everywhere but at themselves, and continue to sit in arrogant hubris thinking of ways to make certain that crowd doesn’t ever come actually armed. And their hysteria being spread by media they think justifies having the national guard and all that fencing to protect them. From the very people they swore an oath to work for…. Think about it.