As the mainstream news media, technology and Wall Street corporations, and the Democratic Party leadership continue to censor and rage against President Trump and all Trump supporters for the riot a week ago at the Capitol, there is tremendous hypocrisy. For example, out of one side of his mouth, President-elect Joe Biden* says his is the presidency of all Americans and it is time to heal, the other side of his mouth is labeling Trump supporters, saying, “Don’t dare call them protesters. They were a riotous mob, insurrectionists, domestic terrorists. It’s that basic. It’s that simple.” Records validate that a small portion of protesters at the Capitol became rioters, and they are being arrested and dealt with accordingly.
The greater issue at hand is that this single event has evolved into a narrative that all conservatives and Christian conservatives are “domestic terrorists.” That means that 74 million people who voted for Donald Trump are somehow painted with the same broad-brush with the handful that stormed the Capitol, and are somehow now something less than deserving of a job, and having life and liberty. The amplification that the riot last week was a coup attempt, an insurrection, clearly is not the truth. Coup attempts and insurrections are conducted with weapons, mass violence, executions, and mob-generated detentions aimed at heads of state, not inept legislative bodies. This was not close to that. Let us, however, not excuse this event. The Constitution guarantees the right to peaceably assemble, and that’s not what happened.
The Epoch Times chronology of January 6 documents that there were those with violent intent and there were those among the protesters who were trying to prevent such violence. Once again, however, Democrats are using the event and Trump’s remarks to impeach him and impugn his supporters. His remarks did not advocate or call for violence: “We’re going to walk down to the Capitol and we’re going to cheer on our brave senators and congressmen and women…Because you’ll never take back our country with weakness. You have to show strength and you have to be strong…We have come to demand that Congress do the right thing and only count the electors who have been lawfully slated—lawfully slated. I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard.”
Observations: The left harshly criticizes others for broad-brushing and stereotyping people, yet they are doing this with anyone who supported Trump; The censorship and canceling of dissenters’ is alarming; Passing on outrageous conspiracy theories as fact are counterproductive to solving the challenges we have as a nation; Advocating dictatorial, unconstitutional actions should be avoided; Protests and civil disobedience are never successful unless there is a clear objective; Violence should be an extraordinary last resort unless in self-defense (History of Concord, Lexington). The Christian standard was established by Christ who said in Matthew 5:17, “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.” Christ kept the law. He was a light to the world. He changed the world. You can, too.