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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

As Joe Biden was sworn in as president, QAnon followers finally saw their hope for the "storm""when President Donald Trump would bring down the "deep state" and expose a far-reaching child-sex-trafficking ring"disappear, leaving followers of the unhinged conspiracy theory in despair and searching for answers, while one of the most prominent adherents gave up.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Dear President Trump, In the waning hours of your presidency, I wanted to take a few moments to express my deepest gratitude for all that you've done. It will be difficult in this small space to adequately express the depth and breadth of my appreciation, but I will make an admittedly feeble attempt. I was wrong about you..... (Continued in the link)

Thursday, January 14, 2021

The violent riot inside the US Capitol on Wednesday by a pro-Trump mob and far-right groups seeking to overturn the results of the presidential election have led to calls for those who incited the insurrection to be prosecuted. Were federal agents to investigate the matter, they would find no shortage of examples of inflammatory remarks coming from Donald Trump, his family and close circle in the immediate run-up to the mayhem:

Friday, January 08, 2021

Members of the U.S. Capitol Police will be among those interviewed as witnesses and if evidence emerges that implicated any of those officers as complicit, they will be charged, Acting U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin told reporters in a news briefing. read more

Thursday, January 07, 2021

-Multiple European security officials told Insider that President Donald Trump appeared to have tacit support among US federal agencies responsible for securing the Capitol complex in Wednesday's coup attempt. -Insider is reporting this information because it illustrates the serious repercussions of Wednesday's events: Even if they are mistaken, some among America's international military allies are now willing to give credence to the idea that Trump deliberately tried to violently overturn an election and had help from some federal law-enforcement agents. -"We train alongside the US federal law enforcement to handle these very matters, and it's obvious that large parts of any successful plan were just ignored," one source told us.



Many of the Republicans opposed to impeachment spoke of "unity". They talked about how impeaching this President again, with only days left in his term, would only serve to further divide our nation. If they really wanted "unity", then they should have joined with most Americans in the outrage over the events of January 6th. They should have explained to their constituents that the President's objections to the election were all based on a foundation of lies. They should have voted to impeach the President. Except for 10 courageous voices, all of those Republican representatives are cowards.

In the days following the insurrection, I've seen a few polls. Some of those polls suggest that 60-70 percent of Republicans STILL support this President, even in his obvious distain for our nation and constitution. And even his distain for his own constituents.

Another survey suggests that a full 45 percent of Republican voters support the storming of the U.S. Capitol. Almost half!

Given their continued support for violent overthrow of our nation, I have no idea how these Republican lawmakers, or Republicans in general could possibly expect "unity".

Since I read that 45 percent of Republicans support the illegal storming of the U.S. Capitol, I've considered that information a number of times. And the more I think about that, the more it sickens be to believe that about 1 out of 4 people that I speak to in my home community, or anywhere for that matter, are on board with this violent overthrow based upon lies. It sickens me that friends, neighbors and family have been sucked into believing all of the lies that have led us to this point. It sickens me so much that I've had to rethink many of those associations.

Unity??? I see NO path to unity until these people can acknowledge facts and truth. I see NO path to unity until these people are willing to disavow ANY attempt at violent overthrow of our Nation of Laws', and reject the falsehoods that have given so many the desire to commit such action.

Right now, I see no path to unity. At this point, I can only hope that this nation is able to simply become functional again.

As I was listening to some of the House debate over the second impeachment of this President, my mind began to wander.

I was wondering at the disconnect of the situation where Trump supporters had invaded our Capitol, many wearing attire that would put a definite label of racial superiority upon their character. I was wondering at the contrast of actions many of these people were taking, as they claimed some moral constitutional high ground. Even as many of their very actions were working to undermine that very constitution they claim to stand for.

These people were justifying their actions by claiming that their very freedoms were being stripped even as Congress was finalizing the results of a FREE and fair election. With no significant proof, they continue to parrot the claims of man who, rather than lose with grace and dignity, would prefer to tear our nation apart with lies that this fair election was stolen. A man who is perfectly willing to sacrifice lives to stroke his own ego.

As I continued to listen, several Republican Representatives justified their lack of courage for impeaching the President by pointing to a single sentence in the Presidents speech on the day of insurrection.

That sentence: "I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard."

The President used the word "peaceful" once. What those lawmakers failed to mention was that in that very same speech, the President used the word "fight" at least 15 times. What they fail to mention is ALL of the other rhetoric that led up to that day. Beginning well before the election with at least 25,000 lies and mistruths told by the President for more than 4 years. Continuing with weeks of claims that significant fraud had occurred on election day.. Continuing with at least 60 frivolous lawsuits. All thrown, and some even ridiculed out of court. And even with no proof, many of the elected officials in the House demonstrated that they fear the loss of their own power so much that they are willing to support those lies.

Much of the rhetoric finally leading up to the insurrection came straight from the President. Some of the rhetoric came from surrogates, no doubt on the Presidents behalf.

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