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  • Writer's pictureDale Hanks

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January 6, 2021, was a sad, dark day for our country. The riots and breaching of the U.S. Capitol building were disgraceful, indeed.


But the liberal Democrats and media are shamelessly trying to hype it into something that it was not.


Was it a coup to try and overthrow the government? No.


Was it a "terrorist attack?" No.


Was it, as they breathlessly proclaim, "The day democracy almost died?" Definitely not.


The progressive left would have you believe that this is the worst thing that has EVER happened in our country; and you can be sure that they will memorialize January 6 every year. They are even planning on erecting a monument to forever mark the day.


In last week's remembrance ceremony for the January 6 riots (now simply referred to as "J6"), the Democrats held something akin to a group-therapy session to inaugurate what we can be pretty sure will be their new election campaign strategy. Since Joe Biden's job approval ratings are in the tank and the Democrats really don't have anything positive to run on, their only course of action is, apparently, to appeal to their base by dividing us as much as possible. The day was spent demonizing conservatives and Trump supporters, demeaning anyone who might have questioned the legitimacy of the November 2020 election, and trying to ensure that Donald Trump can never again be elected to ANY office.


And, in doing so, last week's ceremony turned into the theater of the absurd.


To start the day off, President Biden and VP Kamala Harris strode into into Statuary Hall together as a show of unity. There, in front of the media television cameras and for all the world to see, they began the show. Kamala warmed up the audience by promptly insulting a majority of Americans. With a complete lack of sensitivity and any historical perspective, she compared the J6 riots to Pearl Harbor and the terror attacks on 9/11. She then used her time to push for passage of the Voting Rights Bill which would federalize elections across all fifty states. She also decried the violence that took place on J6; which is rather hypocritical coming from the mouth of someone who encouraged the riots and violence in the summer of 2020 and who raised money to bail out the Black Lives Matter rioters.


Finally, in a flourish of faux patriotism, the VP botched the Preamble to our Constitution by mumbling something about " to ourselves and our prosperity " rather than "to ourselves and our posterity." Upon realizing she misread the teleprompter, she corrected her slip by making up a new word..."prosterity."


After that first act of political theater, the spotlight then shone on our Unifier-in-Chief, Joe Biden. In an effort to bring the country together, he proceeded to attack his predecessor, President Trump, and by extension, the 75 million Americans who voted for him. He gloated about how he won the election and that Trump is “not just a former president; he’s a defeated former president, defeated by a margin of over seven million of your votes in a full and free and fair election.” (The Democrats seem to conveniently ignore obvious facts like the totally illegal ballot-harvesting operation FINALLY being investigated in Georgia, and bulk-mail ballot fraud that worked so well in major cities like Detroit, Philadelphia, and Phoenix.) And then, to put the cherry on top, Biden said it was "the god's honest truth" that "150 million people went to the polls that day." Sorry, Joe. That's not the "god's honest truth." Only 60 million went to the polls that day. The rest of the 100 million votes came in by mail. Gee, what could go wrong?


By the end of his speech, Biden put on his tough guy act and firmly pronounced that he "will allow no one to place a dagger at the throat of democracy." To wrap things up, he said this: “I believe the power of the presidency, and the purpose, is to unite this nation, not divide it.


But that's exactly what he and the liberal Democrats did that day--divide us.


There are many questions about the J6 riots that remain unanswered. Conspiracy theories abound, and many believe we're being lied to. Here are just a few of the unanswered questions:

There is another view of what happened that day. It is a documentary produced by Nick Searcy, veteran Hollywood actor and one of the few conservative voices in Hollywood willing to speak out. Nick was there, and gives an up-close and personal account of what he witnessed on J6. The documentary is entitled, Capitol Punishment, and shows a COMPLETELY different view from the one the media has presented to the public.


It can be purchased at CapitolPunishmentTheMovie.com. I just watched it last evening and it's well worth the $9.99 cost to stream it. Here's the trailer:



Oh, yeah... one more bit of theater...literally.


Following the speeches by POTUS and VP Harris, Nancy Pelosi opened her part of the J6 activities in the House of Representatives. She called upon Lin Manuel-Miranda and the cast of the smash-hit Broadway show, Hamilton, to sing a song from the show. Introducing Miranda, she said, "We’re privileged to have a contribution from one of the great creative talents of our time, Lin-Manuel Miranda. May his beautiful words be an inspiration to us.”

The cast of Hamilton then sang the song, "Dear Theodosia" which, in the show, is a song sung by Aaron Burr to his infant daughter. It contains the lyric, "If we lay a strong enough foundation, we’ll pass it on to you, and we’ll give the world to you."


Okay...I'm not sure what that had to do with anything about the day. It's kind of lost on me.


The Democrat's use of Hamilton to memorialize the day and propagate the idea that the riots were an "insurrection" is rather curious and ironic. You see, Alexander Hamilton was, himself, an "insurrectionist." He was an officer in the ragtag mob of patriots who led our nation in the overthrow of a tyrannical government in a war for our independence.


I don't think that a patriotic insurrectionist is who they want to be selling tickets to their sideshow. Somehow, the irony of it is totally lost on them all.


“Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear."

- President Harry S. Truman

 

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