Here and now, on the 7th day of January, 2021, we are still a little unsure exactly what happened. The news is fresh, scattered, and diffuse.
Let us, though, begin by saying that whoever, whatever, and however the events of yesterday at the U.S. Capitol came about -- we condemn the violence. There can be no wavering on that. And we do so, unlike our Democratic and leftist friends, quite consistently. We condemned the violence of BLM and ANTIFA as they were burning cities, occupying business districts, and assassinating police officers. We condemn this action, no matter who it was, just as vehemently.
But why? Without excusing anything, let us search for reasons.
A person is willfully or ignorantly blind if, by this point, they do not recognize that this election was stolen. Wrought with fraud and corruption that began long before election day and culminated in an act of sedition the likes of which this country has never seen, this election was a criminal act.
Understand that when I say "act of sedition", I am not talking about the two hours of mayhem we condemned yesterday. I am talking about the election itself -- yet to be condemned by anyone.
What could we have done to prevent this? In two short words: American Federalism!
State legislatures could have and should have stepped up and done their jobs when the very idea of mass mail-in voting was first proposed. Politicians and lawmakers at the State level should have and could have begun condemning violence about 7 months ago instead of 24 hours ago. Attorneys General, Secretaries of State, and State legislatures could have and should have done their duty when it became abundantly apparent that election results were manufactured.
Instead we expect a corrupt federal legislature, judiciary, and executive to correct the corruption? "No man can be a judge in his own case," is an ancient tried and true proverb. And don't even get started on the media.
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I say again: We do not save this Republic until States are ready and willing to stand up to their federal government and say, "We own you. You don't own us." And the real owners, the people, must turn their eyes toward home to make that happen.