• Political Violence Unacceptable … and Proved Counterproductive to Worthy Cause

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    Surge Summary: The violence in the nation’s capital on Wednesday is totally unacceptable. It misrepresented the multitudes who showed up to peaceably object to what they perceived to be irregularities in the 2020 presidential election. It also subverted the congressional efforts to address those concerns.

    by Gary Bauer

    Two months ago, 74 million people voted for Donald Trump.  Most polls (herehere and here) indicate that approximately 75% of Republicans believe he and they were cheated.  I agree.  Whether the “main stream” media want to discuss it or not, it’s a huge problem for the country when 55 million people believe an election was illegitimate.

    Hundreds of thousands of those Americans came to Washington [Wednesday] to exercise their First Amendment rights of freedom of speech and freedom of assembly.  It’s not a new phenomenon in Washington.  Citizens gather dozens of times every year to demonstrate.

    They marched to Capitol Hill, which they have a right to do.  But then a portion of that crowd broke windows and doors in the Capitol Building.  They pushed past police officers and entered the building.

    I condemn that violence.  Such actions were not lawful.  And they set back our cause. Legitimate concerns about election irregularities were totally dismissed after [Wednesday]’s chaos on Capitol Hill.

    True conservatives don’t attack police officers.  True conservatives do not vandalize property and disrespect just laws.  Yesterday’s violence undercut the high moral ground we hold and must continue to hold on the rule of law.

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    Originally Posted here.

    Image: Screen Shot; BBC News; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6quOC6McLZU

    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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