On Jan. 6, 2021, we all were a witness to the Washington, D.C., riot and the outrage it generated in the news media and among politicians. They said it was an attack on our democracy and an insurrection. They were all outraged, calling for those involved to be held accountable. With all due respects, this was a one-day event in the capital, and all those involved should be held accountable.
However, these outraged news media and politicians seem to have a very short memory. We all recall the many months of major cities with long-running riots, looting and burning of business, and the attacks on the police and terrorizing of those people in those cities. Antifa was at the root of those riots.
In appeasement of those groups, cities cut funding of the police and crime and killing went way up. Where was the outrage of the news media and politicians during that long period of violence? I don't care who you are, if you cross the line from peaceful protest to violent riot, the law should come down on you like a ton of bricks.
Abraham Lincoln once said, "If destruction be our lot, it will come form with in." If we keep going down this road of bitterness, hatred and division, destruction will be our lot.