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January 6th – A Day That Will Live in Infamy

ByCharles E. Brown

Jan 7, 2021
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Let me start off by saying that I was a supporter of President Trump (notice the word “WAS”). However, listening to his speech yesterday morning, before the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, I found it revolting.

Let’s not play any word games here: When Mr. Trump told the crowd of some of his most ardent supporters that Vice President Mike Pence was going to change the results of the election he out-in-out LIED. There is no other way to justifiably describe it. Mr. Pence does not have the constitutional authority to do such a thing and even attempting such a thing would seriously damage our political system.

There is no doubt that there were some irregularities regarding the 2020 presidential election. However, President Trump and his legal advisors tried to bring the case before numerous courts, including the Supreme Court, and in all cases failed to prove that the alleged irregularities were significant enough to change the election results. As a result, all the courts, including the Supreme Court, rejected his arguments. There is no question that this has to be studied, at a STATE level, in order to insure that these irregularities do not happen again. However, that DOES NOT give the president the right to tell a large gathering that the results are going to be changed that day.

Anyone with an I.Q. above that of a carrot could easily see what was coming next after the President’s speech. By then, it was almost too late to mobilize the forces necessary to stop it. Later in the day he released a recorded speech that was not only tepid and even more inciting, but actually had the nerve to throw Mike Pence under the bus for “not doing his job.” Vice President Pence was following the Constitution of the United States to the letter.

I have to strongly agree with legal analyst and attorney Jonathan Turley who indicated that any good legacy Donald Trump has is now is tatters. What President Trump should have said yesterday was that while he didn’t agree with the results of the election it is time to move forward and learn from our mistakes.

Whether you want to believe that it was ANTIFA agitators that stormed the Capitol (an argument I find specious) or Mr. Trump’s ardent supporters makes no difference. The President gave a speech that opened the door wide for the actions of yesterday. Just because we saw this same nonsense from the Left this past summer does NOT give others a license to do the same. This is the kind of stuff we expect to see and hear in a third-world country by a tin-pan dictator…NOT the President of the United States.

I am sorry if this irks a few….but this was a black mark in the history of our country.

5 thoughts on “January 6th – A Day That Will Live in Infamy”
  1. Did you see the letter that was written by Mike Pence with the statement that he will follow the Constitution to the letter and be as fair as possible on these proceedings?

  2. A very sad day for America …. It clearly shows a nation divided and fighting itself for what???
    Someone is accountable for this . God bless you all .

  3. Mike Pence has come out of this debacle with his dignity intact.
    He would have made a wonderful president.

  4. Absolutely. What happened yesterday is beyond the pale, and something I can not in good conscience support. I supported Trump, until yesterday. What happened was inappropriate, unnecessary, and to be perfectly honest, didn’t do we conservatives any favors.

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