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Nancy Pelosi and Her Dangerous Tactic of Provoking Civil Unrest

Nancy Pelosi and Her Dangerous Tactic of Provoking Civil Unrest
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While all that is being laid on President Trump for not only the demonstration-turned-riot on Capitol Hill, but for the increase in civil tension across the nation – including the prospect of more to come– Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her more radical Democrats are doing their part to escalate the situation.

It would appear that her strategy is to provoke more violence that can be blamed on not only Trump, but on Republican public officials and millions of Republican voters.  Her stereotyping of all Republican voters – even those Republicans who may not have even voted for Trump – as enemies of the state, is an effort to damage the Republican brand for political gain in the 2022 midterm elections.

Nancy Pelosi saw what happened across the country on Election Day 2020. 

Apart from the outcome of the presidential election, Democrats took a drubbing – especially in her own House chamber.  Her onetime dominant majority has shrunk to now where she has only a margin of five votes.  In other words, the Democrats 2018 blue wave has been crushed.

No matter what one thinks of Trump, there was no public benefit to engaging in a meaningless impeachment at this time. 

First of all, it was IMPOSSIBLE to undertake a fair and legitimately motivated impeachment in the remaining few days of the Trump presidency.  There is no time for proper investigation – no time for deliberation by both sides.  Pelosi’s action is not about removing Trump from office before the end of his term.  It is all about political posturing and pandering.

Nancy Pelosi feigned reluctance to take up an impeachment — and would only do so if Vice President Pence and the Cabinet did not invoke the 25th Amendment to declare Trump incompetent and strip him of his powers.  Pelosi knew that was not going to happen.  She has already dangerously weaponized impeachment as a partisan political procedure in 2020. And she tried to do the same with the 25th Amendment.

By grossly exaggerating the circumstances – that Trump is a clear and present danger to the very existence of the Republic – to justify her rush-to-judgment impeachment, Pelosi increased the angst and anger of Republicans. She also incited irrational hatred from the left.  I am not just referring to the extreme nutcases in the Trump base – and there are some. I am referring to the millions of Americans Pelosi maligns in words and deed.

She also signaled to the anti-Trump nutcases that their angry and aggressive actions are warranted … justified ….  Pelosi is literally poking both sides into confrontation.  We already see it on social media.

The angry threats are NOT coming from just one side of the political/philosophic divide as the media would have us believe. 

Death threats are increasing against Republican politicians and conservative activists.

Pelosi recognizes that impeachment will overshadow the inauguration of President Biden. She also knows it will further putrefy the political atmosphere in the first 100 days of the Biden administration. Pelosi still pursued a second meaningless impeachment.  Like the first one, its sole purpose was to influence an election. 

Pelosi contends that Congress and deal with impeachment and the launching of the Biden presidency.  She is wrong.  The Senate trial will such most of the oxygen out of the troom.  Trump, himself, will make sure of that.

The impeachment dashed a hope for a real effort by Biden to reach across the aisle to seek unity and cooperation – if that be his sincere intent.  It will mean that, one way or another, the pending trial will influence the deliberations of almost every nomination Biden sends to the Senate for advice and consent.

There are also non-political negative ramifications resulting from the impeachment. 

It thwarts efforts to restore unity and comity to the body politic.  The increase in confrontation – especially if it reaches the proportions we saw in the 1960s – will have a negative impact on the slowly improving economic.  The record-breaking stock market is likely to be the first to suffer.  Jobs will suffer.  Small business will suffer – some directly if rioters do what rioters do.  Getting America back to normal will suffer.

Pelosi encouraged people to take to the streets by subtly provoking both sides to feel a personal necessity to publicly demonstrate. By doing this, she will be creating innumerable super-spreader events resulting in an upsurge in Covid-19 cases – and deaths.  While Pelosi should be promoting calm and continuing to encourage folks to stay home, she is doing the opposite.

Whether from violence or disease, Pelosi’s reckless action will inevitably lead to more dead Americans. 

She and the Democrats will – as they often accuse Trump – have blood on their hands.

In her broad-brush partisan attack on the Republican brand based on mendacious political narratives – and on millions of good Americans across the nation who voted for Trump — Pelosi is putting a torch to the tinderbox.  If we again see the kinds of Days of Rage that marked the 1960s, Pelosi will be as culpable as anyone.

If they believe that Trump’s words were intemperate – and I personally believe they were — then they could have gone for a censure.  Put the indelible mark on his legacy and move on.  The primary purpose of impeachment is removal from office.  It is absurd to tie up the federal government removing from office a person no longer holding that office.

A censure would avoid a prolonged constitutional debate.  Would not abuse the power of impeachment.  Would not have heightened the tension in the nation.  A censure might even have produced a convincing bipartisan vote that would have reduced public tension.

Nancy Pelosi – with her strident partisan lust for power – has made a bad situation worse.  Trump is out.  Now we have the problem the Pelosi is not.

So, there ‘tis.

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Larry Horist

So,there‘tis… The opinions, perspectives and analyses of Larry Horist Larry Horist is a businessman, conservative writer and political strategist with an extensive background in economics and public policy. Clients of his consulting firm have included such conservative icons as Steve Forbes and Milton Friedman. He has served as a consultant to the Nixon White House and travelled the country as a spokesman for President Reagan’s economic reforms. He has testified as an expert witness before numerous legislative bodies, including the U. S. Congress. Horist has lectured and taught courses at numerous colleges and universities, including Harvard, Northwestern, DePaul universities, Hope College and his alma mater, Knox College. He has been a guest on hundreds of public affairs talk shows, and hosted his own program, “Chicago In Sight,” on WIND radio. Horist was a one-time candidate for mayor of Chicago and served as Executive Director of the City Club of Chicago, where he led a successful two-year campaign to save the historic Chicago Theatre from the wrecking ball. An award-winning debater, his insightful and sometimes controversial commentaries appear frequently on the editorial pages of newspapers across the nation. He is praised by readers for his style, substance and sense of humor. According to one reader, Horist is the “new Charles Krauthammer.” He is actively semi-retired in Boca Raton, Florida where he devotes his time to writing. So, there ‘tis is Horist’s signature sign off.

44 Comments

  1. Joe S Bruder

    Wow, you’ve got to be kidding! You’re just trying to pull our legs, get a rise out of Democrats, right?

    First of all, nobody has blamed “all Republicans” – in fact, an awful lot of Republicans quite publicly endorsed Biden. Just because Pelosi is doing her Constitutional duty and has taken steps to rein in a rogue President doesn’t mean that she’s provoking civil unrest. I don’t see it as aggressive – her actions were/are completely justified. On the other hand, she has a right to be angry, and do many, many Americans – Trump has attacked our government and its institutions, the very foundation of what America stands for.

    President Trump was provoking civil unrest from the moment he started campaigning – “go ahead and beat them up, I’ll pay your legal fees”, inciting the mobs at his rallies to attack the press or anyone (peacefully) holding an anti-Trump sign. He called Mexicans “rapists and murderers”, attacked all Muslims as terrorists, separating any group that didn’t overwhelmingly support him from the rest of society.

    He refused to condemn white nationalists, and in fact, kept stirring that particular pot with his calls to “exercise your Second Amendment rights!” He publicly attacked black athletes, female politicians, and anyone who opposed him, inspiring his followers to send death threats to anyone he attacked. When the Black Lives Matter movement surfaced, not only did he tell his followers to go out and attack them, he created his own unmarked para-military force to attack the peaceful protestors. He’s the most corrupt President in the history of the country. The indictments will start at noon on Wednesday, and he will be in jail and/or courtrooms for the rest of his life.

    After he lost his election by a wide margin, he continued to repeat lies about the election and whip his followers into a frenzy of conspiracy theories. You call his words “intemperate”? Intemperate is what we can call about 90% of his tweets. I call his speech since the middle of 2020 treasonous – he was casting doubt on the eection process because he knew he was going to lose, and after the election because he needed money. Oh boo hoo, Trump got impeached. He deserved it. TRUMP LED A COUP-D’ETAT AGAINST THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!

    You are trying to blame future COVID cases on impeachment? How about admitting that Trump ignored COVID and the direct results was 24M infected and 400,000 deaths? The vaccine has been out since early December (and you can give more credit for that to Dolly Parton that to President Trump), and only 11M have been vaccinated so far, hamstrung by a lack of federal government coordination or even interest.

    And impeachment will destroy the economy? Trump already did that. The stock market went from roughly 20,000 to 30,000 over the course of 4 years. That’s about a 10% rise (compared to Obama’s term, going from 8000 to 20,000 over 8 years, an average yearly rise of 12%). Trump broke the longest string of expansion in history with a recession in 2020, which started BEFORE his disastrous handling of the coronavirus. And he’s leaving office with fewer people employed than when he started, the first time in over 100 years that has happened.

    Pelosi is doing exactly what she should be doing. Trump will get a fair trial in the Senate – he committed treason, in public, right out in the open. And there’s still a good chance that Republicans will protect him, although I doubt it this time. The GOP doesn’t want to be known as the “Party of Trump” or the “Party of Treason” – they have as much incentive to convict Trump as Democrats do. It doesn’t remove Trump from power (which McConnell protected him from AGAIN), but does take his ability to run in the future away, with the side benefit of specifically highlighting his crimes. That may be a moot point too, since Trump will spend the rest of his life in jail anyway.

    So, down off your high horse, Horist. Your pearl clutching is not convincing anyone.

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    • keith

      U ARE A MORON , NO WONDER THE USA IS DOOMED , PELOSHI HAS BEEN THE ISSUE SINCE DAY ONE , TRUMP HAS AWAKEN AMERICA UP AGAIN FROM BEING SCREWED EVERYDAY BY THE SO CALLED PEOPLES PARTY . I AM 65 AND WORKED HARD ALL MY LIFE, TRUMP IS THE BEST WE WILL EVER SEE………. BOTTOM LINE

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      • Tom

        Actually you are partially correct, Pelosi is part of the problem. The other parts are: Reed, McConnell, Shummer, Hawley, Cruz, Waters, Sharpton, left wing and right wing, and media that has allowed Trump to feed the public lies about a stolen election.

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    • Ol

      You quite evidently do not do much more than lightly peruse the news or you would not dispute the contention that the blame for almost everything that happens in The USA today is eventually laid off on people who identify as conservatives,Christians or republicans if they espouse anything other than the liberal, socialist, progressive, leftist, democratic drivel!!!!

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      • Tom

        I have not heard anyone blame Christians, conservatives, for what Trump has done. He incited insurrection on his own and his close ally Rudy G co-conspired. You and republicans are not to blame. And I welcome your views, as I hope you will welcome mine, and welcome the truth and true facts. As a Christian and Veteran, I defend you right to have your views heard brother!

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        • Rattlerjake

          You are no Christian and it is blasphemy for you to even use the term. I’d be willing to be you’re a catholic, followers of the pedophile satanists. Interesting how one of GOD’s laws is against false witness, yet YOU support the very people who live on lies and corruption.

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    • DanC

      Brainwashed fool…

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      • Tom

        Wow Dan C, I bet it took all of your brain power to think of this insult that adds no value to the conversation you were responding to! Way to go loser!

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        • Rattlerjake

          At least he has a brain, unlike you and your comrades.

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    • howe joseph

      Comrade Bruder, You are so full of crap, I can’t believe I’m wasting my time responding. You should be a fiction writer your good at it.

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      • Tom

        Actually Howe, you are a mis-informed, not informed, and blatherskyping fool who pushes on doors marked pull. But you are correct. Crawl back in your hole or under your rock and don’t bother responding. You added nothing of value.

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    • Ronald L Gibbs

      DID ANY OF YOUR MOTHER’S KIDS ACTUALLY LIVE. FOLKS, THIS IS A COMRADE OF THE COMMUNIST REGIME THAT HAS TAKEN OVER OUR GOVERNMENT AND CONTINUE TO DESTROY OUR CONSTITUTION AND OUR WAY OF LIFE. IF I WERE YOU I WOULD KEEP EYES WIDE OPEN.

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    • russell remmert

      this individual is as crazy as nancy is

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      • Tom

        The truth often feels crazy to the disillusioned! After Germany fell, many of the people said, “I cant believe I did that.” and “I can’t believe I believed that.” You will one day say the same. Give it time.

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    • Florida Phil

      Well, Joe – you lying dog-faced pony soldier – there you go again. Mixing little fact with lots of fiction and always biased against anything honest.

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      • Tom

        Phil, your comment added no value to the discussion. I doubt that you know Joe, so your comment is very disingenuous, and shows just how little you know about the WHOLE truth. It also shows how gullible you are to power figures like Trump. Your comment shows you have little concept of honesty. Pathetic!

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    • Tom

      Mr. Bruder, thank you for telling the truth. This Vietnam War Era Veteran considers you a hero for you willingness to be bold and tell the truth. I rode in nuclear submarines in the South China Sea and other areas of the world, missed my family, trained constantly, and devoted my youth to keep you and all of the other bloggers below free. I do not regret a minute of my service and I do relish their freedom of speech which most likely many of them have not served and paid the price for. But I do regret that those I kept free have such ugly things to say about your speaking the truth. But this Vet stands with you! You keep speaking the truth! Never back down, never quit speaking the truth, never say die. And look forward to the day when our fellow Americans will see the whole truth, the good and bad of Trump. God speed to you and may the wind always be at your back!

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  2. Jan

    Pelosi is so evil and disgusting I just can’t find the right words to describe her and her hateful waste of time to Impeach the President. She is the one causing all the trouble!!!

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    • russell remmert

      he/she/it is the slime that needs to be removed, remove the witch

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    • Russ Remmert

      Jan you are right

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    • Florida Phil

      Be careful of that which you wish – you know not who might replace her.

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    • Tom

      Jan, I share your disgust at Pelosi. I cannot find the word for many of her actions. And she has surely played the devil’s advocate. But in this situation she is correct. No president is above the law. Masses were inspired to insurrection due to Mr. Trump’s months of election fraud words, his callings to march on the capitol and “It will be a wild time.” and the words of his lawyer Rudy G who stated “trial by combat!”. As a Military Veteran I support her efforts, and so does Mitch McConnell. I kmow this is hard for you to accept, defeat is never fun. But this is for the good of the country and ALL Americans that I served to protect. Blessings to you.

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  3. Dan Winright

    So there you have it. 25000 troops surrounding a fenced in capital. LOOKS LIKE A ROUNDUP TO ME!
    Perfect place and time to ARREST the dumbocraptic traitors.

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    • russell remmert

      where is the Supreme court

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      • Tom

        What do you want the Supreme Court to do? Throw law books and briefs at the insurrectionists? Get real!!! The troops are to ensure that the processes of government and peaceful transfer of power will occur. It is not a round up. Do not buy into the hype! You are above such mind control!

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    • Nancy

      good idea!

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  4. Cg

    Pelosy is a degenerate weak person.Who uses the laws to her liking,But they will not work with President Trump.He will return to fix the shambles that the demoncraps were hoping for.I wouldn’t put it past the demoncraps to orchestrate that hill bullshit takeover.She refused additional security measures,why?Because she knew this was her last effort to try to blame President Trump and prevent him from running in 2024.It s all fiction with all the political nonsense that they tried for 4yrs to make this president look bad and they failed miserably.

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    • russell remmert

      the evil speaker thinks she is president, remove her/him/it before America is ruined forever

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    • Tom

      Therapy now!!!

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  5. Ms Cutie

    I believe Pelosi and lots of Democrats who think like her are very evil President Trump was doing great for our Country. However, since Hillary didn’t win the Democrats just wouldn’t stop 🛑 even Obama who is no longer a NoBody we’re doing terrible things to our Nation. Aren’t they grown up s & should Stop. Look at Adam Schiff & Jerry Nadler. Two other devils In Disguise plus Maxine Waters. Look at her ? She’s Spooky looking creature

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    • Eagle

      I fully agree, Pelosi Adam Schiff and Nadler need to apoligize to President Trump at the inaugeration for what they did to President Trump. Maybe when pigs learn to fly?

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  6. Honest

    Nancy, You Are Nothing But A Pimple On The Ass Of Mankind And YOU ARE THE ONE THAT SHOULD BE IMPEACHED AS A FULL BLOWN TRAITOR TO ALL AMERICANS~ You Obviously HAVE NO SCRUPLES OR BRAIN !! GO EAT YOUR ICE CREAM AND BE SURE TO TOP THE ICE CREAM WITH SHI- !!

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    • Dan Tyree

      You’re being too kind. A pimple is much better than any commiecrat

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  7. Annette

    If any one is kidding it is you Joe Mancy is a stain on the lib party and should have been gone long ago. If there ever is a war it will be because of the nuts Nancy and Chuck.

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  8. Ronald L Gibbs

    The American People will Rue the Day while they watched all the corruption in Washington, the rigging of a presidential election, the vicious tactics against our President Donad J. Trump, two worthless Impeachments, multiple investigations. Now that they have done away with Free and Open Elections, their current efforts are to squash Free Speech. The American people sat on their hands in all this and did nothing. Congress sat on its hands in all this and did nothing. The Supreme Court sat on their hands in all this and did nothing. The ONLY hope we have of saving our Nation and our Democracy is to free ourselves of the Communist Regime that disguise themselves as Democrats. This can only be done with an all out Civil War. If the American People are not willing to stand up of their country and their way of life then I say we do not deserve it. Saying you voted in the Presidential election is far from good enough for this fight. The only thing the Communist Regime understands is raw power and We the People should give them just that. Raw Power with weapons in hand.

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  9. Maqqty

    You are correct Nancy is the face of the Coup d’etat of America by the Demorats, and all is fair in love & war

    However their coup would not have happened without the help of the comprised and traitor Republicans, ‘

    Trump was the greatest and the last duly elected President of America

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  10. Jeanette Kelley

    America you are seeing the DESTRUCTION OF OF THIS GREAT NATON RIGHT BEFORE OUR VERY EYES! Nancy LUSH/WITCH/LYING Pelosi, and all her COMMIE DEMONCRATS & I might Add MANY RHINO’S along with her have
    taken this country down right in front of ‘WE THE PEOPLE’. Don’t kid yourself, this is NO LONGER GOVERNMENT BY
    WE THE PEOPLE, this FRAUD OF AN ELECTION HAS PROVEN THAT. THEY STOLE THIS ELECTION FROM 75 PLUS
    MILLION PEOPLE! No more OPEN/FREE ELECTIONS FOR AMERICA! We are nothing but SURFS’ to these self enriched Government Creeps!

    God Gave us a “Flawed All American President” (As we are all Flawed Individual’s), who actually went to Washington to
    work for “We The People”. What did Pelosi and all her DEMONCRATS do to this Good Man and his family? Remember,
    every thing they accused President Trump of doing , they are guilty of themselves of doing.

    WAKE UP AMERICA, THE COMMIES ARE ABOUT TO TAKE CONTROL AND YOU CAN KISS OUR FREEDOMS, CONSTITUTION GOOD BYE.

    BRAIN DEAD BIDEN, will not be in power long , That COMMIE WITCH KAMALA HARRIS WILL BE IN CHARGE AND ALL HER
    COMMIE ILK BEHIND HER.

    WHERE ARE ALL OUF OUR PATRIOTIC MILITARY MEN IN CHARGE? WHY ARN’T THEY DEFENDING OUR NATON AGANST THIS TAKE OVER OF THESE RADICALS? WHAT DID OUR BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN DIE FOR IN THE PAST BUT TO PRESERVE OUR FREEDOMS HERE IN AMERICA?

    GOD HELP US ALL.

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    • Dan Tyree

      The left doesn’t even get called out for inciting violence. They are 98% to blame. Now the American way will be to threaten and bully people into submission. But look out!!!! Most of the people aren’t having any of it. Kicking a dog will get you bitten.

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    • Dan Tyree

      If I were planning to join the military I would rethink the decision quickly. There’s no way that I would ever have an idiot like Joe as my commander in chief.

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      • Tom

        Dan, in a previous blog you said you tried to join the military and were found not physically fit to join the military. So stop your friggen bluster! Just be glad for real men like me who did serve in your place and keep you free. You have not had to pay the price for freedom, you just enjoy it like so many others on this blog and run your pie hole against the truth. This Vietnam War Veteran served for all Americans, even you! Now go hug the kids, play your fiddle, and thank God for those of us who served. We are entitled to our opinion in a way that you will never understand and never be a part of!

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        • Dan Tyree

          Tom I was disappointed that I had a heart murmur that kept me out. I really wanted to serve. That being said, your comment is snarky and stupid. But it’s all good. I developed into a decent fiddle player and guitar picker. I even played for a well known country artist once. When I tried to enlist the draft was in place. But I tried to volunteer. Thanks for your service but it didn’t make you any better than me.

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    • Tom

      I am one such brave military man. Trump did some good things and some horrible things. Any military man, any committed US Veteran will not support Trumps attempt at insurrection and stoppage of legitimate government functions such as election certification that we all fought for. I did not die for my country, I lived. But I can tell you that your opinion is not what the Vets I spoke to died for. Sorry. And yes, God is helping us. He is sending healing if you care to extend your hand.

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