It’s not pretty, and it’s going to get worse before it gets better.
As I write this, a cycle of violence and escalation has already begun. Look at these videos coming out from Townhall’s Julio Rosas who is on scene in D.C. right now. As you can see, things are quickly getting violent as Trump supporters do battle with police.
Capitol Police pushed the Trump supporters back and used a lot of pepper spray. pic.twitter.com/9bnYLbhWxR
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) January 6, 2021
With the capitol under siege and violence escalating so quickly, it’s a wonder how things will ever calm down again.
“Well I’M calling it. We got the f***ing trifecta,” tweeted hard-left activist Page Wolf. “Take no prisoners. Burn them to the ground. Kick that turtle shell straight to hell. Pack the courts. End the filibuster. Make DC and Puerto Rico and Guam all motherf***ing states.”
At least Democrats are being honest now about what they’re going to do. pic.twitter.com/5sr8q6sArW
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) January 6, 2021
She’s not alone. It would appear that the left has plans for all this power they’ve now gotten.
If Democrats win both Senate seats in GA, it’s going to be hard to explain why they should promptly re-empower McConnell by seeking small-ball deals with him instead of getting rid of the filibuster and passing Biden’s big, bold agenda. Biden has a mandate. Time to use it.
— Adam Jentleson 🎈 (@AJentleson) January 6, 2021
They will have to employ the nuclear option and eliminate the filibuster.
But they can do it. And given the GOP’s willingness to throw traditions out the window for power, they should.
Eliminate the filibuster, ram through huge relief for everyday people and ride it to 2022.
— Walker Bragman (@WalkerBragman) January 6, 2021
Trump has led his party over the precipice. First thing Democrats should do is eliminate the filibuster and get some real work done. Second thing they should do is grant statehood to Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia.
— Julie Roginsky (@julieroginsky) January 6, 2021
How we rectify this situation is going to be very, very difficult. It’s unlikely that some Americans who supported Trump and believe that he was cheated are just going to sit back and allow this to take place. As you can see, many are resorting to violence already and setting a bad precedent for the year to come.
However, the idea that radical leftist legislation should also be allowed is unthinkable.
Two things can be true at the same time. Violence and destruction can be a regressive way of handling things unless we are at the utmost need, which we aren’t yet. Still, allowing what is likely going to be some of the most radicalized legislation and executive orders to hit the country since the 1940s cannot happen.
The key is to meet somewhere in the middle.
The enthusiasm and will for resistance is a good thing, but as Rand Paul said, violence won’t change one bit of corruption in our election process. To add to that, it won’t affect any kind of legislation or make Washington any less elitist. A crowd of people smashing windows and stealing podiums isn’t going to make America any less socialist.
What we need are organization and debate.
Violence and mob rule is wrong and un-American, and it will not bring about election reform.
Today’s mayhem sets back any intelligent debate for a generation. Just stop it.
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) January 6, 2021
Despite the sensationalism, America hasn’t completely broken down yet. While I’m not saying we shouldn’t take Democrats increasing their power by leaps and bounds seriously, we still have a process and so long as that process works we have a country.
Let’s exhaust every option and not resort to barbarianism. If the time comes when violence is called for, as our founders instructed, it won’t be a gaggle of rioters whose only goal will be to intrude and snap photos and take videos of themselves doing something “daring.” It’ll be far more organized and purposeful.
But we’re not there yet. God willing, we never will get there.
Do not applaud the extremists on either side. Rationality and intelligence will fix the problem.