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The Barn Doors Are Wide Open and the Horses Have Escaped. Let's Get Them Back In

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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.

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.”

She’s not alone. It would appear that the left has plans for all this power they’ve now gotten.

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.

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.