Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Poll Analyses
Share on Facebook 5 Share on Twitter Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
OpEdNews Op Eds    H2'ed 1/12/21

Storming the Capitol January 6th, Trump inciting them to take action now Congressional Dems grandstanding on the matter

By       (Page 1 of 2 pages) (View How Many People Read This)   No comments
Author 40828
Message Dave Lefcourt
Become a Fan
  (21 fans)


WATCH: Scene outside the U.S. Capitol as protesters storm the building As protesters broke into the U.S. Capitol amid lawmakers meeting on the Electoral College vote count, PBS NewsHour's Amna Nawaz describes the scene ...
(Image by YouTube, Channel: PBS NewsHour)
  Details   DMCA

Scene of Trump's supporters with some storming the Capitol on January 6, 2021

Since the storming of the Capitol on January 6 by some of President Trump's supporters there has been many terms bandied about of what it was, what it meant, what it signified, going from a new Pearl Harbor-this from New York Senator Chuck Schumer and soon to be Senate Majority Leader to former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger equivocating it to Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass when the Nazi's attacked Jewish owned businesses in Germany in 1938. Then of course what President Trump did arousing those supporters to take action that day at the Capitol against Congress and the vice president opening the envelopes of each state's electoral votes and certifying them as true-normally a Constitutionally authorized formality is another matter.

About those who scaled the walls, broke windows and then entered the Capitol, running down the halls, entering the offices of congress people tossing papers about sitting in their office chairs and calling that what treason, insurrection, sedition?

Observing it all from afar on TV all I could do was shake my head, never saw anything like it before. Even when we protested against the war in Vietnam in the late 60's and early 70's did we consider storming the Capitol. Not that there was no violence during that time. There was particularly by some outside the 1968 Democratic convention in Chicago. But January 6th and what led up to it was clearly different.

What Trump had done through his tweets for days leading up to January 6th was clearly inciting his supporters to take action. That's sedition. There is no other word to describe it i.e. conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch. That's cause for impeachment or implementing the 25th Amendment.

However...would taking such action be the best way to deal with Trump? He's gone on January 20th. Would either of those actions to remove him be a good idea? Could they be used by his supporters as reasons to agitate further against Joe Biden and his administration?

Next Page  1  |  2

(Note: You can view every article as one long page if you sign up as an Advocate Member, or higher).

 

Rate It | View Ratings

Dave Lefcourt Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Retired. The author of "DECEIT AND EXCESS IN AMERICA, HOW THE MONEYED INTERESTS HAVE STOLEN AMERICA AND HOW WE CAN GET IT BACK", Authorhouse, 2009
Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)
 

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

An Ominous Foreboding, Israel vs Iran

The Evolving Populist Political Rebellion in the Arab World

A Nuclear War Would Be Insane

The Rich Get Richer, the Poor Get Poorer, While the Middle Class Gets Decimated

CIA in the Crosshairs

Iran Offers 9 Point Plan to end Nuclear Crisis, U.S. "No thanks".

Comments Image Post Article Comment and Rate This Article

These discussions are not moderated. We rely on users to police themselves, and flag inappropriate comments and behavior. In accordance with our Guidelines and Policies, we reserve the right to remove any post at any time for any reason, and will restrict access of registered users who repeatedly violate our terms.

  • OpEdNews welcomes lively, CIVIL discourse. Personal attacks and/or hate speech are not tolerated and may result in banning.
  • Comments should relate to the content above. Irrelevant, off-topic comments are a distraction, and will be removed.
  • By submitting this comment, you agree to all OpEdNews rules, guidelines and policies.
          

Comment Here:   


You can enter 2000 characters. To remove limit, please click here.

Please login or register. Afterwards, your comment will be published.
 

Username
Password

Forgot your password? Click here and we will send an email to the address you used when you registered.
First Name
Last Name

I am at least 16 years of age
(make sure username & password are filled in. Note that username must be an email address.)

No comments  Post Comment

 
Want to post your own comment on this Article? Post Comment