The Republican Party is hell-bent on dragging America down a path to destruction that the country will not be able to come back from.
After the coördinated attack on the Article One branch of the US Government on January 6th, in which some members have been rumored to have played a part, they still refuse to step back from the edge of the cliff.
This kamikaze-style fanaticism seems to worsen instead of getting better, despite the blatantly obvious catastrophic outcomes.
After the assault on the Congress, Speaker of the House Democrat Nancy Pelosi has reportedly ordered that metal detectors be installed in the building. Republican members of the House are reportedly finding ways around the newly installed detectors. Even as we wonder about the effectiveness of metal detectors if someone can walk around them, it bears remembering that Democrats coalesced around Republican president George Bush to secure the nation after the attacks of September 11th, 2001.
Republican Congress members have refused to wear masks, which essentially puts their Democratic colleagues and their staff in jeopardy of contracting the COVID-19 virus.
Having been forced to shelter together on January 6th, as a consequence of the assault they initiated through lies and disinformation, several Democratic House members have now tested positive for the virus.
Speaker Pelosi appropriately moved by initiating a mandatory mask policy inside the building; attached to the mandate is a $500 fine for failure to comply.
Republican House members have come down against that as well. These people are not politician representatives they are criminals. Almost all of them have to take airline flights to get back to their states. they have no choice but to go through metal detectors at airports, and they have no choice but to observe airline policy protocols to board those flights.
As one African-American Democratic member said,” if you work at McDonald’s, you have to wear their uniform; if they do not want to wear a mask, they should find work elsewhere.”
We are told that some of the wide-eyed new Republican members now want to bring guns onto the house’s floor. This is insanity of the optimum order. It is reported that many Republican House members carry weapons on Capitol grounds.
A 1967 regulation says no federal or District of Columbia laws restricting firearms “shall prohibit any Member of Congress from maintaining firearms within the confines of his office” or “from transporting within Capitol grounds firearms unloaded and securely wrapped.”
Lawmakers may not bring weapons into the House chamber and other nearby areas, the regulations say, according to the letter Rep. Jared Huffman, D‑Calif., wrote in 2018. Aides can carry lawmakers’ weapons for them on the Capitol complex, he wrote.
For decades the mainstream media used its platform to characterizes the feelings of this part of the population, which is now a hardened Fascist horde. As if people are unable to think for themselves, the media elites told us these people were, quote; “working-class whites,” “disaffected working people, “people in fly-over America who was not heard by the Government,” “people with economic anxiety,” it goes on and on.
The fact is that we knew what they were for decades, “racist whites who did not like the changing face of America.”
For these neanderthals, it has nothing to do with the economy as they purported when President Barack Obama occupied the white house. Back then, they were all economic hawks, terrified of the debt they would leave their children and grandchildren.
Since Donald Trump took over, those panicked concerns have conveniently disappeared. For the record, Obama worked to rein in the deficit; Trump exploded the deficit and debt to give tax breaks to wealthy Americans like himself. The idiots had no problem with that.
Those people are none of what the media has been telling you they are; they are everything we have been telling you they are. They are the remnant of the old order, the neanderthals who believe that they have a right to all they see, and no one else has those rights.
Their anxieties have nothing to do with the economy. It is about losing white privilege. One Democratic Congresswoman, Mikie Sherrill, revealed Tuesday she witnessed lawmakers giving tours she perceived to be ‘a reconnaissance for the next day’ to groups last Tuesday.
She said she intends to hold accountable those members, who she did not name, and have them removed from Congress.
If those allegations are true, and if those actions do not warrant removal from congress, what is? If demagogues like Josh Hawley, Raphael Cruz, and others, are allowed to continue to serve in a body they placed at existential risk, what does it say about the rule of law.
Last week we asked about the idea that a president cannot be charged with a crime while he is in office. We must be reminded that nowhere in the United States Constitution is that idea written. It was not written into the Constitution for the simple reason that the framers did not want to have a King.
If a sitting president commits felonies, what on earth could justify him not being charged like everyone else and removed?
The Justice Department’s policy, is one that has no support in the Constitution, one that has kept Donald J Trump in power even after he has committed crimes that should have resulted in his removal from office.
Mike Pence narrowly escaped being hanged by the mob; they went looking for him, chanting, “Hang Mike Pence,” they built the gallows. The Speaker of the House and her Democratic caucus, and the Senate Democratic caucus, may have all been murdered, had some Capitol protective detail members not acted with dispatch and professionalism.
At the same time, we should never forget that some members of that detail were actively aiding insurrectionists as they assaulted the complex.
Despite the atrocious events that occurred on January 6h, members of the seditionist Republican caucus went right back to propagating the lies of a rigged election on the US House floor. They did so even as broken glass, feces, and blood remained on the capitol floor and walls.
Josh Hawley, Ted Cruz, and others continued to promulgate the lies that almost resulted in the American Government’s Legislative branch’s total decapitation.
Decapitation of the Legislative Branch would have given Donald Trump a free hand to take over the Government and make himself President for life.
He had already moved the pieces in place across the cabinet and other key departments like the Pentagon.
The average American may never fully understand just how close the American Democracy came to being overthrown.
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Mike Beckles writes for thinkers.
Mike Beckles is a former Police Detective, businessman, freelance writer, a black achiever honoree, and publisher of the blog mikebeckles.com.