December 8, 2021

Patriots Do Not Storm Their Nation’s Capitol

Attention readers: The following column was co-authored with the Daily Caller editorial board.

Patriots enlist and defend their country. They work hard, do their best, raise good families. They help their neighbors. They perform civic duties. They grit their teeth and pay their taxes. Then they show up and vote. They compete, they win or lose, but they do both with grace. These are some of the things patriots do.

Patriots do not storm their own Capitol over a lost election. They do not bum-rush members of Congress. They do not assault strangers. They do not push and shove police officers and trash federal buildings. These are things criminals do, and criminals of any political stripe deserve one thing: the rule of law.

While Congress convened Jan. 6, 2021, to certify the electoral votes for President-elect Joe Biden — an act that has been performed, for the most part throughout history, peacefully and without incident — the city outside swelled as tens of thousands of protestors whipped themselves into a #stopthesteal frenzy. Eventually, many of them descended on the Capitol building, hellbent on disrupting the American constitutional process.

As this summer’s political protests escalated into rioting and lawlessness, many of us pointed out how unacceptable that was for any reason. This situation is no different. Every single one of the people who stormed that building and participated in that rank, un-American lawlessness should be in jail. There are prodigious photos and video evidence. Law enforcement officials should find them and prosecute them, all of them, no exceptions.

The reason why is simple: The peaceful transfer of power is a hallmark of Western democracy. It is the cornerstone of everything we love. It is apple pie. It’s lining up and shaking hands when the clock hits zero. We have ways to resolve political disputes, including election disputes. What happened in Washington is not on the list. If we want to end the cycle of political violence — and it has become a cycle — now is the time to set the precedent.

The left excused this summer’s rioting as “mostly peaceful.” The same could be said of the events in Washington. It’s irrelevant. “Mostly” is not the standard to which we should aspire. Political violence is wrong. Period. This was true in 2016 when the #NotMyPresident rioters disrupted the Trump inaugural, and it’s true today. Rule of law is an essential element of our peaceful transition of power. The people who stormed that building do not represent the vast majority of America.

Neil Patel co-founded The Daily Caller, one of America’s fastest-growing online news outlets, which regularly breaks news and distributes it to over 15 million monthly readers. Patel also co-founded The Daily Caller News Foundation, a nonprofit news company that trains journalists, produces fact-checks and conducts longer-term investigative reporting. The Daily Caller News Foundation licenses its content free of charge to over 300 news outlets, reaching potentially hundreds of millions of people per month. To find out more about Neil Patel and read features by other Creators writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators website at www.creators.com

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Marg Gwaltney (@guest_1099645)
11 months ago

This was all manufactured to make Trump look bad. I don’t believe a word of it and I am sure many others don’t either.

RB (@guest_1099669)
Reply to  Marg Gwaltney
11 months ago

Trump supporters stormed The Capitol They even are now posting on their webpages

michele mccann (@guest_1099694)
Reply to  RB
11 months ago

Trump supporters DID NOT storm the Capitol. Anyone who says they are a Trump supporter and did that is simply lying to make Trump look bad. They have been lying for the past four years. If you don’t realize that you definitely are ignorant. They are lying!

Sher (@guest_1099712)
Reply to  michele mccann
11 months ago

RB your not very smart. It was your beloved Antifa and BLM(your brainwashed)that stormed the Capitol. I guess you can say your GULLIBLE. This is not what Republicans do only DEMOCRATS, LIBERALS AND RINO’S do this crap for MONEY!!!!!!

CHERYL (@guest_1099735)
Reply to  Sher
11 months ago

REAL TALK

Mary (@guest_1103477)
Reply to  Sher
10 months ago

Agree!!

JB (@guest_1099859)
Reply to  michele mccann
11 months ago

Got that right, this was a democrat induced riot, the Dems were leaving while the speeches concerning an investigation into voter fraud was in progress. So who notified who, did the dems notify ANTIFA/ No Lives Matter to start the planned disruption to delay or cancel any chance of getting an investigation started. What were the Dems so afraid would be accomplished if an investigation was approved of. JUST HOW CORRUPT WAS OUR ELECTION AND JUST HOW MANY DEMOCRATS WERE INVOLVED THAT THEY WENT TO THIS EXTREME.

Jean-Claude Legrand (@guest_1102134)
Reply to  JB
10 months ago

JB
You are right in what you said!!!!watching it on TV it was well organised before anybody else arrived for the march…..definetely the trump supporters group was infiltrated by Antifa/BLM carrying placards and flags and chanting the same songs ……all paid by Soros…..

Jean-Claude Legrand (@guest_1103507)
Reply to  michele mccann
10 months ago

You are spot on!!!!

Army man (@guest_1099697)
Reply to  Marg Gwaltney
11 months ago

This is right out of the Communist playbook. Dress as the Trump people, cause havoc and blame President Trump. Communist playbook

Jeannine (@guest_1099708)
Reply to  Army man
11 months ago

Exactly. And there is facial recognition to prove it.

David (@guest_1099763)
Reply to  Army man
11 months ago

This is also done to overplay other truthful new stories they don’t want us to hear.Like what went on in Georgia? Anybody else also believe that big techs censorship on twitter ,if it would have played any part in the deaths of the 5, should be held accountable?

JB (@guest_1099861)
Reply to  Army man
11 months ago

ABSOLUTELY

Jean-Claude Legrand (@guest_1102136)
Reply to  Army man
10 months ago

Agree!!!!!

Jean-Claude Legrand (@guest_1103515)
Reply to  Army man
10 months ago

Spot on again!!!!proof is everywhere……….photos, videoes, ….selfies……What about buses led by police inse the coumpound and Antifa members lerd into the buildind……

Marilyn Lindsay (@guest_1099728)
Reply to  Marg Gwaltney
11 months ago

I had heard on the radio that Antifa was going to infiltrate the Trump protest – this was before the Protest. I think it was Antifa. Even if it was Trump supporters, they were not violent and sometimes you have to meet evil with violence. Our country was established by resistance. I don’t think that this invasion of Congress was nearly as bad as all the Antifa riots that seem to be ok. Of course that was against ordinary citizens, not the elite politicians.

DrScott (@guest_1099791)
Reply to  Marg Gwaltney
11 months ago

You are spot on

DEWEY (@guest_1102943)
Reply to  Marg Gwaltney
10 months ago

Agree

Stephanie L THORBURN (@guest_1110748)
Reply to  Marg Gwaltney
10 months ago

Exactly

Raymond J Beers (@guest_1099664)
11 months ago

I have limited funds and NO money available to contribute. However: I fully agree with the GOP Objection to the Electoral College count, and with Josh Hawley’s exposing their (and RINO’s like Mitt Romeny’s) Hyprocrisy!!!! I fully support President Donald J Trump, recognize he truly loves this country and stands firmly for what is right, for the Constitution and for We The People of The United States of America. I ALSO FULLY AGREE WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP THAT THE GEORGIA SENATE RUNOFFS WERE ILLEGAL AND INVALID BECAUSE THE SAME FRAUD PRACTICES WERE USED!!!!There is a very huge silent majority who recognizes that We as well as He are under attack by the radical left Democ’rats. (Which is what the Democrat Party needs to be renamed as that name accurately reflects their Attitude and Hate for all that is good for our nation.)Democrats should never be referred to as being the Democratic Party, because there isn’t anything in their platform or conduct that indicates they adhere to Democratic pinciples. Anyone who refers to them as being Democratic or being The Democratic Party is stupid, or lacks even an ounce of intelligence.Just make sure candidates you support for the Senate and House will fully support and stand with President Donald J Trump, truly love this country and stand firmly for what is right for the Constitution and We The People of The United States of America. If you do, I am confident the huge silent majority will elect/retain them to represent you. DO IT!

Sher (@guest_1099714)
Reply to  Raymond J Beers
11 months ago

AMEN, you are Absolutely correct.

Thomas W. Cosper (@guest_1099745)
Reply to  Raymond J Beers
11 months ago

I agree!!

Further, I wonder if the Bidens are going to comply with the gun grab. I am a citizen of these United States of America and a Vietnam Veteran that strongly resents any infringe men on my 2nd Amendment Rights as Guaranteed by the Constitution of The United States of America which I took an oath to protect against all enemies, both foreign and domestic, so help me God!

Gmomtyler (@guest_1101190)
Reply to  Thomas W. Cosper
10 months ago

Key word there was domestic, and that is exactly what we are up against. The left are slowly but surely changing america into a communist controlled nation, while many Americans are lying back amused with the taking of some of the peoples constitutional rights, never even entertaining the fact that they’re next, and that the democrats will never be satisfied with just 8 million of us, they want us all…this is only the beginning.

DEWEY (@guest_1102949)
Reply to  Gmomtyler
10 months ago

You’re right

Lester Trochelman (@guest_1099788)
Reply to  Raymond J Beers
11 months ago

As always, Democrats do not want the Ballotts checked! If they were it would prove what we already know. We spent 3 years in investigating Trump Russia Collusion to NO TRUTH behind it! If the Electiion was not Fraudulent then they should not object to the Investigation Of It???? Because it is Very Suspicious it needs to be Investigated. Another questioon would be Why the F B I sat on Hunter Bidens Lap top Informaation for so long and still haven”t Indicted him, his brother or his father??? Only answer is CORRUPTION AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS. If you or I Laundered Money they would have had us in jail in a week with the evidence they have.

DrScott (@guest_1099792)
Reply to  Raymond J Beers
11 months ago

Demoncrats
Evil people

Gmomtyler (@guest_1101184)
Reply to  DrScott
10 months ago

They are beyond evil, if people only knew a fraction of what they have done to this country, people would be scared out of their minds! You have no idea how evil!

Peggy (@guest_1106190)
Reply to  Gmomtyler
10 months ago

I wish every U.S. citizen could have done the research that some of us have. The evil that exists in our country and around the world, involving our own politicians and the very wealthy, has gotten so bad, that I truly believe our Almighty God has intervened; using Trump as a “Trumpet” to wake up the world and bring this horrendous evil to an end. Some say The Great Awakening, some may think judgement day is at hand. I believe there are such evils that are, and continue to go on, and have been for so long, that now it is all about to be exposed and brought to an end. When the world becomes so wickedly evil, to the point of destroying and murdering small children for their sick enjoyment and gratification, it’s definitely time for all good people to pray on bended knee for God’s help and forgiveness to bring it all to an end. One of Trump’s first actions in office was to go after and destroy those who torture, rape and traffic these missing children. Yet, the MSM is totally silent on all he’s done, and still doing to put an end to this nightmare! I’ve often wondered through the years just what happened to all the missing children here and around the world. Crimes against humanity will be in the news before long, and people will either choose to believe, or remain naive and not believe some of those involved in the horrendous multi billion dollar industry it has become worldwide. Jeffrey Epstein is only a small part of this equation, and we hear he didn’t kill himself,(Haa!)also singing like a bird, and very well hidden in Israel until the right time. Unfortunately, this is only a small part of the things that will be brought to light involving the very rich, so called “elites”as well as those in our government! These will be hard truths, and we can see how they will do anything and everything to keep from being exposed. Now is the time for praying 🙏 like we’ve never prayed before, as Trump will need all the help of good American Christians, as he, with the hand of God, will expose this, as well as all the other crimes against the people of this great nation. Have faith and pray, as he will be our President for the next 4 years, and we will see this country prosper like never before. Continue to pray as all this unfolds, as these evil people will not go without a fight. Where we are fighting for our nation, our way of life, and our President, they are fighting just as hard for their evil to remain in darkness, and their “one world order” of corruption and dominance. One thing they’re not counting on is, God Wins.

Jean-Claude Legrand (@guest_1102138)
Reply to  Raymond J Beers
10 months ago

Spot on!!!!

Delwin C Nordtvedt (@guest_1099670)
11 months ago

Amen, Not Awoman.

Robie (@guest_1099684)
11 months ago

It was manufactured by the DEMORATS to make My PRESIDENT to look bad.

Henri Wolfaardt (@guest_1099692)
11 months ago

This conduct can never be justified. Yes, frustration levels reached a breaking point. Pres. Trump’s speeches did not contribute to peace and calm either. Rather the reverse. Facebook, Twitter, Google and the MSM should shoulder the blame for the pent-up rage and frustration. They spent the past 4 years putting down and insulting millions. The levels of retribution against participants in the Capitol demonstration will only increase frustration

Billy Richard Wilson (@guest_1099704)
11 months ago

Democrat’s probably had their hand in this as they did for letting BLM , Antifa run wild and did nothing but egg them on.

Claxson 68 (@guest_1099710)
11 months ago

The Dems want to impeach President Trump with 13 days left in his Presidency! This is just another example of a colossal waste of money by the Dems!

frank (@guest_1099742)
Reply to  Claxson 68
11 months ago

They want to impeach or remove him under the 25th amendment so he can’t run again in 2024.

James (@guest_1099715)
11 months ago

I as millions of my fellow Americans are sick and tired of the lies and corruption in the Democrat party and for that matter the vast majority of politicians. How is it you can get into politics dead broke with a 400 credit score not able to pay for your apartment and a year or two later be rich on a $100,000.00 a year salary. CORRUPTION that’s how. When is enough, enough. I don’t agree with violence to get your voice heard but I completely understand the frustration when it appears there is nothing we can do to stop the corruption. I am 62 years old and would have never believed I would see our country look the way it does right now in my lifetime. We need to all be praying for God to forgive what we have done to our beautiful nation, and it is our fault for allowing this to happen. If they ever get our guns then we’re lost, so stand fast America hold on to your morales and faith and fear in God because that is the only hope we have. Thank you President Trump for giving it your all, we love you.

Larry Gaines (@guest_1099717)
11 months ago

This violent protest in DC was all Democrat, BLM and Antifa dressed like Trump supporters and carrying Trump Items

Carolyn Clark (@guest_1099736)
11 months ago

This is so deplorable. It is okay to burn loot steal and murder if you are a member of antifa or blm , (lower case intentional…they are not important} but God help you if you are a law abiding person fed up with the double standards and an election that stinks to high heaven. You few elites who think you have cheated and bullied your way to victory had better be looking over your shoulder. The end of times is very near when you will all fall into a pit of fire and brimstone. You have fallen from the grace of God. Pelosi, you were so bad the church banned you from communion, You may not see your sins, but the Lord God Almighty does. You will not answer to a Senate or a Legislature. You will have to stand alone in front of him and answer for each and every one of your sins. Are you up to it?Ii highly doubt it, You are evil, Satan, the Devil and Karma is coming for you.

Billy Richard Wilson (@guest_1099776)
11 months ago

Pelosi will get to rule now after they remove Hidden Biden Harris will ask her to serve as V.P. Then the real revolution comes as they go after every amendment they do not like. Watch and see.

Lester Leroy Trochelman (@guest_1099796)
11 months ago

Hypocrisy, Democrat Protest: Are Riots and police are told to STAND DOWN! Republican Protest they call it a unpeaceful Demonstration. Cost for Republican demonstration in the thousands of dollars and 2 lives. Democrat so called demonstration cost a lot higher number of deaths and harm, and Billions of dollars of distruction.

Shawndeplorable (@guest_1099927)
10 months ago

Demacrats promoted the storming of the Capital by bringing in ANTIFA by police escorted busses… False Flag
They ( democrats ) will stop at nothing because they know they’re screwed.
All of them are headed to jail for voter fraud and treason.

Daniel from TN (@guest_1100175)
10 months ago

Here’s a question that needs to be answered.
Who arranged the attack on the Capital: Pelosi, Schumer, or Biden?
Several times I’ve read the transcript of Trump’s speech delivered before the attack began. NOWHERE does Trump encourage violence.
Another matter. Before the attack, several senators stated they were going to challenge the vote for several states. After the attack most of them changed their mind and did join the challenges. It makes me wonder if senators were threatened during the attack.
One last thing. Did anyone notice how quickly Liberals and some Repub;licans produced their speeches blaming Trump for the attack? I believe those speeches were prepared before the attack occurred, knowing the attack would occur.

Daniel from TN (@guest_1100176)
Reply to  Daniel from TN
10 months ago

TYPO. 2nd paragraph, third sentence should read: “After the attack most of them changed their minds and did NOT join the challenges.”

Jean-Claude Legrand (@guest_1102146)
Reply to  Daniel from TN
10 months ago

TRUE!!!

Connie (@guest_1100670)
10 months ago

Biden has said that he want to bring this country together again and unite us. So far he has created more ill feelings by his comments about the Trump supporters, ( I am one) and will keep creating issues and draw us farther apart than President Trump ever did.
We need to keep up the good fight but still show that we are better than the Left by doing so peacefully.

Gmomtyler (@guest_1101179)
10 months ago

Patriots will do whatever they have to do to secure our freedoms. Someday in the very near future, those who are blind will be able to see what we see and feel what we feel because the criminal left are not going to stop at just 8 million of us, they want all of us!

10 months ago

Bu kaliteli koruma sistemi sayesinde kişisel veriler asla üçüncü kişilere açık olmadan güvenle ödeme işlemleri yerine getirilebiliyor

Suesja (@guest_1105166)
10 months ago

BLM and Antifa dressed as trump supporters. Trump supporters should dress as Antifa and Blm. Then the police won’t do anything.

Peggy (@guest_1106192)
10 months ago

I wish every U.S. citizen could have done the research that some of us have. The evil that exists in our country and around the world, involving our own politicians and the very wealthy, has gotten so bad, that I truly believe our Almighty God has intervened; using Trump as a “Trumpet” to wake up the world and bring this horrendous evil to an end. Some say The Great Awakening, some may think judgement day is at hand. I believe there are such evils that are, and continue to go on, and have been for so long, that now it is all about to be exposed and brought to an end. When the world becomes so wickedly evil, to the point of destroying and murdering small children for their sick enjoyment and gratification, it’s definitely time for all good people to pray on bended knee for God’s help and forgiveness to bring it all to an end. One of Trump’s first actions in office was to go after and destroy those who torture, rape and traffic these missing children. Yet, the MSM is totally silent on all he’s done, and still doing to put an end to this nightmare! I’ve often wondered through the years just what happened to all the missing children here and around the world. Crimes against humanity will be in the news before long, and people will either choose to believe, or remain naive and not believe some of those involved in the horrendous multi billion dollar industry it has become worldwide. Jeffrey Epstein is only a small part of this equation, and we hear he didn’t kill himself,(Haa!)also singing like a bird, and very well hidden in Israel until the right time. Unfortunately, this is only a small part of the things that will be brought to light involving the very rich, so called “elites”as well as those in our government! These will be hard truths, and we can see how they will do anything and everything to keep from being exposed. Now is the time for praying 🙏 like we’ve never prayed before, as Trump will need all the help of good American Christians, as he, with the hand of God, will expose this, as well as all the other crimes against the people of this great nation. Have faith and pray, as he will be our President for the next 4 years, and we will see this country prosper like never before. Continue to pray as all this unfolds, as these evil people will not go without a fight. Where we are fighting for our nation, our way of life, and our President, they are fighting just as hard for their evil to remain in darkness, and their “one world order” of corruption and dominance. One thing they’re not counting on is, God Wins.

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