Today is June 21, 2022, and it is the 4th day of the public hearings of the January 6th Select Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives led by Representative Bennie Thompson. I haven’t had a chance to listen to all of the testimony given today, but I’ve heard some and I know a good bit about some of the others. The theme running through today’s testimony was quite clear: these people held their ground against the most powerful office in the world because they believed that they were in the right and had an obligation to the Constitution, to the States that they served, to the public as a whole, but most importantly, to themselves as human beings, to uphold the oaths they had sworn and just do their jobs.
For that decision, as simple as it sounds, they were harassed, threatened, hounded by countless people, driven into hiding, made to run for their lives, move their families to hidden locations, and ask for government protection. It is unacceptable to me that such psychological, physical, emotional, social, and financial torture should be inflicted on private United States citizens all because ONE MAN was having a temper tantrum because he lost a contest. The damage he has done to their lives is irreparable. Anger does not begin to describe how I feel about this. And this is separate from his trying to cheat. That makes me angry, too, but it’s different.
I might not like the political positions of Mr. Raffensperger, Mr. Bowers, Mr. Kemp, and the rest of the Republicans have, but they sure held the line on obeying the law when it came to the election. They dug in and did not flinch. Got to hand it to them there. The man is an incredible bully with an incredible posse of bullies, and they didn’t give in. They’re still not giving in. When push came to shove, they shoved back. Not saying that’s always true, but it happened this time. Chalk one up for democracy there.
We, as citizens of this country, have to do more standing up for what is right. We’ve been sitting on our asses for far too long. Like someone said, if you do or say nothing, that means you are part of the problem. I don’t intend to be part of the problem. I intend to point it out and make sure YOU see it and that YOU get up and help me fix it. Because I can’t do this by myself. I’m going to need your help.
I’m running to be State Senator for District 29 so I can stand up for what’s right in the State Senate. I need YOUR vote in order to get there. I also need your financial support. $25 will help me buy postcards to send to about 50 voters. I can’t do that without your help.