Morning Jolt: A Dark Day in America

Today's Morning Jolt is a big one. I ask that you read it all, because we've awoken in a different world from yesterday’s, and events are moving quickly now.

The Siege of Congress
Wednesday afternoon, members of the Congress met as scheduled to certify the Electoral College results. But they couldn't finish the task, because an angry mob took over the U.S. Capitol building, rampaging through the hallways and offices in a violent frenzy of gleeful anarchy, and demonstrated that despite their self-identification as patriots and proud Americans, they pledged allegiance to nothing beyond chaos.

You can call it a "small group," but the number of protesters who charged through the doors of the Capitol complex numbered in the hundreds or thousands, enough to overwhelm the U.S. Capitol police forces that were on duty yesterday. Perhaps some among that mob would indeed identify as Antifa, or could be classified as agitators or instigators, but that doesn't get the hundreds who joined in the bedlam off the hook. Every single person who climbed those steps and went through those doors made their choice to beat on the chamber doors, ...

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A Dark Day in America

Today's Morning Jolt is a big one. I ask that you read it all, because we've awoken in a different world from yesterday’s, and events are moving quickly now.

The Siege of Congress
Wednesday afternoon, members of the Congress met as scheduled to certify the Electoral College results. But they couldn't finish the task, because an angry mob took over the U.S. Capitol building, rampaging through the hallways and offices in a violent frenzy of gleeful anarchy, and demonstrated that despite their self-identification as patriots and proud Americans, they pledged allegiance to nothing beyond chaos.

You can call it a "small group," but the number of protesters who charged through the doors of the Capitol complex numbered in the hundreds or thousands, enough to overwhelm the U.S. Capitol police forces that were on duty yesterday. Perhaps some among that mob would indeed identify as Antifa, or could be classified as agitators or instigators, but that doesn't get the hundreds who joined in the bedlam off the hook. Every single person who climbed those steps and went through those doors made their choice to beat on the chamber doors, ...   READ MORE

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