Dear Blog Friends,
I know that all of you share my shock at the events of this day at the Capital of the United States. I was watching the senate proceedings on TV when I saw the live events unfold on TV before my amazed eyes. The Trump demonstrators pushed passed the Capital guards, breaking windows, entering the Capital. It was unbelievable to behold. I kept hearing someone saying “oh no, oh no, oh no” not realizing it was my voice I was hearing ... until my blind husband who could not see the TV - said “tell me, tell me, ...what!” And I had to tell him the terrible truth that my eyes were seeing.
This evening I am hearing the reactions from our elected representatives and other countries - “an attack on Democracy,” “praying for the country,” “an insurrection,” “President Trump holds responsibility for this event.” And of course, there was a death. Reactions of disbelief.
Later pictures arising on the news from within the Capital ... of the demonstrators in the senate and house chambers, in the offices, pawing through papers, posing with feet propped on desks, offices vandalized, guns raised, Trump flags waving ... So many disturbing images. These images will be hard to forget!
To those outside the US - the unrest at present is only at the Capital. Videos might lead one to think this violence was more wide spread. It was only at the Capital, but this was a strike at the heart of our country. A desecration. A kind of terrorist attack. Abhorrent because it was orchestrated over the last 4 years by a sitting President through his words and attitudes. A final crescendo to overturn the will of the people. Historic. The worst possible type of historic event.
After the rioters where cleared from the Capital, the Senate and House returned to complete their work - the confirmation of the vote count for the next President of the United States.
Remember - what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger. I believe we will be stronger as a result of this event.
The voice of the people has not been overturned!
The man who was chosen by the people ... Joseph Bidden ... will be our President!
And prayers ... yes ... we could certainly use them.