The January 6, 2021, Capitol Riot Explained
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Since I’ve received quite a few messages from our readers, inquiring about what exactly happened on January 6, 2021, some wondering if it should be compared to BLM protests, some wondering if Amendment One would protect these rioters’ actions. So, allow me to utilize the video below to help explain: the events of January 6th have gotten plenty of news coverage, but there’s been very little actual analysis. In this episode, Second Thought does his best to explain the Capitol Hill riot, who was responsible, why it happened, and what it means for the country going forward, in the video “The Capitol Riot Explained“, below:
- BLM protests were protests against unfair treatment of Black Americans which led to the deaths of these Black Americans, while January 6th storming of the Capitol was based on the falsehood told by president Trump and some Republican Senators. The election was not rigged. So, one was based on reality while another based on falsehood.
- BLM protests were mostly peaceful during day time, while January 6th storming of the Capitol was raging madness during day, with weapons, chanting of “Hang Mike Pence” and setting up of gallows on the Capitol ground, ending with killing of 5 people, more injured, and hundreds arrested.
- Although looting or violence would not be acceptable under any circumstance, BLM protesters were demanding fairness of treatment from the government while January 6th storming of the Capitol was trying to eliminate the government by staging a coup to prevent democratic procedures to be conducted and to try to cause potential harm to our Congressional members.
- Under the First Amendment, there is freedom to assemble, designed to protect Americans from their government. First Amendment would protect those who protested peacefully at BLM protests and would not protect those who protested violently or looting at BLM protests. First Amendment would not protect those insurgents who trespassed and entered the Capitol building without authorization. First Amendment would not protect those insurgents who brought weapons into the Capitol building or Capitol ground, chanting “Hang Mike Pence”, or killed police officer or set up gallows at the Capitol ground. In essence, First Amendment would not protect those who would stage a coup against the United States Government.
- Under the First Amendment, there is protection for freedom to worship, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, or right to petition the government for redress of grievances. First Amendment was designed to protect individuals from their government. On January 6, 2021, when Trump incited his supporters to take over the government, he was a government official, President of the United States; therefore, First Amendment would not protect him because he was a government official. As long as United States Constitution is in place and is protected, Americans would be free to worship their own religion, free to assemble, and have access to free press.