I’d be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge the events of this day, one year ago, so I’ll share here what I said on Facebook this morning. Be great humans, earthlings, and Americans, my friends, in that exact order. ❤️
It was one year ago today when a big lie by the former president pushed a demonstration into a riot that delayed the rightful transfer of power and threatened the safety of our elected officials. By some accounts, our very democracy was at stake.
Some have called it an attempted coup or insurrection, and others have called it nothing but a group of tourists on a stroll. Probably both of those sentiments go too far.
What it was, however, was a wake-up call. A call to come together, to understand that in this country we have a diverse populace with a wide range of views. If we are to survive as a republic we must understand and even accept the diversity of those views and allow a measure of live and let live, guided by a set of principles, rules, and regulations that allow for a peaceful coexistence.
I see the words #NeverForget many times throughout the year on these pages, and I think it’s important that we do remember key moments in our history, and the lessons that they have taught us. I will never forget this day, when we came so near to going too far.
But in the year since, the republic has not fallen. America prevails. We have our warts, but we also remain beautiful. Here’s to the future of a country that must, and will, learn to work together for the betterment of all. Let us continue to form a more perfect union and never forget how much went wrong, one year ago today.