Boston Massacre 2.0

“I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.”

~Thomas Jefferson

“God Forbid we should ever be 20 years without such rebellion.”

~Thomas Jefferson

“The Tree of Liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants. It is it’s natural manure.” ~Thomas Jefferson


As I watched the events unfold in our nation’s capital on 06JAN, I was deeply saddened. I was also incredibly angry. I want to begin by saying a few things. First, I still stand with President Trump. Second, the media is lying when they say that President Trump caused this (although the media is most certainly complicit). Finally, I neither condemn nor condone the actions of those who entered the capitol. I will come back to point three shortly.

President Trump was robbed of victory on November 3rd. I fail to see how any thinking person does not see the truth of that statement. The irregularity, the ‘Found’ votes, the removal or prevention of Republican observers from doing their jobs, Hundreds of thousands of ballots dropped in the dead of night that went 100% for Biden (A statistical impossibility) are all deeply troubling issues.

The failure of Biden to achieve any of the victory metrics that all presidents have achieved in order to be elected (e.g., 1 of 19 Bell Weather Counties) should be cause to make anyone ask how. There were counties that counted more ballots than registered voters in said counties. Finally, if those are not enough, there are the overall numbers. Joe Biden supposedly received 81 million votes; Donald Trump won 74 million votes for a total of 155 million votes. That is between 15 and 22 million more votes cast than there are eligible voters in the United States.

Setting that aside, the Media portrays what happened as President Trump ordering his supporters to storm the capitol. That is not what happened at all. He called on us to tell our elected representatives of our displeasure and encourage them to do the right thing and call for an audit.

The Media will tell you that the courts have already decided the issue and proven that there was no evidence of Fraud. That too, is a lie. All the courts have refused to hear the evidence. Any of the evidence.

The Democrats refuse to hear any argument and resist any audit of the election. I find this telling. If their guy won, what harm is there to assuaging the fears of tens of millions of Americans who believe that the election was stolen? What harm is there to proving that their guy legitimately won the election.

I believe that it’s because they know an audit would reveal that Biden actually lost and that widespread voter fraud is actually a problem…something that they’ve been denying for decades. Instead, they have done everything they could to silence anyone who dares question the results of the election or the legitimacy of those results.

YouTube, Facebook and Twitter are going so far as to ban people from their platforms for raising honest questions about the results of the 2020 election. The media goes so far as to mock and ridicule any who dare say the election was…troubling.

Our country was founded on the promise that the people would have the unquestioned freedom of speech, press and assembly as well as the right to petition our government for the redress of grievances.

What, then, happens when all avenues of redress are cut off from the American people? What happens with the very means that we are guaranteed in the Constitution fails? What happens when our votes are nullified through fraud and no one will let us demand answers? The courts will not hear us, Congress ignores us, and the media mock us. This is what happened in the 18th century and helped spark the American Revolution.

Our nation was founded on Civil Disobedience. We should understand, better than any other nation in the world, the cost of ignoring the grievances of the people. Because eventually, when Civil Disobedience failed…well…Lexington and Concord comes to mind.

What we saw on the 6th of January should serve as a wake-up call to our elected officials. It should stand as a warning to Congress that they work for We the People. It should absolutely serve as a warning to the Judiciary who chose to ignore their duty.

We the People are pissed. This is not a partisan issue, nor should it be. It is about having faith in our systems and institutions and the need to protect the integrity of our elections. All Americans should be angry and every one of us should stand up and demand accountability. We need to retake our nation and restore our constitutional government.

So, to come back to my earlier statement refusing to condemn or support what happened, what we saw Wednesday was history. It was a logical progression of years of anger and resentment. While I condemn any violence that was committed that day. The people had the right to march on the capitol.

What happened, however, was both predictable and preventable. Blame for Wednesday’s events falls squarely upon the shoulders of the politicians and the judges who refused to hear the American People or do the right thing and call for or demand a full forensic audit.

By not doing so, they fueled the fire and fanned the flames of resentment, anger and discontent. As a result, we now stand on a precipice. We have the chance to step back from the cliff, but unfortunately, politicians like AOC and Ilhan Omar only want to throw gasoline on the fire.

What we saw Wednesday has happened before. There is an historical context that we need to recognize and evaluate. Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

On March 5th, 1770, a large crowd had gathered in front of the Old State House. They were angry because a British Soldier had struck a young boy on the side of the head with his rifle. He cried out in pain and drew the attention of several people. The crowd quickly began to grow and become hostile toward the British private. As the crowd became more tumultuous, he pleaded for assistance. Captain Thomas Preston then took a Corporal and 6 privates to relieve the private.

When the soldiers arrived, they took up a defensive formation around their comrade as the crowd began pelting them with rocks, bottles and bricks. As tensions grew worse, someone knocked Private Montgomery down causing him to drop his musket. When he regained his feet, he fired into the crowd and sparked off the Boston Massacre.

On Wednesday, unarmed protesters entered the Capitol Building. There is video showing what seems to be Capitol Police moving barricades and opening doors for the protesters. However they did, they gained entry to the building.

As you look at the early videos, you see a group of people that are largely peaceful, wandering around with an air of awe or maybe even a fieldtrip. When you get to the scene outside the senate chamber, you see the scene of a modern-day Boston Massacre. Protesters are outside a locked and barricaded door. On the other side are three men with weapons drawn. Then you hear a single shot and see people helping a young lady to the ground.

Ashli Babbit, an unarmed, 14-year veteran of the United States Air Force lay bleeding on the floor, dying from her injuries.

While I do not wish to assign motivations for the shooting, it happened. It is my hope that it was an accidental discharge, but it is too early to know.

3 other people died of ‘Medical emergencies’ that occurred during the protest but few if any details have been released as of this writing. Finally, a Capitol Police officer died of ‘Injuries received during the protest’. Again, little if any details have been released.

As with that fateful day in 1770, five Americans died. This can only serve to heighten further tensions among Americans.

We still have a chance to step back from this dangerous cliff. We can avoid this getting any worse if we all stop, pray and carefully choose our next steps. Nancy Pelosi, Ilhan Omar…Are you listening to us? Because if you continue to insult, demean and ignore us, scenes like this will continue and they will get worse.

What happened Wednesday is a symptom of a much larger problem. It is a wake-up call to all Americans. We cannot afford to sleep anymore. Congress has the power to fix this, but the question is, ‘do they possess the will to fix this?’ I hope I am wrong in this, but based on what I’ve seen? I think not.