A mob was allowed to enter the United States Capitol while Electoral College results were being accepted. If the president invokes the Insurrection Act, it will be the legal obligation of the military to uphold the Constitution and allow the proceedings to continue. It will not vacate the election. The call to insurrection and the riot that has followed are acts of open treason, and nobody, no matter their political persuasion, should condone this. There is nothing illegal about peaceful protest on the streets and in public spaces. The treason occurred when the mob entered the capitol and disrupted the proceedings of the government. The president and members of congress have called for them to leave. To learn more, read a brief history of the Insurrection Act and the times it has been invoked here.
A statement from Whitley Strieber: “While this is not a political website, we do feel that we should cover any event this momentous. On a personal level, while I am a political moderate, sometimes voting Republican and sometimes Democratic, many people close to me are conservatives and many of them Trump supporters. I cannot imagine one of them being willing to enter the Capitol Building with the intent of disrupting the government, and I must say that I feel certain that most supporters of the president would take the same position. Peaceful protest in public spaces is fine, but not disrupting the government. I feel that the conservative movement has been made to appear dangerous to this country today, which it is not. Conservatism and populism are two very different things.”
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