January 6th 2020
By Darryl Wilson
A woman was shot and killed today in our nation’s Capitol. A prayer for her and her family. God bless them and be with them and keep them in faith as they grieve in these darkest hours.
For everyone else...
It’s going to be okay.
America is not going away and not going to be taken under seige.
The capitol was stormed today.. by Americans. Today will forever live in history as the time when America’s people were overcome by emotion and displayed it’s worse capabilities and frustrations.
I was observing an election today, doing my part and missed the live protest broadcast today, and someone gave their life taking part in this expression.
We should hear her voice.
No doubt, we are all harmed by this event, we have taken a step backwards in our democracy... on this day.
But it isn’t THIS ONE DAY that brought unrest to the White House and the U.S. House of Representatives.
The apparent shock expressed by some is disingenuous at best.
I could list the many, many, riots, vandalism, businesses set on fire, looting and occupation since the election of 2016... in an theater of audacious and widespread intimidation against the rule of law and social order.
You can search them online yourselves.
And for my many Democrat friends who have blown up my phone in excited panic.. demanding that GOP and in particular, Black GOP, should express outrage and denigration of the President for allowing this to happen, if not blaming him for it, should rattle the halls of the GOP and in particular the Black GOP.
How short those memories are.
Some have again recalled the words of the late Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr about remembering those in silence at the same time, they spoke no words against Senate candidate Jon Ossoff for “I want to beat them so bad that they can’t ever show their faces”.. crickets then.. but they demand a full blown parade now.
I have addressed the issue of hypocrisy until I am blue in the face (pun intended) and I am not going down that road here.
I have asked for discernment, and recognition of the right to be heard, adhering to the rule of law, upholding the constitutional right to protest, fundamental fairness and equal opportunity.
None of that applies here. Not yet.
All that matters tonight is that we have restored peace.
Except for the wounded and killed in today’s tragic event that goes beyond our rule of law and is not an exercise or expression of freedoms, those who raised their voices and took direct but violent action are back in their places and are right now having to reflect upon what they have marked in our nations history.
We should be reminded of who we are.
And to that I ask that each one of you who have angst in your heart and unrest in your soul to say the Pledge of Allegiance out loud. And I ask each member of Congress and those who work in their offices, to do the same.
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands; One Nation, Under God, Indivisible... With Liberty and Justice for All.
The next step for reconciliation is for ALL PERSONS who are in a position of leadership or who have been given a podium and a microphone my major media in this election cycle, to take inventory of their words and deeds.
We cannot choose who appears on our laptops, PDA’s and TV screens, that is a decision made solely based upon profit an profit margin.
We can however, choose who gets to lead our government by consent and we also choose what consent should be given.
There is a problem with our election system.. we have ignored that problem and that is technology and growth.
These, nor the 38 items of grievance expressed by the President will not be redressed by violence and disorder, but only by the uniquely American right to designate our laws upon ourself and designate those who will enforce and modify them to keep us safe, secure, confident, and free.
An election took place in November 2016. An election took place in November 2020. Another election will take place in 2022 and 2024 and many votes will be cast by Congress in between.
America is not going away.
Your rights as an American are not going to be usurped.
But the only way to ensure this is to elevate your participation in local government with your city council and county commissioners and then carry that expression to Congress.
Name calling, denigrating attributions, bias and discrimination come in all parties and in all colors.
Pledge now to our families and neighbors to respect them and take time for reason before reaction.
Use our words of liberty and freedom, not words out of context.
Start today to be the change that we seek, by being the America that we seek.
Hear her voice.
Hear his voice.
Take the lead by sharing the pledge of allegiance as a pledge to each other and not to any government or administration.
So I say to YOU... my fellow American.
I pledge allegiance to the flag, of the United States of America. And to the Republic for which it stands, ONE NATION Under God, with Liberty and Justice for ALL.
You can share this 100,000 times, but if you say it in earnest just once.. America will surely continue to be free.
God Bless Veterans.
God Bless America.