Dear America: The Capitol rioters do not represent us

Morgan Hastain, Editor

Dear America,

Democracy. It is the singular, most important thing that this nation was built on, and the one thing that we, as people, rely on. Freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and every single freedom we have, and take for granted, is a direct representation of democracy.

Yesterday on January, 6, 2021, our Democracy was attacked by the followers of a leader that refuses to accept the loss of one election.

For the first time since 1814, the U.S capitol was stolen not by the British, but by our own people.

No matter where you land on the political spectrum, the riot that took place on January 6 was not a representation of how this country is run, but a reflection of a leader who uses his power for the sake of his own ego.

It is a representation of the lack of respect the citizens of this nation have for one another.

History as we know it is repeating itself, and the only thing I can think to do is fight for the smidge of democracy we have left.

It really makes you question if those history classes we took were more important than we thought.

Because, after all, in the words of George Santayana, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”


Morgan Hastain