The Capitol Riot

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY JANUARY 8, 2021

AS A FOLLOWER OF JESUS OF NAZARETH FIRST AND A CONSERVATIVE SECOND I DENOUNCE WITHOUT EQUIVOCATION THE MOB VIOLENCE THAT OCCURRED WEDNESDAY AT THE U.S. CAPITOL.

VIOLENCE IS NEVER JUSTIFIED IN A FREE SOCIETY IF WE WISH TO REMAIN FREE. WHATEVER WENT WRONG IN THE LAST ELECTION SHOULD BE MADE RIGHT THROUGH A LEGAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL PROCESS.

I HAVE LONG SUPPORTED PRESIDENT TRUMP BECAUSE OF HIS POLICIES, BUT HE CROSSED THE LINE IN HIS RHETORIC WEDNESDAY – AS DID HIS SON, DON, JR. WHO MADE A SPEECH LACED WITH PROFANITIES BEFORE INTRODUCING HIS FATHER. THE PRESIDENT’S LANGUAGE WAS INFLAMMATORY AND COULD BE SAID TO HAVE INCITED THE RIOTS. WE CAN’T ENGAGE IN WHATABOUTISMS AND BRING UP THE RIOTS OF LAST SUMMER, WHICH WERE ALSO DEPLORABLE. THIS IS THE SEAT OF OUR GOVERNMENT. THE U.S. CAPITOL WITH THE STATUE OF FREEDOM ON ITS DOME IS A SYMBOL TO THE WORLD. NOW WE ARE DISPLAYING A VERY BAD SYMBOL INSTEAD.

MANY EVANGELICALS HAVE EXCUSED THE PRESIDENT’S RHETORIC BECAUSE OF HIS GOOD POLICIES. BUT THAT ISN’T ENOUGH. THE EXAMPLE AND TEACHING OF JESUS AND THE INTENT OF THE FOUNDERS OF THE NATION MUST BE OUR GUIDE. I’M CAL THOMAS.

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