Question: Who Rioted Throughout 2020? Answer: Not Trump Supporters. Ever.

Still photo from video on Twitter of “Capitol police” opening barricade and allowing rioters to enter the Capitol building area

I am sure that, relatively speaking, this little essay will get far less attention than some of those offered by the pundits in the media, but I feel compelled to state some simple things for the record.

ONE – The attack on the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., is a despicable act.

TWO – Violence of any sort should not be condoned, and it is tragic that a lady died as a result. It is highly likely, in my opinion, that this was caused simply by an over-reaction on the part of Capitol police who are generally unaccustomed to violence around the Hill.

THREE – There is evidence that this incident was planned and contrived for some specific reason(s). The first people to breach the Capitol, pictured right, were dressed in black and do not look like the usual ‘Trump supporters’. And people dressed as “Capitol police” were clearly seen opening the barricade for these people, allowing them to easily enter the Capitol building area.

Not sure if many have seen/heard some of the video that has been captured on the Capitol “invasion”, but two that I saw showed people breaking windows in the building while chanting “Antifa, Antifa, Antifa” (audible on the video). That does not sound like Trump-supporters to me.

Another showed the difference in the dress-code among those who were already at the Capitol barricades and that of Trump-supporters who were still walking toward the Capitol when the barricades were confronted.  Black clothing and ball caps were prevalent with caps reversed on heads. These are markers of those who have previously participated in Antifa actions over the summer. Some habits are hard to break?

Also, take note of the peculiarly effective timing…

The Senate and House had just separated to debate the rejection of AZ ballots.  Part of that process was the planned presentation by some Senators of documentation and evidence (long awaited) that proved the fraud and manipulation of ballots in that state (among others planned to come later).

Does it not seem strange that within minutes of the Senate re-convening to hear that evidence in public that the building gets stormed with little initial resistance from cops to the extent that hundreds of people gained access to a building noted for its top-notch security systems?  A breach that was just in time to disrupt the session and send all those Senators scurrying for the rat holes in the basement?

Now, many are saying that they want to withdraw their objections and let things slide – WITHOUT HAVING AN OPPORTUNITY TO PRESENT THE EVIDENCE TO THE PUBLIC? Buried and forgotten in the end, this will go down as a Trump conspiracy theory that never had any evidence to support election fraud. How convenient? Just in the knick of time!

Among many conservatives pre-occupied with tsk-tsking this morning and wondering what sort of hell we will likely face with allegedly no ability to stop the Biden Express from running rampant over our constitutional rights for at least two years, there seems no answer to this question.  I think there is, and it is refreshingly constitutional.  Simply read the document…particularly, Article V.

The solution to the entire problem of leftists, socialists, communists, the shortcomings of our courts, and the chinks in the armor of the constitution is readily at hand.  With the majority of states under legislative control of the more conservative side of the political spectrum, now is the time to use it.

An Article V, Convention of States, could resolve so many outstanding ideological and fiscal issues that have plagued us for decades and yet not one sole is mentioning the fact that only about 19 more states are needed to force Congress to call such a meeting.  Given the fact that it only takes 13 states to shoot down any amendment that might manage to sneak through from the left makes it a fairly good bet that only the conservative stuff would make it back to the legislatures for ratification. I’d be willing to bet the farm that it could easily be convened if only the GOP legislatures in the many red states would just get off their butts, grow a spine, and vote a resolution calling for such a COS.  It is maddeningly simple, clean, and straight out of the constitution.  It’s been there since the beginning.  Brilliant.  And largely ignored…even here in WV where we approach the next legislative session in February with GOP super-majorities in both Houses.

I never thought I would live to see this country being destroyed before my eyes. It doesn’t have to be this way, and that is a very sad fact.  All it takes is for elected representatives to take on a different mindset.  Honor your oath of office, protect your constituents from the government, and do the right thing (for a change).

Tom Stark

Tom Stark’s career began with Air Force service, including a year in Thailand and Vietnam, and progressed through a variety of manufacturing and service positions to Manager of Security, Safety, and Transportation for the Orange County (FL) Convention Center. He graduated from Barry University in 1994 and soon after embarked on a second career building custom furniture as an entrepreneur for the last 20 years. He unsuccessfully ran as a Tea Party candidate in the 2010 Congressional race (WV-01). Tom currently writes and advocates for smaller more prudent and less intrusive government, strengthening families and protecting life while building free market principles that make America stronger. He is now 70, retired, and residing with his wife in Weston, West Virginia.

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