Letter to the editor: Which side are you on?

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To the editor:

Do you agree with the following statements? If not, should you speak out?

A peaceful transition or transfer of power is a concept important to democratic governments in which the leadership of a government peacefully hands over control of government to a newly elected leadership.

White supremacists stormed our Capitol on Jan. 6.

Black Lives Matter and Antifa (antifascists) were responsible for the Capitol invasion on Jan. 6.

The Capitol and the Capitol Police were not harmed by the Jan. 6 crowd.

No elected official would have been harmed on Jan. 6, so we do not need extra law enforcement around the Capitol.

Republicans are afraid to speak about the Jan. 6 crowd because it might upset Donald Trump.

Florida Congressperson Rep. Matt Gaetz recently said, ”We have a Second Amendment in this country, and I think we have an obligation to use it. The Second Amendment is not about hunting. It’s not about recreation. It’s not about sports. The Second Amendment is about maintaining, within the citizenry, the ability to maintain an armed rebellion against the government, if that becomes necessary.” (WFTS ABC Action News, May 28, 2021)

Julie Stewart
Waukee

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