Democracy Is Fragile

U.S. Capitol

Joe Biden has been sworn in as the 46th President of the United States. Fourteen days prior to Inauguration Day, the U.S. Capitol was attacked by those who oppose the outcome of our election. Our government was founded on the idea of the peaceful transfer of power. This is another reminder to all that democracy is so fragile.

The breaking news reports everywhere in the middle of January 6 were surreal to see. I still can’t believe it happened. We are all a witness to these dark times in our country’s history.

The dust has settled from that day. Democracy has survived. However, the fallout from this event will surely take time to unravel. Let us never take for granted and abandon the ideas of truth, facts, and peaceful discourse in resolving our differences as individuals and as Americans.

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