Storming and breaking into the United States Capitol is never a good idea and accomplishes nothing.
On Jan. 6, United States citizens, most of whom were wearing former President Donald Trump memorabilia, broke into the capitol building. After former President Trump held a rally where he pretty much incited the people responsible saying, "You don't concede when there's theft involved. Our country has had enough. We will not take it anymore."
Storming the Capitol was quite possibly the dumbest thing I have ever witnessed in my life since I have been on this Earth. What did they think they were going to accomplish? That we were going to reverse the decision of a system that has been in place for over 200 years? Heck no.
Whether they thought the election was rigged or not, the numbers we have are all we have to go off of, and there is no other concrete evidence to prove otherwise. No amount of tin foil hats and conspiracy will change the fact that Joe Biden is the 46th President of the United States.
I was honestly in shock, embarrassed and left speechless at these actions as an American citizen. It was disgusting to see fellow Americans commit federal crimes as a "protest" because the person they wanted to win the election lost.
The people who got into the Capitol were filmed maskless, smiling and waving — acting as if they were doing a service to the country and as if they were not going to answer for these actions. A lot of those good feelings they had were because of how easily they got into the building.
I am not letting the capitol building's security off the hook on this one because the fact that they were able to get into the House of Representatives’ chamber and other federal government rooms is scary. They quickly breezed past security who looked unprepared for what happened.
In their defense, they did an excellent job protecting the government officials in the capital that day, and damage to the building is easily fixed, whereas someone's life is irreplaceable. I am not confirming the people who stormed the Capitol wanted to kill people or had malicious intent, but I would not rule it out.
Politics in America is becoming a cesspool of pointing the finger and being petty to one another. For example, if the roles were reversed and Trump won and Biden lost, would we still have Americans storming the Capitol? The left would say no, the right would say yes. The right would have accused the left of trying to blow up the Capitol or something to that effect to make it seem like the left is worse.
I just gave a hypothetical situation, and yet it seems like something that could have happened. Being at each other's throats is not the America we all picture, I am sure, but stunts like this push us further and further away from coming together.