The Electoral Count Act is a 140-year-old law that governs what Congress should do in the case of any disputes about which candidate won in a state.
Getting to the bottom, separating fact from fiction, January 6, 2021 was a day for Americans to dispute the election results of November 3, 2020. While this post is not a supporting argument for the destruction of public property or causing harm to life, it is a plea for logic and reason as concerns the events of 1/6/21.
And yet. The collective misrepresentation by the mainline news organs - and the current President & Vice President - is worth noting. They are sticking to a narrative about an insurrection. It's hard to imagine that some 'prisoners' are being held in solitary confinement, denied legal access and due process of the law for their 'alleged role' in storming the state house. We must not let the lies masquerade as truth. Already, the lies are being disputed as facts come to life. We mourn the death and destruction, but must never doubt our freedom.
“Without freedom of thought there can be no such thing as wisdom; and no such thing as public liberty, without freedom of speech.”
“Freedom of speech is a principal pillar of a free government; when this support is taken away, the constitution of a free society is dissolved, and tyranny is erected on its ruins. Republics…derive their strength and vigor from a popular examination into the action of the magistrates.”
“Sell not…liberty to purchase power.”
“Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become more corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.”
“This Constitution…can only end in despotism…when the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic government, being incapable of any other.” Benjamin Franklin's own words