Several pundits have made comparisons between the Black Lives Matter protests that occurred during the summer of 2020 and the attack on the U.S. Capitol Building on January 2021 by supporters of President Trump. Both sides have explained why their actions were justified and the actions of the other side were evil.
I believe one important issue has been ignored. The citizens who protested in the summer of 2020 were supporting ideals – justice, equality, equity, fairness. The citizens who attacked the Capitol Building were supporting one man – Donald Trump.
Our nation is not predicated on the following of one person. Our nation is based upon ideals. When a nation forgets its ideals to follow the tweets and wishes of one person it has abandoned its soul. Democracy is not based on the visions of one person. Democracy is based upon the ideals of our nation.