On Wednesday, as Congress began counting electoral votes in a free election, insurrectionists breached the U.S. Capitol Building and halted the proceedings.
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It was revealed on Sunday, Jan. 3, that President Trump, in truly bizarre fashion, intimidated and attempted to coerce Republican Secretary of State of Georgia Brad Raffensperger into “finding” approximately 12,000 votes in Georgia, which would in turn secure him the 16 electoral votes from the state.
“Don’t give hate a platform!” This audacious remark is only one of the taglines of countless petitions launched at Twitter and Facebook in an attempt to deplatform or ban Donald Trump from their social media sites.
“The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.”
The most apropos phrase to describe the events revolving the election from the past few days would be “a failure to unify.” One does not require clairvoyance to predict that this will be a theme which continues to plague our nation to its bedrock.
It is like a gnat. An annoying, incessant buzz in your ear. From September to November, during an election year, you cannot open your phone or turn on the TV without getting ads encouraging you to vote. It is unending. Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, Spotify, YouTube; ads are plastered all over these sites and while it may be irrational, you can become resentful.
With a confirmation vote on the president’s Supreme Court nomination all but secured for Trump and Senate Republicans next month, attention must shift from whether or not a nomination should be made, to the examination and confirmation of said nominee.
Unfortunately, it should come as no surprise during this time that even the period of mourning for the historic Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg would become a subject of partisan polarization, as she passed away surrounded by her family on Sept. 18.