When politics is your religion and government is your God, a public building is your church. The four-hour disturbance at the U.S. Capitol building on January 6â€¦
When politics is your religion and government is your God, a public building is your church.
The four-hour disturbance at the U.S. Capitol building on January 6, according to Beltway aristocracy and the media, wasnâ€™t a legitimate protest that turned violent in some areasâ€”it was a sacrilege. Never mind that the building itself sustained minimal damageâ€”early reports estimated $30 million for repairs but the actual figure is around $1 millionâ€”therealvandalism occurred when thousands of Americans wearing MAGA hats invaded the cathedral of government power occupied by Americaâ€™s political deity.
And the alleged apostates are paying a dear price.
Since January 6, lawmakers, judges, and federal prosecutors have routinely described the Capitol building as holy ground. â€œTo those who engaged in the gleeful desecration of this, our temple of democracy, American democracy, justice will be done,â€ Pelosi said after the breach. Representative Mario DÃaz-Balart (R-Fla.) tweeted on January 6 that â€œthe Capitol building is the center and sacred symbol of democracy.â€