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riot ... "the insurrection"
I was taught in my math classes to always start with the definitions.

Originally Posted by USLegal
Insurrection means “a violent uprising by a group or movement acting for the specific purpose of overthrowing the constituted government and seizing its powers. An insurrection occurs where a movement acts to overthrow the constituted government and to take possession of its inherent powers.”
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Originally Posted by USLegal
riots and offenses connected with mob violence are simply unlawful acts in disturbance of the peace which do not threaten the stability of the government or the existence of political society
So there is a difference. One Republican Rep has infamously said the people shouting for VP Pence's head were just tourists (Actually I believe he was only referring to the one video of "trespassers" walking around the rotunda, but I use his stupidly used words for effect ... I mean he has to defend Trump at all costs).

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But it was such an utter failure and brutally representative of how every Republican endeavor always ends up.
Utter failures? Really? I see great successes. Packed (not used in the historical sense, but in the pragmatic sense) the SC with politically far right justices. Republican state legislatures have enacted voting laws which will potentially restrict voters from predominantly Democrat districts. Republican legislatures have enacted anti-abortion laws. Should I go on with Republican failures? The reason they have been so successful is the dedication of far right organizations which are well funded. The Federalist Society and Heritage Foundation come to mind.

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The QAnon crowd is being left behind as reality catches up with their lies.
Not where I live.

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Trump is nothing more than an angry vindictive old man who wants to be president so he can seek revenge against all who have wronged him.
Trump is a malignant narcissist. He is so delusional he actually believes the election was stolen from him. Does he want revenge? Damn straight.

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Yes, this isn't 1860
As close as it has ever been. Trump supporters where I live are using crazy talk. None have taken their signs/flags down. When Trump says Pres Biden is destroying the country, they believe it. So what do you think these folks will do .... make smores.


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