Our nation's tone of violence, chaos, and nihilism is set by the left
There seems to be only one area of common ground in our country today: agreement that something is wrong.
But regarding what that "something" is, and what we need to do, there is profound disagreement throughout the nation.
The violence in which the sacred ground of our nation's Capitol building was violated by unruly hooligans, resulting in the death of five, is a low point in our history.
Clearly, something is wrong. But we won't be able to fix it until we define it correctly.
Those on the right are entirely correct that the tone of violence, chaos and nihilism was set by the left.
Our cities and institutions have been vandalized and looted with impunity by the Black Lives Matter and antifa movements over the last several years, receiving support and endorsement by Democratic Party leaders and, sadly, many business leaders.
After a violent mob pulled down a statue of Christopher Columbus in Baltimore, a journalist asked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, "Shouldn't that be done by a commission or the city council, not a mob in the middle of the night throwing it into the harbor?" Pelosi's response: "People will do what they do."
The speaker tore up, for all to see on international television, the president's State of the Union address after he finished discharging that constitutionally directed duty.
I, of course, could go on.
The point is that the answer to horrible behavior is not horrible behavior.