As someone who profoundly loves The United States and is a student of our history, watching the capitol overrun on January 6 by unruly citizens was extraordinarily upsetting. I was very emotional, so I waited to post until I was more composed.
This occurrence demonstrated that personal character and choice of words in leadership does matter. We watched a slow-motion moral decay throughout that day, and it is symbolic of our collective poverty of character.
Despite this day of infamy, I still believe there is more good than bad in our country. If we seek the way of love and cooperation, we can have a society that reflects goodness like a “city on a hill.”