MINOT, N.D. — I will never love a politician as much as I love my country.
My loyalty is to the American system of government, and the ideas it was designed to pursue. Our republic, though flawed, though often falling short of its aspirations, is one of the great innovations of humanity, and anyone who would seek to tear it apart for the sake of personal gain is my enemy.
Which is why I cannot fathom why so many Trump supporters, who wave American flags in the air, call themselves patriots and cloak themselves in the rhetoric of the American Revolution, would continue to support Donald Trump after the horrific events of Jan. 6, 2021.
All the more so as more facts of that awful day are laid bare.
Thursday night, the U.S. House select committee to investigate the events of Jan. 6 produced a stark presentation, much of it a preview of future hearings, illustrating that Donald Trump is an enemy of the American republic.