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U.S Capitol, symbol of democracy, off-limits on Independence Day

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By LISA MASCARO

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Lawmakers are afraid to hear that the people are angry at their ineptitude.

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U.S Capitol, symbol of democracy, off-limits on Independence Day

Democracy is being limited from day by day.

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When the government needs armed security from it's own people something is wrong.

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As it has been for nearly 16 months, longer than any time in the nation’s history, the U.S. Capitol is closed to most public visitors.

Footnote to the decline and fall of the American Empire. If there was one magic bullet that could turn it around it might be to remove corporate lobbying, money interests and PACs like Citizens United.

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Good! Keep it closed for a while to remind people that 7 months ago, traitors of the US attempted an insurrection under the instructions of one of the worst presidents( one-term president, lost popular twice, lost by the largest margin ever for incumbent, impeached twice) in US history (ranked 41 out of 45 of best presidents ever by 250+ historians).

People should not forgot that a nation's democracy should be stronger than racists, fools, and dictator wannabes who want to take it away to keep or get power.

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How history will be written.

White nationalists and other far-right groups loyal to Trump stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, and were among those trying to overturn Biden’s victory.

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But not since the end of the War of 1812, when the British invaded in 1814, has the seat of American democracy seen an attack like the one this year.

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Trump’s supporters fought the police, broke through barricades and stormed the halls, threatening to harm former Then-Vice President Mike Pence and other leaders and lawmakers as the mob tried to stop Congress from certifying the states’ election results for Biden.

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All told, five people died stemming from the events, including a Trump supporter shot by police, three people who suffered medical emergencies and a police officer who died later. Two police officers later took their own lives.

These complete and utter losers are traitors to America. The ones who will be sent to jail deserve to be put in cages. Babbitt deserved to get shot.

Never forget the stain on our country Trump fans created. They loved disrupting our democratic process. They were so happy that day.

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We had the goat prez. and the border was closed, the capitol open. 4 years later woat prez. and the border’s open and the capitol closed. And to add insult to injury, they wanna tell us it wasn’t them who screamed defund the police. The twilight zone I tell ya.

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When the government needs armed security from it's own people something is wrong.

Do you believe this is a new thing? How many US presidents have been assassinated or survived assassination attempts? It’s higher than you think.

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It's a shame to see it closed, but understood and should be off -limits due to the action of the THUGS that trashed the capital on Jan. the 6th. and until all investigations are completed and those who trashed it are prosecuted including Mr. Trump.

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What a beautiful building, the architecture and the art work too, never been inside the building, hard to believe what happened on Jan. the 6th, but glad to see it restored.

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Because a hoard of stupid conspiracy believing morons tried to overthrow the legally elected government of the United States under the orders of a twice impeached sociopath.

This is why we can't have nice things.

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When the government needs armed security from it's own people something is wrong.

The something that is wrong is a large minority of Americans who refuse to abide by the results of a free and fair election and are willing to use violence including threats to kill specific lawmakers and the Vice President in order to impose their will on the majority. It is difficult to have a functioning democracy when a sizeable minority is not able to abide by the will of the majority.

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As it has been for nearly 16 months, longer than any time in the nation’s history, the U.S. Capitol is closed to most public visitors.

Not all. On 5 January 2021 there were six tour groups led by members of Congress who received guided tours of the capital. We know some of those on those tours showed up on 6 January to storm the very same Capital building. What has not yet been released is which members of Congress led those tours and if they showed the next days insurgents the offices of the legislators they intended to kill the next day.

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Trump supporters be like...

"Those aren't Trump supporters storming the Capitol carrying Trump banners and Confederate flags, in red MAGA hats, and "Q" armbands...those are FBI trained Antifa/BLM activists...all one thousand of them...."

So let's form a bipartisan commission of 5 Dems and 5 Repubs to investigate this insurrection....

"No, no, we don't need to look into this....it's just a bunch of tourists"....

Welcome to MAGA-ville....

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This is why we can't have nice things.

Another guy here is also concerned with the exact same thing. That’s curious.

i say we can have nice things and that we already do. We just have to prevent liberals from taking those nice things away. Such as closing our Capitol for visits during the time of celebration of our Independence.

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It was conspiracy spouting whack jobs that tried to overthrow democracy, not liberals, buddy. And we all saw it on live tv.

Your attempts to re-write what we all saw with our own eyes, are not working.

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Trump fooled his followers and told them he will march with them to the capital, then he took of and disappeared after charging them up.

Now they are facing the music while he is playing gulf.

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nothing that happened on Jan 6 prevents our Capitol from being open 6 months later. It’s just to keep Jan 6 alive when it’s actually July 4th.

that idiot Dem actually said she and her family will be spending July 4th from now on watching videos of Jan 6.

dems really think this Jan 6 thing is a winning political hand. It’s really not. Most People care about jobs, immigration, prices, inflation, National security. Things that actually affect them.

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Because of this...

https://twitter.com/Paulo063060/status/1411336130906124297

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Thanks to Jabba the Gut. Couldn't have done it without you.

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Trump supporters on the Capitol mob in Feb after the Jan 6th insurrection: "These are patriotic Americans who are defending our democracy"....

Trump supporters on the Capitol mob in Mar as more evidence of their violence and destruction emerges: "They're just tourists on a normal day"....

Trump supporters on the Capitol mob in July after a majority of them have been arrested and are pleading innocent in court due to being "duped" by Trump and a victim of "Foxmania": "They're nothing but a group of Antifa/BLM scum trained by the FBI"....

MAGA-world in a nutshell...with the emphasis on nut...

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These complete and utter losers are traitors to America. The ones who will be sent to jail deserve to be put in cages.

But they won’t. Many still haven’t been charged, they won’t be charged with insurrection, so as the DOJ options are extremely limited in finding ways to charge these people, seems like “legally” trespassing and unlawful entry in the meantime, the DOJ continues to ponder. I see a civil lawsuit coming their way once this is all over.

Babbitt deserved to get shot.

Why? Why can we not see the video that led up to that final moment? Normally if the events of that day were so horrific and the shooting was justified (even though Babbitt was unarmed) just show the 4 hours of unedited video for the nation to see?

Never forget the stain on our country Trump fans created.

A few people, not even the majority

They loved disrupting our democratic process. They were so happy that day.

Last year summer the liberals had 3 months of disturbing the Democratic process.

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US CAPITOL, SYMBOL OF THE REPUBLIC, OFF-LIMITS ON INDEPENDENCE DAY is how the header should read. It contains two chambers of delegates representing the citizens of the United States.

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U.S Capitol, symbol of democracy, off-limits on Independence Day

A symbol of a divided country and declining country.

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Democracy is being limited from day by day.

Yes, that’s how republics work. If you want an idea of how some people think democracy ought to work just look at January 6.

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Only half the country cares anyway.

Libs find a reason to make this building a symbol of oppression and hate.

They even want to cancel Independence Day.

It's sad that they have put this iconic site off limits.

But on this very day where American citizens are prohibited fro entering the Capitol, we have illegal immigrants freely entering America.

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That the Capitol is closed is testimony to a rather daft event in January. And the general incompetence of the previous regime to tamp down the plague aka the SARSCoV-2 pandemic. It's a functional symbol.

Anyone, who thinks the clown car revolution was a genuine attempt to overthrow the government is seriously deluded - that includes participants. Essentially, a four hour incursion into the Capitol is posed as a revolutionary event intended to somehow seize power. After a series of events, best described as vandalism, the rioters returned to their hotel rooms, departed for the airport to return home or drove off to their suburban enclave.

That criminal acts were committed is certain, the degree of those breaches is debatable. The intent was ill-formed and akin to the swarming instinct, typically practiced by insects - which is a revealing notion. What is certain, the participants, who initially celebrated their acts, have retreated into cowardice, decrying their once so-called "patriotic" activity which was actually a low rent riot, practiced by incredibly inarticulate rednecks. It resembled a demented pep rally for goons. A gathering of no real intent except numbers and the fantasy of gaining control, of what is unknown and certainly unrealized. Those folks are sappers for low level politicos in the service of fatcats who keep their distance and reference such gathering as the dirty, unwashed mob.

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The only reason why the Democrats are doing this to the entire nation is to further sow the seeds of division, even this sacred site is off limits to people that had nothing to do with Jan 6. There are a lot of unanswered questions this administration refuses to answers and level with the public, that shouldn’t have anything to do with not along the people to visit the Capitol, they could do that without interjecting politics into this if they REALLY wanted to, now who is hurting democracy? Not the thousands that are visiting the Capitol on what should be a great day to celebrate.

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Happy 4th July to all Americans, especially my family and friends. Subdued events?

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Tortoise- why don't they release all the tapes of January 6?

What tapes are you referring to?

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One sure sign of widespread government corruption is when said government is afraid of its own people.

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Bass: The only reason why the Democrats are doing this to the entire nation is to further sow the seeds of division

"Law and order" isn't a phase just meant to convict black people.

Trump fans will be charged accordingly based on their level of involvement. The serious offenders will be put in cages where they can't replicate their involvement.

Cry me a river if that offends you. I really don't care.

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Democracy is on the run in America because of these conspiracy fools and right-wing morons. America needs to make an example of this dictator wannabe. Trump should go to prison. This was the closest the U.S. has ever come to being a dictatorship, and it might not be so lucky the next time.

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"Law and order" isn't a phase just meant to convict black people.

Here we go with the race baiting game again…..

Trump fans will be charged accordingly based on their level of involvement.

Ok, so a lot of trespassing, unlawful entry and other misdemeanor crimes especially since most are first time offenders and given time served should make restitutions and community services.

The serious offenders will be put in cages where they can't replicate their involvement. 

Since they can’t charge them on insurrection, they’ll get jail time for trespassing? How long? Another 6 months?

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Tortoise- why don't they release all the tapes of January 6?

Still defending the crowd who attacked the US capital? Watch this. Some tourists!

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/video-shows-fatal-shooting-of-ashli-babbitt-in-the-capitol/ar-BB1cAzWs

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Why? Why can we not see the video that led up to that final moment? 

Nobody said you can't. Here it is. It took about a minute to find.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/video-shows-fatal-shooting-of-ashli-babbitt-in-the-capitol/ar-BB1cAzWs

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If only there was a remedy for a bunch of conspiracy addicted whack jobs attempting to overthrow the legally elected government.....

Oh yeah, the FBI.

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Nobody said you can't. Here it is. It took about a minute to find.

No, we have all seen that, we are talking about the entire 4 hours that we haven’t seen, but should be allowed to.

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No, we have all seen that, we are talking about the entire 4 hours that we haven’t seen, but should be allowed to.

Just look around at all the social media and put it together like a puzzle yourselves. It's all there on smartphone video/social media for anyone to see. It's not up to FOX news to put it together in a reality show sequence. Trump people, please think for yourselves and and use your collective heads. What exactly are you Trump people looking for anyway? Hillary's presence on the January 6 invasion? Some people have been taking the Shotime series Homeland too seriously. This is not Hollywood

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Trump’s supporters fought the police, broke through barricades and stormed the halls, threatening to harm former Then-Vice President Mike Pence and other leaders and lawmakers as the mob tried to stop Congress from certifying the states’ election results for Biden.

The bigots are coming back in August, invigorated by the fresh set of lies spouted by their leader.

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Since they can’t charge them on insurrection, they’ll get jail time for trespassing? How long? Another 6 months?

Since it's a federal crime it's more than likely jail time, even if if it's just a short time, they don't have a probation system like the state systems. Any experienced journalist should know this

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Fun fact: a felony conviction results in a minimum sentence of 2 years or more. Last time I checked, 2 years is more than 6 months. Even with time off for good behavior (something they lacked in the first place) they will be spending more than 6 months in a federal penitentiary.

Good luck middle-age overweight white guys. You will need it.

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