Today’s podcast looks at the increasing Republican-conservative tendency to support the actions of the mob on January 6, the consequences therefrom—and asks whether Peggy Noonan’s provocative column today in the Wall Street Journal today is right that America has somehow “lost the thread.” Give a listen.

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  1. Stephen Richter Member
    Stephen Richter

    It was not a mob on Jan 6.  They were protesters, gathered on capitol hill to petition the government for redress of grievances.  That is 1st amendment protected activity.    The government, in this case, the leadership of the Congress, are obligated to meet with the petitioners, listen to their grievances and respond.   What is the point of putting that language in the constitution if the government is not obligated to respond to the petitioners? 

    Yet, none of the Congressional leaders met with the petitioners. Did not listen to them.  Did not respond to their grievances.  The protesters then got rowdy.  Arguably, getting rowdy after government refuses to hear your petition would also be activity that is protected from criminal prosecution. 


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  2. Julia1492 Member

    I don’t know if anyone else has this problem or if it’s just me, but somehow the voice tracks are all off. There are long gaps of silence whenever Abe is supposed to be talking, and then his voice will come on but by then, Noah or John is responding to him so they’re all talking over each other. I listen to it on my phone, but I tried listening on here and it doesn’t play at all. The talking over each other problem has happened a few times on the Ricochet podcast too. Is it just me, @blueyeti? 

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