The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

Picking up the pieces


January 14, 2021

Millions of Americans have spent the past week trying to comprehend the events that unfolded Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol. It’s fair to say many were appalled but not surprised, and we can all hope this reprehensible moment will serve as a reckoning for the extreme politics currently holding this nation hostage.

Call it a failed coup, insurrection or whatever you want – plain and simple, it was an attack on the fundamentals of our democracy. The people who ransacked the Capitol and killed a police officer were not patriots. Their beliefs and values are the antithesis of this country’s c...

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