Mark Shepard
The January 6 insurrection that actually did happen
By Mark Shepard
January 19, 2023

(Originally written January 6, 2023)

Today is a very sad day, but one we should never forget. On this day in 2021, an insurrection occurred in our nation's Capitol when Congress and Vice President Mike Pence—ignoring unlawfully-created election-rule changes and massive voting irregularities in several states, with hundreds of citizens going so far as signing sworn affidavits—voted to put in the presidency of our nation an incapable and evil man who has since prostituted the Office of the Presidency, like he prostituted his Senate office for decades.

The unlawful election-rule changes, which are not a grey area, alone disqualified enough Electoral College votes to keep either candidate from the required votes to become president via the Electoral College method. It should have been an easy call to either disqualify or, if possible, redo the election in those states. But courage was in very short supply among those charged with that duty.

While since that day the evidence of election crimes has grown substantially, the irregularities known even at that time included an unprecedented stopping of the vote counting in six major cities in swing-states that were clearly trending for Trump. Who really believes that it was just coincidental that the vote counting stopped in all six cities within a very short time after Florida went to Trump?

Of course, the Biden campaign let the cat out of the bag long before Election Day, merely with their non-campaigning campaign. Clearly Biden and his campaign had to know there was an end-game plan as he stayed home nearly the complete election season.

This is not about Donald Trump. Millions of Americans, myself included, would appreciate a president with less of a need to puff himself up—but anyone with a sincere desire to understand the facts of that election will surely conclude that via the legal votes of American citizens, Trump soundly defeated Biden. And because of that, most Americans have lost faith in our election system. That is where we are, and without bringing justice in a very transparent manner to the 2020 election, that trust will not return. And justice requires nullifying all laws that were enacted under this illegitimate president.

While I will continue to advocate for the above, I understand that it will not happen until and unless a large portion of the American people come to a place where their liberty and that of future generations, and the associated personal responsibility that such liberty requires, are valued more than their own personal near-term pleasure and comfort.

Keep pressing forward, one person at a time, and maybe we can save our nation as a beacon of liberty.

© Mark Shepard


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Mark Shepard

Mark Shepard served two terms in the Vermont Senate (2003-2006) and ran for Congress in the 2006 Republican Primary. (Click here for more.)

For a number of reasons, not the least of which is its small size, Vermont has been targeted as a key beachhead by those desiring to move America away from its liberty-based birth – where the laws of nature and nature's God were supreme – and toward socialism, where the state (man's wisdom) is supreme. It was in that environment that Mark ran and served in elected politics... (more)


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