Over 200 years ago there was another attack on our nation’s Capitol….the War of 1812 DC was burned by the British soldiers…..and then came 06 January 2021…..
Since the Capitol was burned you would think that it would be known as the worse attack on our Capitol…..you would be mistaken…..
Former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley calls himself a history “aficionado,” and we’ve had several conversations about the relationship between history and current events. Recently we found ourselves discussing the War of 1812 because of a major similarity with the coup attempt of Jan. 6, 2021 — namely, a direct attack on the U.S. Capitol.
As O’Malley reflected on the events of Jan. 6, he became emotional. He was thinking about his mother, who worked for former Sen. Barbara Mikulski, a Maryland Democrat who was the longest-serving woman in congressional history, and knew, he said, “every nook and cranny” of the Capitol. She had instilled in her son a deep love of American history and America’s democratic institutions.
“As I was hearing reports about members of Congress barricading doors, huddling under desks and trying to be quiet — so the people outside in the mob wouldn’t know they were there and attack them or take their lives — I was reminded of the story of the Virginia militia who found themselves inside the Capitol building in 1814,” O’Malley said.
I agree….the events of 06 January was an attack but rabid Americans trying to undermine the government of the United States.
06 January will go down in history as the worse attack on American soil…..that is unless the Red States get their way and revision history in their favor.
I Read, I Write, You Know
“lego ergo scribo”