We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Voting rights bill is a voting cheating bill. Even if you didn't know this or if you never read any of the bill you can tell it is a complete sham because of the lofty sounding name AND because the Democrats put it forward. This is what they always do; give their totalitarian bills lofty sounding names exactly so they can disparage anyone who doesn't embrace it. Virtually everything thew Dems say are lies and they are terrifyingly good at lying to our face.
In spite of all the 'insurrection OhMyGod' rhetoric, the 'tell' is that the hours upon hours of security footage have not be released yet, and for no good reason except to prevent airing of the evidence that disputes the government's claims.
There was violence by a few, unacceptable and punishable violence; the rest were pretty well-behaved and even, as this evidence shows, committed to be protesting respectfully. The process is the punishment for those being held in extra-constitutional bondage.
Having seen the 10 ft-high fences being replaced in a panic with 14 ft-high fences, to streets that were empty except for the soldiers, and having seen the pictures of soldiers sleeping in parking garages and building lobbies, one can easily conclude that the present administrative and legislative branches are contemptible in their cynical, craven displays of self-interest. They have squandered whatever shreds of majesty and integrity our political system had to offer, for cheap political gain.
They are like spoiled, tantrum-throwing brats, only with a box of deadly and powerful toys at their disposal. They understand their toys' functions, but not the consequence of their effects. And as we all know, one can ignore reality, but one cannot ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.