Our democracy survives insurrection in Washington, D.C.
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TIMESLEDGER | QNS.COM | JAN. 15-JAN. 21, 2021 13
BY DR. GEORGE ONUORAH
The wind of political change blowing across
the nation will culminate Jan. 20 with the enthronement
of a new dispensation headed by a
true democrat instead of a perceived political
tyrant cum novice or nonentity, fortunately entrusted
with the high modicum of responsibility
to govern a great nation called America, the land
of the free and home of the brave.
Make no mistake, the insurrection we witnessed
in real time from news media networks
that also saturated social media is beyond pale
and was no doubt an attempt to divert attention
and undermine our cherished democratic values
with possible intention of continuing the politics
of contempt that has been continuously propagated
by this administration.
Fortunately, we still have a few good men
and women in Washington, D.C., fighting for us,
namely Hon. Charles Schumer and his counterpart
Kirsten Gillibrand, both United States senators
representing the Empire State in the United
Politics have never been a selfish endeavor or
enterprise, although throughout human history a
few nefarious leaders have risen to inflict injury
and injustice on an otherwise structured model
of governance instituted and originated from ancient
Greece to help better the human condition.
Bettering the human condition is actually
what gravitated my interest to study the science
of politics or political science in college. I have
studied it and actually understood the functionality.
When I’m speaking or analyzing political
trends be sure, I understand what I’m talking
about or discussing. For more than 40 years, I
have amassed great knowledge about grassroot
politics and the workability of political institutions.
After all, was it not Aristotle who reminded
us that “man is by nature a political animal.”
The unfortunate incident that took place Jan.
6 in the confines of the Capitol building was desecrated
by individuals whose intentions were
likely political. Whatever motivated these individuals
to engage in outright nefarious behavior
was not just humiliating, but appalling to undermine
the fabric of our democracy and democratic
Make no mistake, let us learn from the lesson
to make sure we elect the best candidates for
public office to help us fight against politicians
who lack integrity, a moral compass or compassion
and only seek to vault to the pinnacle of leadership
because of wealth or nefarious political
We should only vote for men and women of
civility, honor, patriotism, clear conscience and
good political acumen. And even if money can
buy one love, it should not buy anyone unchecked
political power. Democracy has checks and balances
and it must remain that way.
America has always been a great and highly
regarded nation, revered and respected by friends
and foe since the founding of the Republic. But in
the last four years, that respect may have sunk to
a new low because of bad leadership.
But with Biden and Harris on the verge of taking
office, I see a glimmer of hope and the ultimate
restoration of cherished American respect
coming to life. There is no need to fear any continuation
of autocracy or any enemy foreign or
If the new Democratic Party team, with clarity
of vision, can embrace the ideal of democratic
government, sanity will be restored.
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Dr. George Onuorah with Senator Chuck Schumer