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By Dan Carlson
Columnist Prairie Ponderings 

The Silencing


January 13, 2021

The storming of the nation’s capitol was not only illegal and reprehensible, but the extent of damage done to the maintenance of a viable democracy is not yet known.

That afternoon did more to reinforce the negative stereotypes already held by half the country about republicans and conservatives than the political left could have dreamed of, and the resulting footage of barbarians storming the gates will be seen in campaign commercials for the next decade.

Never mind that those who actually took part in the capitol invasion were only an estimated two to three percent of those who attend...

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