Whither democracy? Americans weigh in on siege of the Capitol

Posted on AllSides January 8th, 2021
From The Center
Capitol Chaos

When the very functioning of the democratic process is disrupted by an unruly mob, it shakes the fabric of a diverse nation. Here’s what we’re hearing from people across America.

Across America on Wednesday the stunning footage of mob violence and destruction in the U.S. Capitol produced in many citizens reactions almost akin to electric shocks.

In Sacramento, California, retired Air Force Lt. Col. Noel Lipana felt as if he were watching news streaming in from another country, troubled and far away.

“We talk about being a guiding light...

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