Nearly a year ago, on Jan. 9, 2020, after 13 years of waiting, a longtime hope of mine was fulfilled when I became a naturalized American citizen. Almost one year later, I watched in horror and sadness along with millions of my fellow Americans as men and women violently stormed the government seat the country I love so dearly.
The rioting and destruction we witnessed over the summer were indefensible. And yes, the left has dangerous radicals of its own. Wednesday’s utterly shameful events are clear evidence that there is something gravely wrong in the country right now.
Like it or not, for the near future, America is stuck with a two-party system. So, with everything in its power, a restored and rebuilt Republican Party must be a part of the solution.
The Republican Party of the future cannot — not in the slightest, not tacitly, not cloyingly — encourage grievance or stoke anger. It must not aid, abet,