Calls for national unity during the sedition crisis are thoroughly misguided. President Donald Trump and his followers have declared war on the Constitution.
As the saying goes, those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them. Hitler, who Trump undoubtedly emulates, was treated leniently after the infamous Beer Hall Putsch and wrote Mein Kampf during a relatively short prison stay.
The Compromise of 1877 enabled ex-Confederates to overthrow legitimately elected governments, end Reconstruction and institute a terror regime of white supremacy.
Like Pearl Harbor, the attack on the Capitol has awakened a sleeping giant and we must stand firm to win through to absolute victory.