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Jennifer Franco: Serious reflection is needed

Jennifer Franco: Serious reflection is needed

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After Donald Trump won the election in 2016, I was despondent, confused and angry. However, I did not "storm the castle" like a crazy person.

Here's what I and others did do. We organized, we got involved, we wrote letters to newspapers, we wrote postcards, we talked to people, we sent emails to officials, we hosted training sessions, we donated money, we made thousands of phone calls and we did all this with a whole bunch of like-minded people.

These actions took time and effort and patience and doggedness, but they did make an impact. If you want to make positive change, you've got to put in the work. Violence is not the answer.

In addition, people need to take responsibility for what happened on Jan. 6. Our Capitol building was literally attacked by hundreds of violent, lawless insurrectionists clamoring up the capitol steps, breaking into and destroying parts of the building and causing panic, pain and death.

Trump and fellow republicans who continually spouted the big lie that the election was stolen from Trump caused this. If you supported Trump or any of the other republican congress members who refused to accept the legitimate certification of the electoral votes, you have, in essence, supported these selfish, ambitious people who could care less about you and this country. You are saying it's acceptable to overthrow our constitutional, democratic republic.

While I understand that it's difficult to accept you made a mistake, for the future of our nation, you must. Serious reflection is in order if our country is to survive.

Jennifer Franco, Kenosha

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