LETTER: Justice in action

Justice in action

Something very dark happened in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6, 2021 — an attack on our Capitol to circumvent our presidential election.

It’s now clear the insurrection was planned.

Highly placed people knew about it, encouraged it and some helped plan it.

On that day, Donald Trump held a rally at the Ellipse, south of the Capitol, and incited his followers to stop Congress from ratifying the votes.

His followers proceeded to storm the Capitol.

Thus far, more than 700 people have been arrested with some of them charged and sentenced because they believed Trump’s and his allies’ Big Lie that the election was stolen from him.

They endangered elected officials, legislative aides, other Capitol workers and especially police officers.

Over 140 police officers were injured.

People died because of the insurrection.

It’s justice in action that more than 700 persons have been at least arrested.

But what about the planners and those who spread the Big Lie, knowing it was a lie?

Why should just little people, manipulated by the Big Lie, serve prison sentences when the leaders walk about in freedom?

Trump encouraged his followers to walk down Pennsylvania Avenue to give Republicans at the Capitol, “the kind of pride and boldness that they need to take back our country.”

Trump watched his supporters attack the Capitol for 187 minutes, resisting pleas to stop them, before telling them to go home.

The rule of law of our country demands that the planners and Big Liars also receive the justice they deserve.

Elizabeth Schilling