Some Advice from a Rural Community College President to President-Elect Biden

What happened on January 6 is what one thinks happens only in unstable democracies, in places where poverty forces people to do things that reflect how little they have to lose. An angry, violent mob storming the capital city at the request of the sitting president who is watching as it all unfolds is not what one expects in the United States of America. Yet, that is exactly what happened. Why is that? Why is it that, in one of the richest economies in the world we saw insurgents scaling the walls of the Capitol, violently breaking in, and causing the death of a law enforcement officer after ransacking legislative offices and desecrating the historic building?

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