The US is
completely screwed if 40% of its population can actually give credence
to the kind of rants you usually expect to hear only at 9:00 pm in a New
York subway car. Christ! This is also the 40% of the US population most
likely to own guns and use them.
One thing I've been saying for over a year (maybe not here) is that many grown adult Republicans are unable to distinguish reality from fantasy. Q. Trump's lies. Alternate facts.
The things Fox News spread, said by Sidney Powell and Lou Dobbs about Dominion and Smartmatic are not even believable. And verifiably false with a bit of fact checking, but oh, it's Fox News.
Yet we have January 6th.
People who label themselves 'Patriot', while trying to overthrow the government because they didn't like the outcome of a peaceful election. Where election officials, including many Republicans said it was the most secure election ever. After 60 failed lawsuits (many frivolous and quickly tossed) by over 80 judges, including Republican judges, some appointed by Trump.
These 'patriots' believe they have to overthrow the majority and install a fascist minority government in its place. "No Trump, No Peace" they shouted at one point on Jan 6. (I saw video)
They believe the founding fathers intended for them to take up arms against the government, if they didn't like the outcome of an election where the majority didn't vote the way they (the minority) wants.
Yet what the founding fathers gave us was Democracy. Their voice is their vote. If others don't all vote their way, they are welcome to try to use the soap box to convince others. But if the voters don't agree with them, they don't get to enforce their will by force. And call themselves patriots. We need more "true Americans" to come help us!