In the days since the seditious insurrection at Capitol Hill, I have been observing the excuses the rioters were making to justify their treasonous actions. The most common excuse was saying they were performing their First Amendment rights. Really? Let’s make a list of things that resulted in their “First Amendment rights”. Five people dead (including a police officer), government property destroyed, trespassed, and ransacked, a legitimate session of Congress disrupted, many government officials and lawmakers (including the Vice President and the Speaker of the House) threatened, and American democracy was almost destroyed and replaced by a chaotic dictatorship. How are any of these crimes connected to the First Amendment? Also, my sister and brother-in-law live literally a mile away from Capitol Hill. That means if the chaos got any worse, they would have been caught in the crossfire. Fortunately, they managed to escape before things went too far, but it was too damn close. Almost destroying the country is bad enough, but potentially threatening the lives of my family is off the charts. I do not care what kind of excuses these traitors come up with. They nearly overthrew the government and put my loved ones in danger. Unforgivable!