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People at rally on January 6 leaning on barricades on East Capitol lawn before siege of capitol

Let’s Define ‘Legitimate Political Discourse’

Looking at the entirety of what occurred on Jan. 6, 2021, it’s clear that there was both legitimate protest and illegitimate political violence. When political violence replaces political discourse, and when political leaders refuse to play by the democratic rules of the game, democracies weaken, and may even die.

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