Washington, D.C. — 6 Jan. 2021!

To the rioters: You can wrap yourself in any flag you choose — that makes you neither hero nor patriot. However, your action of violently invading the Capitol will soon provide you with a title — criminal! You need to be ferreted out and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

To the protesters: Thousands upon thousands upon thousands of you exercised your First Amendment right to peaceably assemble and voice, however loudly you choose, your dissatisfaction. Your action provided you with a title — American! You gave me hope that I did not waste over 20 years of my life serving, from Southeast Asia to Southwest Asia, to protect the Constitution.

God save these United States of America!

John P. Mann IV

Harrisonburg

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