Should We Be Worried That American Leaders Insist Violence Is Never The Answer?

America still needs to reckon with its coup problem

ost Americans think a coup was attempted on January 6th. Some are convinced the Democrats successfully stole an election and installed a fraudulent president, while others think Donald Trump tried to do the same but failed. Although only the latter side turned to violence on that day, storming the Capitol, condemnations of violence from all sides raise the question: would not violence also have been necessary if Trump had gotten his way?

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