… but not in the USA, apparently.
People in Kazakhstan have been protesting their government over increasing authoritarian rule as well as skyrocketing fuel prices. As a result, their government instituted a “sho0t to kill” order and unfortunately at least 164 people were killed last week during the unrest, including children.
Consider the irony of this statement from the Biden administration’s Secretary of State, Antony Blinken: [emphasis added]
… Kazakhstan has the ability to maintain law and order, to defend the institutions of the state, but to do so in a way that respects the rights of peaceful protesters and also addresses the concerns that they’ve raised – economic concerns, some political concerns …
January 6, 2021, saw peaceful protests in Washington, DC, but our government did not maintain law and order in a way that respected the rights of the protesters.
In fact, at least two unarmed female protesters were admittedly and allegedly killed by police officers–one woman was admittedly shot to death; another woman was trampled by individuals who’d been pushed on top of her by police and then allegedly beaten by a female police officer wielding a heavy staff or branch as other protesters tried frantically to perform CPR on the victim.
To date, the Biden administration has never, not ever, not once, addressed the very real concerns that these peaceful protesters raised: the apparent illegalities and irregularities that took place across the country during the election of 2020, which resulted in vast numbers of our citizens questioning the legitimacy of the announced outcome of the election. Citizens continue to have the same concerns to this day, one year later.
Instead of addressing concerns about a stolen election, the Biden administration and all its supporters and flunkies, including most media, dismissed the People’s concerns out of hand, insulting their intelligence, in effect calling them morons who stupidly fell for President Trump’s “Big Lie.” (The real Big Lie being that Biden won in a free and fair election.)
Protesters were at the Capitol that day to support challenges to the electoral college votes, a method that follows a wholly legal and Constitutional procedure provided to the representatives of We the People that was, by the way, used three times over the past twenty years by Democrats when they lost presidential elections.
Making such a legal challenge is not attempting a coup, nor is it an “insurrection.”
Never, so far as I know, has Blinken mentioned the rights of peaceful protesters in DC on Jan. 6, nor has he urged his boss to address the concerns of those protesters.
Neither has he decried the deaths of Ashli Babbitt or Rosanne Boyland at the hands of government officials.
Once again, consider the irony of Blinken lecturing Kazakhstan, while ignoring a similar atrocity that occurred here in the U.S. (albeit on a lesser scale. Thank God that we didn’t lose 164 citizens on that day. Who’s to say, however, that there won’t be a “shoot to kill” order in DC in January 2025 or even that there was not one in effect on January 6, 2021?)
If only the hearings that are currently taking place on Capitol Hill to allegedly investigate what happened that day would bring forth the truth, instead of more Democrat-concocted political narratives.
Pray for our Republic. Pray for our People. Pray for our future.
May Ashli and Rosanne rest in peace; may their lives not be lost in vain. May their families find comfort and find justice. Keep them in your prayers.
May God bless the USA.