By Letter to the Editor on January 15, 2021.
Civil war, attacks on democracy, and breaching national offices are often associated with countries of the ‘developing world’. However, what we saw (in Washington) was the population of the “greatest country in modern day history” acting lawlessly.
As a young Canadian citizen, I never imagined that my neighbours across the border would act in a manner that directly contradicts the fundamentals of democracy, in the name of democracy.
The growing civil unrest and the growing division amongst the American population fueled by political ideology is directly interfering with the progression and fundamental democratic system the nation was built on.
I’d like to reiterate the words of the wise Caliph of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, who delivered a speech on same Capitol Hill that was infiltrated. He states that true happiness can be achieved only when individuals recognize the rights of others and actively strive to fulfil them. Unfortunately, the events that unfolded on Capitol Hill was the exact opposite, and a stain on the history of the United States.