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On the Mark: America, the beacon of Democracy?

What I do know is we as Americans have to be better than what we saw this week in Washington.

PHOENIX — Who are we? What have we become?

Those were my thoughts this week as I watched in horror as our Capitol, the most important symbol of our Democracy, was overrun by…thugs? Rioters?

Terrorists?

What should we call them?

Do they really represent the Republicans or were they the mutated metastasized outcome of a deeply divided nation?

I don’t know.

What I do know is we as Americans have to be better than what we saw this week in Washington.

At some point, the collective “we” have to rise above the disaster we saw and pray that it never happens again.

It’s time to accept the outcome and move on. It’s what we’ve always done…it is what it’s time to do now.

Here’s to healing and a cure for COVID in the New Year.

Here is this week's On the Mark.