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The U.S. Capitol is seen as national guard members pass by on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 20, 2021. The House voted to create an independent commission on the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, sending the legislation to an uncertain future in the Senate. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

EDITORIAL: Democrats strain to harden the U.S. Capitol

Fear is the bitter fruit of the 2020 presidential election. It drove Donald Trump's supporters, afraid of losing their country, to march on the U.S. Capitol "peacefully and patriotically," until rioters hijacked their gathering. Just as the Jan. 6 violence was un-American, so is the ongoing attempt by disturbed Democrats to harden "the people's house."

The Capitol is seen from the Russell Senate Office Building during a delay in work on the Democrats' $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, March 5, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

EDITORIAL: The Chamber of Commerce learns a costly lesson

In a January 1940 address broadcast by the BBC, British Prime Minister-to-be Winston Churchill said of countries that were remaining neutral nearly five months after Germany invaded Poland, setting off World War II: "Each one hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last."

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