STORMING OF U.S. CAPITOL IS THE FINAL WARNING
Extremism is on the rise at a rapid pace. It’s reminiscent of the militias back in the 1990s. But we know what happened then. It rose so much that it eventually led to Timothy McVeigh and others bombing the Oklahoma City Building. The anger and disdain in 2021 parallels that dark time in American history. This essay is the warning to learn from our past and not return to domestic terrorism.
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I remember the day well. April 19, 1995.
I was one month away from graduating. It was just after 10:00 a.m. in Ohio, a windy, spring day, and I was relaxing in the lounge area at the University of Toledo College of Law. Televisions had been installed months earlier in the main gathering room because of the never-ending O.J. Simpson murder trial.
I don’t remember what program was playing on the TV screens the moment it happened, but the news soon broke to interrupt whatever was on. The Alfred P. …
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