By Star Parker
In 1992, I operated a small publishing business in Los Angeles. It was destroyed as a result of riots that ensued after four police officers were acquitted of charges of excessive violence in the beating of Rodney King.
It changed my life. I focused my resolve to work in public policy to change destructive realities that were taking our distressed communities, and the whole nation, in what I saw as the wrong direction.
That was almost 30 years ago. Yet it's still going on: chaos and destruction, supposedly justified by racial injustice. Why?
For the past week, I sat bunkered at night in my Washington, D.C., apartment as the nation's capital was being transformed into a war zone.
Domestic terrorists roamed the streets, destroying private property, wanting to destroy our nation, pretending to be rioting to save it. They defaced the Lincoln Memorial and the World War II Memorial, and torched St. John's Episcopal Church, where presidents have prayed since 1816. MORE