Last updated on November 3, 2023
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.”
I attended the rally on January 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C., for one reason: Trump asked his supporters to come. As I thought about it, God convinced me I needed to, not just because Trump asked, but because I felt like God was urging me to support our President. I knew that if something unforeseen happened, the media and those in Washington would distort the truth and make it appear as if it was Trump’s fault.
But I had no idea the lies would be this bad. I am a broadcast captioner, and I’ve spent the last twenty years providing broadcast captioning for television. Twenty years before that, I worked as a court reporter. I have captioned, no doubt, billions of words from news, sports, criminal/civil trials, and depositions, which gives me a unique perspective to report my version of what happened on that day.
Let me add another reason for my motivation to attend the rally: In the last sixteen years, beginning with the Obama era, I have seen a degradation in news stories—from unbiased reporting to biased reporting to complete lies. I am glad I went to the Trump rally in Washington, D.C., because now I know the media is lying to the American people about the events on that historic day. And if they are lying about that, how can I trust them on news I know nothing about?
My friend and I arrived on the Whitehouse/Capitol grounds on January 6, 2021, at 7:30 a.m. When Trump’s speech ended, we walked to the South side of the Capitol and stayed until about 5:30 p.m. The mayor had instituted a curfew, so everyone had to be indoors by 6:00 p.m.
Throughout the day, all the restaurants and buildings were closed. Even the eating establishment in the hotel we stayed at, the Hyatt Regency, within walking distance of the Capitol, was closed except for takeout food.
When I returned to my hotel room from the Capitol grounds and flipped on the news, I was horrified to see what the news outlets were reporting in real-time: Trump supporters stormed the Capitol, and people died. I later learned that the woman shot was a veteran, and she was shot by the police, not a Trump supporter. But the media didn’t say that. Why did they present the information to convince anyone watching that the Trump rally caused an insurrection and Trump had incited his followers to commit violence?
Nothing could be further from the truth. However, nobody believed my version of events when I talked about it. Pictures speak a thousand words, so I made a video. I included every photo and video I shot in the eleven-minute video clip for one purpose: To present an unbiased, uncensored account of my experience. My friend captured the last bit of the video because my phone was out of juice when the violence started.
The video I took shows the atmosphere, the people, and what I witnessed from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. I listed no credits so anyone could copy it without copyright issues. I wanted everyone to know what happened from my vantage point as an eyewitness on the South side of the Capitol.
January 6, 2021, was a coup, but it wasn’t a coup at the behest of Trump or Trump supporters. If the truth isn’t exposed by eyewitness accounts (the truth will not be exposed by the media), we’ll no longer have a democracy.
I believe most of the politicians in Washington on both sides of the aisle are corrupt. What happened on January 6, 2021, was not a political statement. It was a supernatural event—the battle of good and evil.
My ancestors came to this country on a ship a few years after the Mayflower. I am a descendant of Anne Dudley Bradstreet, one of North America’s most prominent early English poets and the first writer in the England North American colonies to be published.[i] I am a Daughter of the American Revolution and descend from many people who have served in the armed forces. Most importantly, I am a Christian. I will pray and support my country as long as I can. If you and I don’t pray, self-serving destructive powers will overrun our country, and America may never recover.
The 2020 election is more than just about who won an election. It is about who we are as Americans. I’m fighting for the freedom to worship God, create stories the government won’t censor, protect my family, and enjoy the privileges granted to the American people in our Constitution.
Unless we examine the 2020 election, we aren’t free. I genuinely believe usurpers stole the 2020 election, not just the presidential election but many others on state ballots, as well as those seeking lower offices in Washington, D.C. Maybe I’m wrong. Still, too many people believe that possibility exists.
All-out censorship began during the run-up to the 2020 election. Many questioned the election results. No one was allowed to discuss it. If you tried, they shut you up. Thousands of my Twitter followers disappeared from my account shortly after January 6, 2021. I was not allowed to speak about what I witnessed on Facebook for a couple of weeks, and even after that, few people saw my posts. I received harassing messages on Facebook. Some questioned my salvation. Members of my family wouldn’t speak to me.
I called the local news station to see if I could tell my story to a reporter. No one called me back. Later, the FBI came to visit me. I was thrilled to talk to someone so I could give my first-hand account.
One important question they asked me was, did I go inside the Capitol? I did NOT go inside the Capitol on January 6, but there were people—and I don’t know who they were—encouraging the crowd to enter, claiming, “It’s the people’s building. You’re entitled to go inside.”
I said, “No, I will stay here. I’m as close as I want to get.” I was close enough to videotape and observe what was happening, and after seeing one patriot pepper sprayed for getting too close or entering, I did not want to go any closer. The young man, in his late teens or early twenties, was in great pain, and I did not want to risk it.
I have to ask, though, what would have happened to me if I had gone inside? It’s scary to think about it because other Trump supporters innocently entered, and they paid dearly.
If you look at the last three years objectively—if that is even possible—it’s obvious we have two standards in this country: One for the Democrats and one for the Republicans. Demonization is rampant on both sides and upsetting for any American who loves this country.
As I’ve said before, the battle that day was supernatural, and America was the loser. How many spies mingled among the crowd? How many thugs stirred up trouble? I saw Antifa members or Black Lives Matter folks dressed in black. Your guess is as good as mine as to who they were, but they were the bad actors. I witnessed it.
Matthew 12:25 says, “But Jesus knew their thoughts, and said to them; ‘Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand.’”
To think there could have been any coordinated effort by Trump followers to cause an insurrection is ludicrous. There was no internet access for the entire day. The servers were down, or people were blocked from posting.
An insurrection would need to have been done by people in the know (insiders), and I can tell you it wasn’t anyone like me; i.e., gray-haired women, babies in strollers, old men who could barely walk, or Chinese folks handing out pamphlets warning about the CCP. I knew nothing until I returned to the hotel around 5 p.m. and turned on the local news.
I also have a question three years later no one has adequately answered. Where were the police? More security is present at the Disneyworld entrance than was present that day at the Capitol.
If you listen closely, near the end of the video, you can hear patriots crying out in response to the violent acts against the Capitol. You can see a patriot take down one of the violent men.[ii]
Three years later, the whole story of what happened on January 6, 2021, has never been told. I’ve lost confidence the public will ever know. The media and the pundits in control of the narrative have misrepresented what happened.
When I asked God what book He wanted me to write after I finished The Night Cometh: 20 Fantastical Short Stories, God said, “I want you to write about January 6, 2020.”
I immediately said, “No, God. I don’t want to write about that, not after what I went through when I returned home.” Besides, it wouldn’t last one day on Amazon because of censorship. I was at a coffee house when I had this internal conversation. I was all set to do some writing. Instead, I packed up my computer, went home, and napped. I was not going to write about January 6, 2021.
That was in the early part of 2023. But here I am, in September 2023, writing the book God told me to write, but it’s hidden inside a broader book about God’s Good Works. Jesus said in Matthew 10:16, “Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore, be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.”
I believe God always provides a way to accomplish His purpose.
PRAYER: May God bless America. May God protect Christian believers despite growing persecution. May God keep our families strong despite constant attacks on traditional family values.
I pray for revival, for God to heal our land from COVID-19, wickedness in high places, and corrupt powers of darkness that cast shadows on our future. May we find favor in the Goodness of the Lord. Let us not lose heart. The Kingdom of Heaven is coming soon with all the power, glory, and majesty of our Risen Savior. Please help us to be ready!
[ii] Roberts, Lorilyn. The Day Democracy Died Unless God Intervenes. Rumble. January 2021. https://rumble.com/vcsjrt-the-day-democracy-died-unless-god-intervenes.html