Opinions, they say, are worth exactly what you pay for them. No one has paid me anything but here goes anyway:

It is my, perhaps less than humble, opinion that no one who has imbibed deeply of the Trump Kool Aid for the past four years should be surprised by yesterday's incident at the U.S. Capitol.

If you give a monkey a machine gun you have to expect casualties! Give an immature narcissist the world's most powerful office, expect fallout.

And to any and everyone who has pronounced this man as God's chosen; reexamine your concept of God.

Our fragile democracy barely avoided collapse yesterday. And make no mistake, it is not over yet. This dude doesn't like to lose. Make that cannot accept loss. He will be back, he has said so.

The price of freedom is the same today as it has always been; eternal vigilance.

Robert Long

Jonesboro