An American woman was shot and killed in the Capitol yesterday. The circumstances haven’t come to light but an American shot another American over election unrest. That much is clear.

Recently, I wrote about my experience and shock when returning from the war in Afghanistan to find that our “leaders” in Washington had, under the guise of “terrorism,” conveniently ignored fundamental parts of our Constitution.

Spying on U.S. citizens with wiretaps and social media feeds. Holding prisoners in indefinite detention offshore in order to strip them of due process and their rights under the U.S. Constitution.

A drone strike that killed a 16-year-old American boy who was visiting his grandparents in Yemen (his father just happened to be Anwar al-Awlaki).