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Contrary to the narrative that pervaded the media the evening of Jan. 6, 2021, what attorney Michael Hamilton experienced before he left the rally at the U.S. Capitol Building was a day of “peace and prayer.”
Hamilton, who also attended seminary many years ago, held a worship service on the front lawn of the Capitol building.
“People were singing hymns and with their hands held in the air praising God,” Hamilton told The Epoch Times.
Everywhere he went, he said, there were “deep-hearted patriots.”
Then, three 15-passenger white vans arrived flanked by squad cars that Hamilton said he later confirmed to belong to Antifa, a far-left extremist group.
What Hamilton began to observe was a different, aggressive energy flooding into the crowd shortly thereafter.
All morning people were just walking, but this later infusion was racing and frenzied, he said, and trying to work others into a frenzy.
“These new protesters were dressed like Trump supporters, but they were not Trump supporters,” Hamilton said. “They could disguise their appearance, but not their spirits. They were angry. It was time to leave.”
What happened later that day has fueled conflicting narratives and pitted American citizens against the federal government in what has been deemed a partisan weaponization of the Department of Justice (DOJ).
The prevailing media narrative paints the supporters of former President Donald Trump who were at the Capitol as domestic terrorists, while those who were actually present, like Hamilton, say that what the media and the left have declared took place isn’t the real story.
For Brad Geyer, an attorney who represents several J6 defendants who’ve been accused of conspiring against the government, the real story is much more alarming.
“It’s basically like this: all hands on deck. Everybody grab a fire bucket and just start dousing the flames,” Geyer said. “The Bill of Rights is on fire.”
FBI, DOJ Need ‘Complete Overhaul’
The list of constitutional amendments protecting the rights of citizens has lost its meaning to the federal government agencies like the DOJ, Geyer said, prompting both Geyer and Hamilton to “step into the breach.”
Geyer, who worked in several divisions of the DOJ for 21 years, said the law enforcement tactics used against foreign combatants are now being used against American citizens.
It’s the story no one is telling, Geyer said.
The FBI is executing unconstitutional search warrants on people with misdemeanors and keeping them in jail without the right to a speedy trial based on the contrived use of laws applied to circumstances that are either taken out of context or simply didn’t happen.
“The search warrants are out of control,” Geyer said. “There will be 20 to 30 agents conducting the search. Suspects—husbands and wives—have reported opening their front door and being covered in red dots.”
Exaggerating the reality, federal prosecutors take hyperbolic statements made in texts or on social media posts such as “We have to fight” and twist them into an exhortation to engage in terrorism, he said.
“There are endless examples,” Geyer said. “They did this across the board.”
For the law enforcement agencies appointed to protect the American citizen, the Fourth Amendment no longer applies to them.
“I think we’re run by gangsters,” Geyer said. “The FBI and the DOJ need a complete overhaul.”
‘A Spiritual War’
Both Hamilton and Geyer have represented defendants in cases not only in the J6 community but also an equally and possibly not unconnected violation of human rights: the COVID policies that forced vaccine mandates and fatal medical treatments that ignored early treatment protocols.
With the arrival of the mask mandates in 2020, Hamilton said he felt called to withdraw from private practice and meet on the frontline what he saw as the beginning of a “Marxist siege.”
Both Geyer and Hamilton have helped start grassroots medical freedom organizations—the FormerFedsGroup and Declare Truth, respectively—that support those who have had to face termination from their jobs due to the COVID vaccine mandate, those who have suffered from hospital COVID treatment protocols such as the use of remdesivir, and those who have been targeted for gender reassignment surgeries.
Though separate focal points, Hamilton said they’re all weaved together into a cohesive, malignant scheme.
“The masking, gaslighting, the isolating; telling people it’s not OK to say what you want to say, think what you want to think, or post what you want to post—these are all the essences of American freedoms, and they are being attacked,” Hamilton said. “From where I stand, there’s a spiritual war going on between good and evil, and people today are having to choose which side to stand on. Those who are doing the dirty work of the enemy are getting free passes right now. Those who are standing up for truth and the Constitution are getting butchered and sacrificed at the altar of this weaponization.”
As key public officials and their family members go unprosecuted for allegedly treasonous acts, Geyer pointed out that J6 defendants with only misdemeanor charges continue to sit in jail.
The DOJ has taken license with the Constitution to the extent that sorting through its duplicity has become “a jumbled mess,” Geyer said.
“It’s terrifying to be an American right now,” Geyer said, adding that the country may already be lost.
A Decades-Old Plot
Both Geyer and Hamilton agreed: the building blocks for the foundation of the Marxist plot began to be laid decades ago, with one of its goals being to target children through the education system.
“John Dewey, who created the Dewey Decimal System and is considered—or called, at least, in a lot of circles—to be the father of modern education, said 50 years ago that we need to dumb down the reading requirements for high school because readers are thinkers and thinkers are an anathema to a collectivist society,” Hamilton said.
To counter this move, Hamilton said a ground-up approach would be to defund the Department of Education and homeschool children.
“We need more homeschooling co-ops where they are being taught real values and not gaslighted and brainwashed,” Hamilton said.
Though the country could be lost, Geyer said, he’s holding onto some hope that it can still be saved.
“There’s not a clear path here,” Geyer said. “There’s too many systems and funding mechanisms. Everything has been rewired.”
The question for Geyer is, can enough people be deprogrammed to stave off those who have been brainwashed to the point of no return?
‘Live Not by Lies’
For Hamilton, no matter what happens, the solution is to persist in speaking the truth, especially in those places that were noticeably shut down in a time when the truth had been hijacked, he said.
He pointed to a paper written by Soviet dissident Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn called “Live Not by Lies,” (pdf) in which Solzhenitsyn warned against citizens abandoning the truth in exchange for “today’s modest ration of food.”
“He said if you don’t give a lie a home, it dies out,” Hamilton said. “He calls everyone to simply speak the truth where they stand when confronted with a lie and say, ‘No, that’s not true. Let me tell you what’s real.’ If everyone does this instead of cowering and hiding, the lies die out, the evil loses its power, and the truth begins to prosper.”
The Epoch Times contacted the DOJ for comment.