12 Jan Condemning the Acts of Violence in, Washington, D.C.
Delta Epsilon Psi Fraternity Inc.
Condemning the Acts of Violence in Washington, D.C.
January 12th, 2021
On January 6th, 2021, the United States, as well as the world, watched as a violent and unlawful crowd of protestors forcibly entered the United States Capitol Building, the heart of our Nation’s Legislative Branch and a symbol of our country’s democratic government. We, the brothers of Delta Epsilon Psi, denounce the violent insurrection that took place in Washington D.C.
The Brothers of Delta Epsilon Psi Fraternity, Inc. strongly condemn the acts of violence and unlawful conduct that took place in Washington, D.C. While peaceful protest is a constitutional right we respect, what happened on Capitol Hill last week was not that. Marches, sit-ins, and other peaceful demonstrations are designed to amplify concerned voices, and they should never be met with violence. These perpetrators’ violent actions attempted to undermine a democratic process that our Nation has followed for centuries and left several dead.
As an organization, we believe that the peaceful transition of power is a hallmark of American Democracy. The intent of this violent mob at the United States Capitol equipped with weapons, ammunition, and explosives was to intimidate elected lawmakers in a session of Congress and undermine a historically peaceful occasion set to count and certify electoral college votes of the Presidential Election.
The events that took place in Washington, D.C. can be frightening and may incite many emotions. However, it is essential to remember that we have faced many hardships in our Nation’s history. As a Nation united, we have, time and time again, overcome struggle and continue to build a better future for our Nation. As an organization, we support and encourage citizens, residents, and immigrants of our Nation, regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity, to come together as we continue to build a stronger, united future.
We ask you to use your voice at this time to affect positive change in the world in which we all live and encourage you to do your part in holding those who took part in unlawful action accountable, including, but not limited to, those who participated in the theft and destruction of federal property, assault of any persons, and the incitement of violence. The fraternal movement has historically created and supported positive social advancements; we hope our organization will continue to be part of that positive change now and in the time to come.