Steven Spielberg’s 2012 film “Lincoln” depicts how Abraham Lincoln ensured the passage of the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery.

In one scene, the House of Representatives voted on the Amendment. Some of the Representatives voted against the Amendment and Spielberg altered their names in the movie so their families wouldn’t be embarrassed by their votes.

Last week, Representatives Dan Bishop and Richard Hudson voted to not certify Mr. Biden’s election mere hours after a disgusting group of rioters ransacked the Capitol and put lawmakers lives on the line.

Inevitably, a movie will be made of these events. The question will be whether a future filmmaker, like Spielberg, changes the names of those politicians that voted against the certification. Will the families of Reps. Bishop and Hudson be embarrassed by their depiction in the film? Will their names be forever related to their horrendous acts?

Erik Tracy


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Still waiting on the evidence from President Trump’s speech where he called for violence. I read the transcript thoroughly and only saw the word “peacefully”. No call for violent riots, unlike Kamala Harris on the BLM/Antifa “peaceful protests” from 2020 that were also endorsed by Governor Cooper and this paper: “They’re not going to stop. They’re not going to stop,” she told him. “This is a movement, I’m telling you. They’re not gonna stop. And everyone beware because they’re not gonna stop. They’re not gonna stop before Election Day and they’re not going to stop after Election Day. And everyone should take note of that. They’re not gonna let up and they should not.” Shouldn’t she and Biden, the illegitimate administration, be impeached one second after inauguration, if the same standards are applied? If it weren’t for double standards, the left wouldn’t have any at all.

Sally Larson

I'm assuming you are Kent and have found a way around the Pilot's requirements to be transparent by using your own name. Such sneaky behavior from such an upstanding citizen.

If there was no call for violence then why did your group attack the Capital with intentions to destroy, capture, and hurt those who support the constitution? Trump said to go to the capital, he will be with them and fight for what he thinks is right. Juliani said this is a war and Jr. was insight violence with his rhetoric. People caught said Trump told them to do it. We've seen it all and listen to people like you who thought there was nothing wrong with carrying weapons and beating police and destroying government property. You were much worse than BLM protesters. They weren't carrying assault rifles. Don't even think for a minute you were right in these actions. You are promoting violence and threatening Americans with your violence. You are clearly a declared member of a domestic terrorist group and should not be allowed to use The Pilot as your voice promoting more violence.

Dan Roman

Kent Misegades the Pinehurst Pinocchio is lying as usual. trump loaded the cannon by holding the rally, loaded it with his speech and fired it when he said he would lead the march on the Capitol, which of course he didn't, coward that he is...but then again Kent shares the same traits as trump who he worships.

Mark Hayes

The Pilots requirements LOL. You seem to need a mission, locate a " Dan " Roman.

Ken Owens

You have bought into Trump’s dystopian society. You ought to realize that

it hurts the Republican Party when you continue to rationalize what Trump has done and when you continue to perpetuate “The Big Lie.”

Jim Tomashoff

As usual no source provided for these alleged quotes.

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