Regarding “Editorial: The Healing Will Not Happen. Truth? That’s all we can hope for for the anniversary of January 6 ”(December 6): The first anniversary of January 6 made me think that Watergate may well represent the heyday of our democracy. The country was then mesmerized by the Watergate hearings and by learning of Nixon’s involvement in a cover-up as well as charges of obstruction of justice, abuse of power and defiance of subpoenas. of the committee. No one, including the president, has been judged above the law and his actions have had serious consequences. Republicans and Democrats worked closely to get the truth, not to hide, redirect or deny what had happened. Barry Goldwater, a staunch Conservative, and another senator visited Nixon at the White House tell him he has to resign. It was the principles and the Constitution on party loyalty and power. The system worked as expected. What has changed so much that an attack on Capitol Hill meets with an almost muffled response from one party? Political scientists, historians, sociologists, and even psychologists will most certainly examine how, in 50 years, we have come to a place where conservatives can somehow justify or at least tolerate an attack on our nation’s Capitol.