There is a fifth option I didn’t mention, which is that Jim Jordan could admit she’s right, and become reformed, and stay in office, and help Democrats. Note: When I refer to “we” I am referring to we patriotic Americans, we in the Democratic party, and we citizens of the U.S. or one of it’s states, and that’s about it. Otherwise, I am referring abstractly to “we.” Its usage does not imply any personal membership, or opposition to, any particular organization, ideology, or group.

And, no, Jim Jordan did not raise a point of order. A point of order is a question where someone wants clarification on the rules, or wishes to point out that another member has broken the rules. Jordan asked a question which had nothing to do, as far as I’m aware, with procedural rules. He wanted to know what he should say to lawmakers who call him a liar. That’s not a point of order, as far as I know. I don’t think it’s against procedural rules to call your political opponent a liar. What if they really are lying? It would be in the interest of the American people to know. Just because you’ve been appointed to Congress doesn’t mean you’re suddenly above lying. So, if there IS any rule which says that party members can’t call each other liars, then it’s a real U.S. deep state candy bar, that’s for sure.

In parliamentary procedure, a point of order occurs when someone draws attention to a rules violation in a meeting of a deliberative assembly. –Wikipedia, Point of order

Whereas I understand that many are rejoicing, and for cause, we should not forget that it is never really a good thing when police are found guilty, and put in jail, for things they did while policing. It’s a real distortion of reality, just as the inversion of “protect and serve” is a distortion of reality when officers abuse their powers, and particularly the power to kill. I said it just recently, which is that we (society) are truly ultimately responsible for who gets the badge, and if we care about officers, and all people (and their families) who apply for the badge, then it’s on us to make sure that the vetting and training process doesn’t allow a Derek Chauvin out on the street to begin with. No doubt Chauvin took a lot of routine calls that he handled well, and professionally. But, apparently, he couldn’t handle the person part of the job, particularly the Black person part of the job, and he malfunctioned, and it looks like no one either noticed it, or could put him in a place where he might have been a better fit. That’s a kind of rope-a-dope, and I resent it, again, because I place a lot of emphasis on leadership (in this case, immediate police leadership, and also the ‘anonymous tip’ process, which appears was nonexistent or not utilized by fellow officers who might have had concerns about his ability to work safely with all safe people out on the street) when it comes to not noticing things like it, or not knowing how to deal with it.

With Photoshop and Google, I was able to identify the decoration on the man’s mask. It’s St. James’s Cross, typically affiliated with the Order of St. James of the Sword, or the Order of Santiago, but it appears stylized in a manner not typically used: a white cross on a red field, and not a red cross on a white field.

From Wikipedia:

The Order of Santiago (/ˌsɒntiˈɑːɡoʊ/; Spanish: Orden de Santiago [sanˈtjaɣo]), also known as the Order of St. James of the Sword, is a religious and military order founded in the 12th century. It owes its name to the Patron Saint of Spain, “Santiago” (St. James the Greater). Its initial objective was to protect the pilgrim of St. James’ Way, to defend Christendom and to remove the Muslim Moors from the Iberian Peninsula.[1] Entrance was not however restricted to nobles of Spain exclusively, and so many of her members have been prominent Catholic Europeans in general. The Order of Santiago is one of the most renowned military orders in the history of the world, its insignia being particularly recognisable and abundant in Western art.[2]

After the death of the Grand Master Alonso de Cárdenas in 1493, the Catholic Monarchs incorporated the Order into the Spanish Crown. Pope Adrian VI forever united the office of grandmaster of Santiago to the crown in 1523.

The First Republic suppressed the Order in 1873 and, although it was re-established in the Restoration, it was reduced to a nobiliary institute of honorable character. It was ruled by a Superior Council dependent on the Ministry of War, which was also extinguished after the proclamation of the Second Republic in 1931.

The Order of Santiago is one of the four Spanish military orders, together with those of Calatrava, Alcántara, and Montesa. It was restored as a civil association with the kingship of Juan Carlos I with the character of a nobiliary, honorable, and religious organization that remains as such.

St. James’s Cross

The Order’s insignia is a red cross resembling a sword, with the shape of a fleur-de-lis on the hilt and the arms.
The knights wore the cross stamped on the royal standard and white cape. The cross of the royal standard had a Mediterranean scallop in the center and another one at the end of each arm.

The three fleurs-de-lis represent the “honor without stain”, which is in reference to the moral features of the Apostle’s character.

The sword represents the chivalrous character of the apostle St. James and his martyr ways, since he was decapitated with a sword. It can also symbolize taking the sword in the name of Christ, in a certain sense.

It is said that its shape originated in the era of the Crusades, when the knights took with them small crosses with sharpened bottoms to stick them in the ground and carry out their daily devotions.

Internal organization

Prerequisites for entrance into the Order

In its beginnings, entrance into the Order was not difficult, but after mid-thirteenth century it became more complicated.

Once the Reconquest was finalized, a candidate who wished to join the Order of Santiago must have proved in his first four last names that he, his parents, and his grandparents were of noble descent by blood and not by privilege, and had never worked in manual or industrial labor.

Many classes of people were permanently disqualified from membership of the order due to their origins or circumstances. They included the following categories and their descendants: Jews, Muslims, heretics, converts to Christianity, or a mixture of these, no matter how far removed. Also included were people who had been punished for acts against the Catholic faith; had been an attorney, moneylender, notary public, retail merchant, or had worked where they lived or would have lived from their trade; had been dishonored, had neglected the laws of honor and executed any act not proper for a perfect gentleman, or who lacked means of support. The prospective member then had to live three months in the galleys and reside for a month in the monastery to learn the Rule.

Later the King and the Council of the Orders abolished many of these prerequisites.

Present day

The Order of Santiago still exists under the protection of the Spanish crown. As of 2014, there were 35 knights and 30 novices in the order. Admission to the order is open to applicants of noble blood. Until 1653, nobility was checked by looking at only the paternal grandparents’ family history. Changes were made so that maternal grandparents are included in verifying noble ancestry. The applicant must be a practicing Catholic, be of legitimate birth through both parents and grandparents, not be descended from non-Christians,[5] and prove at least 200 years of confirmed nobility of birth (not of privilege) from each of their four grandparents by legitimate marriage. Duties added in 1655 included defence of the belief in the Immaculate Conception of Mary.[6]

Their symbol is a cross of Saint James, a red cross terminating in a sword (cross fleury fitchy in heraldry), which recalls their title de la Espada, and a shell (la venera), to which they owe their connection with the pilgrimage of St. James.