American Democracy Teeters on the Edge

From April 19, 1775, through September 3, 1783, brave patriots — men, women, and even children — fought and died to achieve American freedom and democracy.

On January 6, 2021, armed traitors fought to undo the great American experiment of free elections. They attempted forcibly to install an election loser as President.

Only the bravery and patriotism of those who would not agree to the plot saved America. But it was as close as was the Civil War, to ending the American republic.

Today, having learned nothing from that near failure of America, millions of faux patriots remain in the thrall of demagoguery and hatred. They long for the days of banana dictatorships, where the few had absolute rule over the many.

Today, one political party lurches toward tyranny, completely ignoring all that made America unique in the world.

Read the shocking results from a YouGovAmerica poll:

The number of so-called “Americans” who disapproved of Trump supporters taking over the Capital has declined. Among Republicans, that number has declined to less than half! 

Think of it. Half of Republicans now favor armed traitors taking over Congress.

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Less than half of Republicans believe Donald Trump has any responsibility for the Jan 6 attack. Have these people been living in a cave or are they completely brainless? 

Or is their hatred of Jews, Muslims, blacks, browns, yellows, reds, gays, foreigners, and women so complete that they are willing to see democracy fail just to protect one proven liar and criminal.

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More than half of Republicans disapprove of Congress referring Trump for criminal indictment. Even among independents, only 38% approve and a whopping 30% are not sure. 

NOT SURE? Did they not watch the televised hearings? Do they not read newspapers and mazazines? Did they not pay any attention at all to Trump’s plea to “find” thousands of votes, his do-nothing for hours while the riot raged, his praise for the rioters, his proven false claims of a stolen election?

Do these self-anointed “independents” get their news only from Fox News and QAnon?

Traitors have been sentenced to death for offenses with less evidence than exists against Trump. How can any intelligent person be “not sure”?

If this research truly represents the opinions of the American people, our nation is in deep trouble. The Republican party as a major political force, has lost all sense of morality. It has become the political arm of white supremacy in America.

There was a time when we thought the Ku Klux Klan would forever be banished to the loony fringe. We were wrong. It’s philosophy of hatred permeates the entire GOP.

Hate is easy. Any numbskull can wave a flag and spew hatred of others. Love and compassion are difficult. They require the wisdom to respect those who differ from you.

That is why there are so many dictatorships and so few democracies.

Any idiot can march mindlessly with a tyrant, but only the intelligent understand the meaning of democracy.

Sadly, America is being co-opted by drooling idiots. Hatred has become the norm. Bigotry has become the new patriotism. Extremism is the new center, the more outrageous, the better.

We see power acceded to the whims of such hate-mongers as Donald Trump, Tucker Carlson, Andrew Clyde, Alex Jones, Clarence Thomas, Lauren Boebert, Matt Gaetz, Ted Cruz, Ron Johnson, Marco Rubio, Paul Gosar, Josh Hawley, Greg Abbott, Rudy Giuliani, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Sean Hannity, Steve King, Rick Scott, Ron de Santis, Kevin McCarthy, and all the other white-supremacist apologists.

They came into power because they received votes — from the public, from peers — and now they wish to disavow or pervert America’s voting system. 

And amazingly, it all comes down to one man, Donald Trump, a con artist, whose sole talent is to foment our basest instincts and to turn us against ourselves.

The Republican Party preaches religion and patriotism while practicing anti-religion and anti-patriotism.

One day, Trump will be dead, and his followers will look around and wonder, “What did we do? How could we ever have followed him?”

Let us pray America can survive the meanwhile.

Rodger Malcolm Mitchell
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8 thoughts on “American Democracy Teeters on the Edge

  1. While I agree with your characterization of Trump, I also am not sure that a criminal prosecution of his role in the Jan. 6 riots would be fruitful. As a real estate mogul in NYC dealing with the Mafia he has decades of experience in avoiding explicit statements that could land him in trouble. From what I’ve read, and I’ve read a lot, he seems to have been successful at that on the 6th. Having said that, there is the possibility that he could be included in conspiracy charges related to the riots, as well as the fake electors attempts.

    His demand that Raffensberger find just enough extra votes in Georgia for him to win, for example, may be a better way to hold him accountable. I’ll also be very interested in what Jack Smith comes up with.

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    1. John, criminals seldom make explicit guilt-proving comments. When the Mafia don says, “That’s a nice wife you have. I would hate for anything to happen to her,” those who want to excuse will excuse. The totality of Trump’s comments and actions adds to what any impartial judge would consider sufficient to convict.

      Sadly, his position as a President gives him special dispensation from the timid, as it did with his first Mueller investigation. Mueller showed himself to be an overrated coward who hinted that the case COULD be prosecuted, but he wasn’t going to do it.

      Evil triumphs when good men do nothing.”

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      1. Ok, maybe you could get a conviction on conspiracy to interfere with government operations. But remember, it has to be a verdict “beyond a reasonable doubt”. Lawyers would have a field day with that.

        Again, the Georgia issue likely would be more successful as Trump was quite explicit.

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  2. I sighed and nearly cried upon reading this. Those trends are perplexing and sad. Also, given the influence now of those barking the balanced budget mantra to upset the economy it adds to the brewing plague of the ignorant and fearful in power.

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