To the editor:
Those who think alarms about deteriorating American democracy are hyperbolic should look squarely at the radical Congressional Republicans' response to the proposed bipartisan …
To the editor:
Those who think alarms about deteriorating American democracy are hyperbolic should look squarely at the radical Congressional Republicans' response to the proposed bipartisan commission to investigate the January 6 insurrection: do nothing.
Instead, bend to the command of “the Don” Trump, who wants no investigation of that attempt to subvert the US Constitution. Why should he? He organized it.
It's all of a piece that began in the campaign of 2016, when the now-disgraced former President claimed that he couldn't lose unless the election were corrupt. (Surprise! He won! Guess that means the election was fair.)
Fast forward to 2021 as the radical Republican agenda proceeds: the Big Lie about a stolen election (he lost), legislation to suppress the votes of targeted populations, even new state laws to move jurisdiction over elections from officials who try to run fair contests to partisan legislatures.
The radical Republicans' vote against the commission keeps the wheels grinding for their plan to put the fix in for permanent Republican power at the expense of a democratic society.
If you're not alarmed, you're likely to sleep through it before you've realized what has happened and how the daily lives you've taken for granted look very different.
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