No assumption of democracy
We’ve all grown up with an assumption of democracy. Free, fair elections, the most votes win, ideologies vie and democracy continues. This has allowed us many freedoms of choice. Vote, don’t vote, vote for a third party. The 2016 election, plus the actions particularly of elected Republicans over the past decade (not all, of course, but if the shoe fits) proved we can no longer assume the U.S. will remain a democracy. Voter suppression. Anti-civil rights laws. Fake news, the purveying of a false worldview. The North Carolina legislature’s actions against the fairly elected Democratic governor. Donald Trump’s already flagrant disdain for America’s democratic institutions.
The luxury of individual inaction is gone. Our democracy is threatened. Vote, and act, against the looming autocracy. Patriotic Republicans must strongly disavow the attack on our democracy and act with us. Everyone who cares about America remaining a democracy must place this above partisanship.