Killing democracy in plain sight

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Who’s going to stop it? Timothy Snyder, author of “On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century”:

<blockquote>I have the Cassandra feeling this spring because it is so obvious where all of this is heading.  President Trump tells a big lie that elections are rigged.  This authorizes him and others to seek power in extra-democratic ways.  The lie is institutionalized by state legislation that suppresses voting, and that gives state legislatures themselves the right to decide how to allocate the electoral vote in presidential elections. 

The scenario then goes like this.  The Republicans win back the House and Senate in 2022, in part thanks to voter suppression.  The Republican candidate in 2024 loses the popular vote by several million and the electoral vote by the margin of a few states.  State legislatures, claiming fraud, alter the electoral count vote.  The House and Senate accept that altered count.  The losing candidate becomes the president.  We no longer have “democratically elected government.”  And people are angry.

No one is seeking to hide that this is the plan.  It is right there out in the open.  The prospective Republican candidates for 2024, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and Josh Hawley, are all running on a big lie platform.  If your platform is that elections do not work, you are saying that you intend to come to power some other way.  The big lie is designed not to win an election, but to discredit one.  Any candidate who tells it is alienating most Americans, and preparing a minority for a scenario where fraud is claimed.  This is just what Trump tried in 2020, and it led to a coup attempt in January 2021.  It will be worse in January 2025.</blockquote>




One thought on “Killing democracy in plain sight

  1. Judge Garland’s Justice Department is backsliding.

    First we were told that Garland will not release the Barr memo.
    A memo which is said to prove that Bill Barr lied to the public about the Mueller Report in order to advance Trumps chances of being reelected in 2020.

    Then we discover that Garland’s Justice Department issued a subpoena in March directing Gannett News (USA Today) to release all records containing IP addresses and other identifying information “for computers and other electronic devices.”

    The subpoena specifies a 35 minute time-frame beginning at 8:03 pm on February 2, 2021.
    February 2 was the day that 55 year-old David Hoben shot 5 FBI agents, killing 2 in Sunrise, Florida while he was being served warrants.

    The FBI’s subpoena not only violates the Bill of Rights, it also violates all 27 Amendments to the Constitution.

    Although it’s illegal for the NSA to gather up everybody’s private communications they do it anyway.
    The FBI should issue a subpoena to the NSA and get the information that they’re looking for that way.

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