What we can do to save our Democracy. by Eric Keller
A soon-to-be published book by two Harvard political scientists describes in detail how autocrats convert functioning democracies into authoritative regimes. They describe the characteristics of these autocrats which include gaining control of the judicial system, discrediting the free press, and delegitimizing political opponents. Donald Trump does all of these things. He regularly attacks the courts & the press, demands the justice system does his bidding, threatens to jail his opponent from the 2016 election, demands the electorate only believe his reality, and also demands the electorate follow only him without questions. This is an autocrat. This is a true threat to our democracy.
What should we do? How do we defend the Constitution and the country we love? The authors make the following suggestion and it is worth quoting:
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