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Thu Feb 6, 2020, 04:50 AM

The slow creep of authoritarian rule need not be dramatic... [View all]


link to original cartoon: https://www.cartoonmovement.com/cartoon/63732

Impeachment was a health-check for American democracy. It is not well
None of this means that impeachment was a mistake. Like acquittal, a failure to impeach at all would have sent the same signal: that there are no limits on Trump’s actions. Impeachment at least kept the torch of the truth and the law alive. But now we must be very careful. They are about to – they must – come to try to extinguish that torch. Only an electoral repudiation so vast that it cannot be questioned can prevent them, and it must be won at a time when their power has never been less restrained by law or principle. The fate of democracy in America depends on it.

[link:https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/feb/05/impeachment-was-a-health-check-for-american-democracy-it-is-not-well|]

2020 is a year that historians will remember well for good or for ill. Do you think that the average American, going about their average lives, understand how vital their participation is this year?


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