Is Democracy Under Siege?

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by John Goodman,

from Townhall,

Over the past two decades the American public has become increasingly polarized. So much so, that it’s hard to bring up a public policy topic that doesn’t immediately cause discord.

Yet there is one subject on which the left and right agree: democracy is being threatened to an extent perhaps not seen since the Civil War. When asked, “What is the thing that worries you and keeps you up at night?” Vice President Kamala Harris replied “democracy.” Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson couldn’t agree more.

There is just one problem. Each side thinks the threat to democracy is coming from the other side.

The Republican Party has become “an existential threat” that is “openly contemptuous of democracy” and “is willing to use violence to achieve its ends,” declared the Times.

There is almost no appetite on the right for changing the fundamental institutions of our democracy. But there is on the left – from eliminating the Senate filibuster to firing the Parliamentarian to packing the Supreme Court, or even eliminating it!

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