Democracy under attack
“If the democratic system does not produce the result MAGA Republicans want, they break democracy to obtain a different result.” – Robert Hubbell
“As Democrats toil within the system to forge compromises over competing policies, Republicans break the system to get their way.
The rule of law continues to exist in America today because one of America’s major political parties remains committed to upholding that rule—despite the efforts of the other party to destroy it. If both parties feel emboldened to ignore the rule of law, our democracy will be gone. All that will be left is a contest of brute force in which dark money will substitute for violence.” – Robert Hubbell
How MAGA Republicans ignore the RULE OF LAW
Fascist MAGA Republicans
Judge Kacsmaryk issued a thinly disguised religious fiat banning mifepristone for women across America.
The GOP-controlled legislature in Tennessee expelled two young Black Representatives for protesting briefly in the well of the assembly.
The manifest corruption of Justice Thomas by Texas millionaire and Hitler memorabilia collector Harlan Crow.
Governor Greg Abbott’s pre-emptive announcement that he will pardon a Texas man convicted of murder after a jury trial.
DeSantis changes the laws to bully corporations like Disney into supporting his agenda.
Mitch McConnell denies Merrick Garland’s nomination a Senate hearing that he is entitled to
Trump attempts to attempt to stop democracy through a deadly insurrection
MAGA “Get Out Of Jail Free” card
Governor Abbott has established a new rule that laws do not apply equally to people protesting police killings and right-wing extremists who are upset by the protests. In a single act, Abbott has altered the law in Texas, demoted protestors demanding justice to second-class status, and told Texas jurors that their voices do not matter when MAGA extremists are on trial. In short, “self-defense” is a MAGA “get out of jail free” card under Greg Abbott’s reign in Texas.
“The truth is that the rule of law continues to exist in America today because one of America’s major political parties remains committed to upholding that rule—despite the efforts of the other party to destroy it. If both parties feel emboldened to ignore the rule of law, our democracy will be gone. All that will be left is a contest of brute force in which dark money will substitute for violence.
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This infographic is a visual representation of some key points from Robert Hubbell’s excellent article.
Stand up for democracy
“I do not believe we will reach that point. “I have faith that Democrats will do the right thing despite legitimate feelings of anger, hurt, and despair. In each of the four situations described above, there is a democratic path forward to correct the result. It will not be easy, and we may not succeed entirely. But so long as we have a path forward, we should not set aside our great charter and the laws that give it life. It has endured for more than two centuries during equally trying times; we can make it through the present challenges, as well.”
TakeAway: Stand up for democracy and the Rule of Law.
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