Where I Stand on Freedom
The  Trump years revealed a dark truth: The Republican Party is no longer committed to democracy. I will post what I need to. It would help if you woke up before you lose your freedom.

The Republican Party is not a party of ideas or policies; it is a party of grievance—including phony grievance—that is animated by the organizing principle of tribal resentment. It is hard to compromise with that, and achieving unity with those who embrace such a stand is tough. GOP leaders now see their future as tied to the exploitation of unfounded angst, the fanning of false narratives, and the suppression of democracy. The party resides within a dark, nonsensical, racist framework—and there is no sign this is a framework its leaders or its voters wish to cancel.

The Republican Party is the biggest threat to American democracy today. It is a radical, obstructionist faction that has become hostile to the most basic democratic norm: that the other side should get to wield power when it wins elections.

A few years ago, these statements may have sounded like partisan Democratic hyperbole. But in the wake of the January 6 attack on the Capitol and Trump’s acquittal in the Senate on the charge of inciting it, they seem more a plain description of where we’re at as a country.

But how deep does the GOP’s problem with democracy run? How did things get so bad? And is it likely to get worse? Stay tuned, and we will make this work for all of us.