This is not the sort of democracy the Framers had in mind, but if there is no distinction between private wealth and political influence, it’s the sort we’d better get used to.
Should he be removed from his presidency by either impeachment or through his resignation, America will then have an opportunity to recover from these vicious attacks on its democracy.
A democratic country – or community – ought to be self-governing in a way that allows every member a fair part in effective political discussion.
Myanmar’s transition from military to civilian government demonstrates that building even a severely curtailed representative democracy with respect for minority rights is a hard task.
The foundations of this system of unlimited power and control over U.S. citizens have been developing over some time under various presidents.
America has now arrived at the point at which the survival of our democracy is clearly at stake.
Have your passports ready, watch your language, and other advice from a Yale history professor.
We should always worry when elites begin to tell us that there’s too much democracy.