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Democracy at the Crossroads

Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.

Abraham Lincoln

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.

Abraham Lincoln

When the people are afraid of the government, that’s tyranny. But when the government is afraid of the people, that’s liberty.

Thomas Jefferson


Introduction

Democracy at Jeopardy

Democracy in Jeopardy once again? The precedent set by SCOTUS in Bush v. Gore began a long road down embracing minority rule. Now Six Supreme Court Republicans we believe are clandestinely considering a seismic shift in the ground rules of American election law, granting GOP-controlled states unprecedented influence in a pivotal election landscape.

The Unfolding Dystopia

Fast-forward to 2024 – Biden secures both the popular and Electoral College votes, only to confront a jarring twist. GOP-controlled states manipulate electors, thrusting the Republican candidate into an unexpected presidential victory.

Democracy in Jeopardy: Constitutional Quandary Unveiled

The impending Supreme Court decision on the “Independent State Legislature Doctrine” places states at a crossroads, potentially sidelining the democratic voice based on popular vote counts, in favor of partisan maneuvering.

Resurfacing Historical Parallels

Echoes from the Bush v. Gore case resound, triggering concerns about election manipulation and casting shadows on the fundamental tenets of democracy.

Democracy in Jeopardy: Navigating the Legal Abyss

A constitutional tug-of-war unfolds between the Constitution and the Electoral Count Act. GOP-led states, propelled by influential dark money, reshape laws, deepening the complexity of the electoral landscape.

Unraveling Democratic Threads

In this possible outcome, the Republican candidate assumes the presidency, marking the third instance of a Republican circumventing the popular vote. The democratic fabric teeters on the brink of unraveling, inviting an alarming transformation to the electoral process of the nation. The Supreme Court must not execute the American Democratic Republic that has survived for 235 years since the ratification of the Constitution.

Democracy in Jeopardy: Anticipated Transformations Continue

As GOP-led states recalibrate laws, the Supreme Court’s stance remains pivotal. Experts foresee a potential descent towards an unsettling quasi-dictatorial fascist state, challenging the core of democratic governance that has been the core of the American federal elections until Bush v. Gore ignored the popular vote and installed George W. Bush as President “select” of the United States. In other words, the Supreme Court has already provided us with a precedent for such anti-democratic measures.

Urgent Plea for Defense Echoes

Within conservative circles, voices underscore the critical need for the Supreme Court to reject the doctrine. Urgent calls for Congressional amendments surface, aiming to safeguard the integrity of the 2024 elections against partisan manipulation.

Democracy in Jeopardy: Concluding the Dystopian Vision

Famed voting rights attorney Marc Elias presents potential solutions. With less than a year remaining, proactive planning becomes imperative to shield democracy from potential manipulation and safeguard the essence of a fair electoral process.

Final Warning Resounds

As the Supreme Court orchestrates potential interference in the 2024 election, citizens are implored to stay vigilant. A significant threat to the democratic foundation demands collective preparedness, unwavering commitment, and proactive efforts to preserve the essence of a true democratic republic. The question remains as to how the Supreme Court, given its ethical concerns that point to an unvarnished partisanship with the oligarchs of the Republican Party, and a public trust of under 20% would dare disrupt 235 years of free and fair elections by overturning the democratic principle of one man one vote. It is, unthinkable but distinctly probable if we fail to fight for the true national values of the nation.

By Politics-as-Usual

Roger is a retired Professor of language and literacy. Over the past 15 years since his retirement, Roger has kept busy with reading, writing, and creating landscape photographs. In this time of National crisis, as Fascist ideas and policies are being introduced to the American people and ignored by the Mainstream Press, he decided to stand up and be counted as a Progressive American with some ideas that should be shared with as many people who care to read and/or participate in discusssions of these issues. He doesn't ask anyone to agree with his point of view, but if entering the conversation he demands civility. No conspiracy theories, no wild accusations, no threats, no disrespect will be tolerated. Roger monitors all comments and email communication. That is the only rule for entering the conversation. One may persuade, argue for a different point of view, or toss out something that has not been discussed so long as the tone remains part of a civil discussion. Only then can we find common ground and meaningful democratic change.

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