December 16, 2020
Building Bulwarks to Defend Democracy
Much has been written about the tremendous challenges facing the incoming administration. Perhaps the most important of these is setting place institutional safeguards that would prevent a future president from converting our country from a democracy to an autocracy, something Trump and his allies tried but failed to do.
Thinking of our democracy as a fortress, bulwarks need to be set in place. Weak points in the wall must be shored up. I’ve seen some good proposals to this end. Implementing them should be top priority.