Democracy’s Last Stand

In one of her Washington Post columns yesterday, Jennifer Rubin quoted from Freedom House’s newly released annual report on the state of democracy and human rights around the world: “Democracy and pluralism are under assault. Dictators are toiling to stamp out the last vestiges of domestic dissent and spread their harmful influence to new corners of the world. . . The chief executives of the United States and India, the world’s two largest democracies, are increasingly willing to break down institutional safeguards and disregard the rights of critics and minorities as they pursue their populist agendas.” 

Republicans overwhelmingly back the authoritarian ambitions of Trump and allies. American Democracy makes its last stand at the polls this November; it’s our last chance to keep this country from being the greatest and most powerful banana republic in history.