What 2020 Will Be Remembered For

Headline: “Trump, GOP challenge efforts to make voting easier amid coronavirus pandemic.”

American democracy, our Constitutional system, and equal rights and justice under the law are not values and institutions that most Republicans and their leaders care about. Their overriding interest is in acquiring and holding on to power whatever the cost. The Republican Party is composed of disparate factions held together by the common purpose of transforming our country into a vehicle for realizing their worldly goals and emotional aspirations. The principle factions are greedy plutocrats and those drawn along in their wake, religious nationalists, people driven by mindless resentment, and the deluded disaffected. 2020 will long be remembered as the year of the coronavirus and the year when American democracy died or survived.