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"Now, in a striking intervention, more than 100 scholars of democracy have signed a new public statement of principles that seeks to make the stakes unambiguously, jarringly clear: On the line is nothing less than the future of our democracy itself.

“Our entire democracy is now at risk,” the scholars write in the statement, which I obtained before its release. “History will judge what we do at this moment.”

“We urge members of Congress to do whatever is necessary — including suspending the filibuster — in order to pass national voting and election administration standards”

“The playbook that the Republican Party is executing at the state and national levels is very much consistent with actions taken by illiberal, anti-democratic, anti-pluralist parties in other democracies that have slipped away from free and fair elections”

In future elections, these laws politicizing the administration and certification of elections could enable some state legislatures or partisan election officials to do what they failed to do in 2020: reverse the outcome of a free and fair election."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/06/01/frantic-warning-100-leading-experts-our-democracy-is-grave-danger/
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I think it's very important to suspend the filibuster and pass the "We The People" Act. The republicans are trying to destroy freedom and democracy in the Untied States and institute an authoritarian regime. We must resist and fight against these efforts by the republican party to save our democracy and fight for the ideals of freedom for our country. Here is an article that also discusses this topic.

John Haltiwanger of Business Insider wrote:We, the undersigned, are scholars of democracy who have watched the recent deterioration of US elections and liberal democracy with growing alarm," the statement said. "Specifically, we have watched with deep concern as Republican-led state legislatures across the country have in recent months proposed or implemented what we consider radical changes to core electoral procedures in response to unproven and intentionally destructive allegations of a stolen election."

The scholars said that the GOP-led initiatives "are transforming several states into political systems that no longer meet the minimum conditions for free and fair elections."

"Our entire democracy is now at risk," the scholars said. "History will judge what we do at this moment."

The professors, deans, and other scholars who signed the statement come from a range of universities and institutions across the US, including Harvard, Princeton, Cornell, Duke, and Stanford.

Over the past few years, and particularly since the fatal insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6, top scholars have repeatedly said that the GOP has morphed into a fundamentally antidemocratic party determined to win elections by any means.


John Haltiwanger of Business Insider wrote:The democracy scholars in the new statement on Tuesday condemned Republicans for rejecting the 2020 election results and for continuing to push for antidemocratic laws.

"These actions call into question whether the United States will remain a democracy," they said, referring to these recent actions as "a betrayal of our precious democratic heritage."

The scholars urged Congress to suspend the filibuster - and do whatever else is necessary - to pass national voting and election-administration standards that would guarantee "the vote to all Americans equally, and prevent state legislatures from manipulating the rules in order to manufacture the result they want."


https://news.yahoo.com/republicans-putt ... 24493.html
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That, and also divest from fascism.



https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/0 ... d-j19.html


US Capitol Police hired fascistic military contractor to train emergency response unit

Jacob Crosse

18 June 2021

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Bolton revealed that the Capitol Police department spent $90,075 in government funds in 2018 and 2019 to hire Northern Red Inc. to train its Containment Emergency Response Team, or CERT. He revealed that Northern Red features neo-Nazi iconography on the homepage of its website, in the company’s logo, and in patches prominently worn and displayed by the company’s founder and CEO, John-David Potynsky.

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