I hear many times here, how Authoritarianism is coming. And in many ways, that appears to be true.
At the opening of Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene’s “America First Tour,” Gaetz exclaimed that “America First isn’t going away, it’s going on tour!” And everyone knows what he’s saying. He’s saying that Donald Trump isn’t going away. The movement Trump spawned is alive and well, not destroyed by the former president’s defeat at the polls but, if anything, even more motivated. It is marching forward and continuing the work where Trump left off. From voter suppression bills to the purging of the Republican Party of anyone with any hint of disloyalty to the former president, the authoritarian movement spawned by the ex-president is growing tentacles and metastasizing.
In the words of Republican President Theodore Roosevelt: “Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official, save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country. It is patriotic to support him insofar as he efficiently serves the country. It is unpatriotic not to oppose him to the exact extent that by inefficiency or otherwise he fails in his duty to stand by the country. In either event, it is unpatriotic not to tell the truth, whether about the president or anyone else.”
Indeed, we do have authoritarianism is on the rise…In the US of A. Hopefully, those republican pols that see this issue, will be able to get a handle on those that are loyal to a man, vs our country’s constitution they swore an oath to defend.
We should all be concerned, no mater what aisle one sits in.
55% of Republicans believe his 2020 election loss resulted from illegal voting or election rigging. Paradoxically, 35% of Republicans agreed with both of the following theories: that the people who gathered at the U.S. Capitol on Jan 6th were peaceful, law-abiding Americans and that it was actually led by violent left-wing protestors trying to make Trump look bad
It is a pretty bug ■■■■■■■ lie, to buy into that lie. It undermines the credibility of our systems.
There is also the 35% of Republicans that believe the people who gathered at the U.S. Capitol on Jan 6th were peaceful, law-abiding Americans and that it was actually led by violent left-wing protestors trying to make Trump look bad.
Let’s not forget the majority of pubs in congress, agree with that as well.