The abnormal state of American politics


American politics today is not normal. It may be in the midst of a radical shift away from democratic rules and traditions that have guided our country for a very long time. An anti-democratic movement, inspired by Trump but much larger than him, is making progress. In the states this movement has already changed some laws with the aim of determining future election results. It has justified changes with blatantly false statements claiming that Biden did not win the 2020 election. This anti-democratic movement has encountered surprisingly little opposition. Most leading Republican politicians have either looked the other way or supported the anti-democratic movement. Republicans ousted Liz Cheney from a leadership position because she called out Trump’s lies. To counter this anti-democratic movement, it is important that citizens register to vote, check to make sure they haven’t been purged from voter rolls, make sure their information on file is correct and know the location of their voting precinct. Go to sos.ga.gov/elections to take care of all of the aforementioned. It is going to take voters who believe in democracy and are uncomfortable with giving more power to elected officials involved with the anti-democratic movement determined to overturn election results to get us back to the democratic rules and traditions that have made the USA the envy of the free world. Make January the month you make sure you are ready to vote in 2022.

Peggy Perkins Winder, GA

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