Rachel Maddow said the efforts of the American people over the next six weeks will determine the direction of our democracy.
One thing we can be sure of is that we play with the fundamentals in many ways. Pushing us to the edge, and sometimes beyond, and we all know enough history to know that we’ve pushed ourselves very far in the past too, but these fights to retain our constitutional republic are not won, the constitution is not self healing document. Lawsuits for these kinds of things, even when they happen, are hard to win and they are not the end nor the liability.
Whether you’re volunteering for a candidate, or running for office yourself, or volunteering as an election worker, or knocking on doors for the latest pro-democracy initiative good government that’s on the ballot where you live. Whatever you do right now, especially in the next six weeks, you are part of what will decide what happens next in our country. The outcome is not at all certain at this stage. We are in the middle of it.
The corporate media has a way of trying to squeeze everything into a political box as usual. Remember how they tried to normalize Donald Trump’s presidency?
The 2022 midterm election is not normal. Anti-democratic forces are at the polls across the country, and their victory will weaken democratic institutions in the United States.
Maddow was right. The next few weeks will determine the future trajectory of the nation. Getting rid of Donald Trump was a start, but saving democracy requires defeating the authoritarians running under the Republican banner.
Mr. Easley is the editor. He is also a member of the White House press pool and a congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in political science. His graduate studies focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
Awards and Professional Memberships
Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association