We have always had challenges to our democracy, and challenges to our commitment to democracy.
But this is different. This is unprecedented. At least 30 percent of our citizenry/electorate no longer want democracy. At least three out of ten no longer even pay lip service to the concept of democracy. They do not believe in democracy. They don’t want democracy. They openly reject democracy. They are actively engaged in trying to destroy democracy.
They are not indifferent to democracy. They are openly disdainful of it. They would not only tolerate an autocracy, they would prefer it, and gladly submit to it, as long as the autocrat were a member of their tribe.
What was January 6, if not an attempt to install an autocracy?
And they do all of this under the banner of “Americanism” and “patriotism.”
This is different. This is unprecedented.