The Repubes are no longer even trying to hide their anti-democratic desires. They are openly and cravenly authoritarian. They do not want to do the difficult tasks that make democracies work and function like educate our citizens, allow for a free flow of government information, collect and analyze data on our most troubling and threatening issues, offer policies and laws, and compromise with the opposition. They prefer to suppress the vote and deny the franchise to likely non-Repube supporting populations, Gerrymander a permanent majority, steal Supreme Court appointments, collude with foreign powers to steal elections, deny basic rights and services to citizens, deny human rights to minorities and immigrants. The list goes on and on.
They are openly hollowing out our democracy and leaving a shell to hide their authoritarian practices and satisfy the stooges. It turns out Ben Franklin was right when he said, A republic, if you can keep it. And Thomas Jefferson was, too: If we are to guard against ignorance and remain free, it is the responsibility of every American to remain informed.
Unbelievably we have a substantial minority that are happy with an authoritarian government (as long as it suppresses those they want suppressed and not them) and, more importantly, an indifferent minority who are “undecided” and “uncommitted” and are vulnerable to the Russians hacking our elections.
A republic, if we can keep it. Looks like we just might not.