I continue to be shocked and astonished by Republican tactics designed to bring about the collapse of our government and a monetary crisis which will do irreparable harm to our country. Donald Trump and his Republican supporters refuse to lift a finger to help out the Democrats struggling to avoid a shutdown and financial collapse.
I am forced to ask all over again: who could possibly support Trump and his base in their attempts to undo American democracy and move toward fascism? Who are the Republicans and what do they stand for?
I have no choice but to conclude that, in 2021, the Republicans are those who want to establish an oligarchy in which the well-to-do control the middle and lower classes who are then forced to work for the good of the wealthy. According to the Brennan Center for Justice, “Between January 1 and July 14, 2021, at least 18 states enacted 30 laws that restrict access to the vote. These laws make mail voting and early voting more difficult, impose harsher voter ID requirements, and make faulty voter purges more likely, among other things. More than 400 bills with provisions that restrict voting access have been introduced in 49 states in the 2021 legislative sessions.”
These actions are invariably started and led by Republicans. Only by restricting the vote can the Republicans maintain their hold on power. Democrats outnumber Republicans by a healthy margin. Unencumbered voting would lead to an immediate Democratic takeover of government power.
So I must appeal again to Americans everywhere to vote. Despite all the roadblocks Republicans have succeeded in throwing in the way, we must vote and vote decisively to stop Trump’s march toward fascist tyranny.