Steve Schmidt warns that we should face the Republicans’ assault on democracy
Steve Schmidt outlined the Republican authoritarian movement’s attack on democracy and called on Americans to face the threat.
Steve Schmidt on the authoritarian threat posed by the GOP: “The front of this struggle is a place where the lie is confronted with the truth. This is the battlefield. And it happens in a million ways. But a democracy can be in a world where lies and truth are the same. “Pic.twitter.com/QDGMf5Adyb
– Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) September 25, 2021
Steve Schmidt spoke to Rachel Maddow about how America can withstand the authoritarian threat:
The is before this fight a room where the lie is faced with the truth. This is the battlefield. And it plays out in 1 million Ways. But a democracy cannot survive in a world where lies and the truth is the same. The system we have is based on a compact that requires belief in belief and To trust. This is how we share power People with whom we disagree. We acknowledge that we live in a complex world in which people have different perspectives.
And we have to adapt these views. In the 21st century, I think so that there was a consensus that really got unraveled at the beginning short time that you can trace all the way back the beginning of the land, in the name of political power – also claim the same people that they im doing it Name of freedom see this this preservation of freedom means maintaining our power. Not necessarily to adhere to Results of choice. And if you agree to it Territory, you are in a frightening state place.
And it’s important to remember to understand one thing and that must be preferred into the debate, despite everything the shortcomings of American democracy, or any democracy – Democracies are the only system the government that ever existed in the history of Humanity that the individual person at the top the power of the city.
Every other system like that subordinates the dignity of Man in the power of State, for the purpose of State, often self-controlled interested, corrupt minority. So this is the deepest part moral problem you could possibly talking about something Given evening in this country. Because it goes into the heart of the American idea, the hug of humanism, of natural rights, of pluralism. And this idea that anyone can do be an american. That we can all stand the same equally cool, in a society under the rule of law. Where we all have our say, come to participate. And that is being destroyed and attacked, and successful with it.
The Arizona audit is easy to make fun of, but far too many people have fallen into the trap of legitimizing an illegitimate Arizona political process. The Arizona exam wasn’t a legitimate exam.
The bigger goal the Republicans had in Arizona was to legitimize their attack on democracy and normalize political parties that run electoral scrutiny with which they disagree.
The test was an attack on democracy. Steve Schmidt is right. Only a strong consolidated effort backed by the truth can defeat these lies and authoritarian attacks.
Trump is the figurehead, but the move in the Republican Party from democracy to authoritarianism goes much deeper and is the greatest internal threat to US democracy since the civil war.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also the White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis 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