How do we safeguard democracy going forward?
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As we turn our backs on one of the most horrific periods of our history, we can take comfort in knowing that a majority of Americans still believes that the rule of law is all-important. When word leaked of discussion in the Oval Office of the unconstitutional use of martial law to try to overturn a valid election which Joe Biden won by 7 million votes, the revulsion was immediate. When children were separated illegally from parents at the southern border, the courts stepped in and cried “Foul.” When federal troops were trotted out on American streets to try to quell legal protests, the backla...