Steve Schmidt highlighted the attack on democracy by the Republican autocratic movement and called on Americans to deal with the threat.
On the GOP authoritarian threat, Steve Schmidt said, “A place in the face of that battle where false truth is confronted. This is the battlefield. And it plays out in 1 million ways. But a democracy cannot survive in a world where falsehood and truth stand equally.” pic.twitter.com/QDGMf5Adyb
– Sarah Reese Jones (Politics Sarah) September 25, 2021
Steve Schmidt talks with Rachel Maddo about how America can stand up to the authoritarian threat:
THe is in front of that fight A place where there are lies Face the truth. That battlefield. And it goes to 1 million Way But democracy cannot survive In a world where lies and The truth stands equally. That is the system we have Based on a compact Faith requires faith and Faith This is how we share power Those with whom we disagree. We acknowledge that we live A complex world where people There are different perspectives.
And we have to adapt That opinion. In the twenty-first century, I believe That was a sensation Really unveiled at the beginning For a short time, that’s you Can trace all the way back The beginning of the country, In the name of political power – Also, the same people claim That they are doing it The name of freedom is seeing that That protects freedom That means maintaining our power. Not necessarily compliant The result Of election. And when you get into that Region, you’re in a panic Place.
And it is essential to remember Understand one thing, and It must be brought to the fore Despite all that, in the debate The flaws of American democracy, Or any democracy – Democracy is the only system That government never has Existed in its history Which humanity keeps Individual people above The power of the city.
So are all other systems Its dignity is inferior To the power of man The state, for its purposes The state, often controlled by itself Interested, corrupt minorities. So, this is the deepest Ethical problems that you can Probably talk about something In this country evening is given. Because it goes to the heart American idea, hug Humanitarianism, natural rights, Pluralism. And this idea anyone can Be an American. So that we can all stand equally, Equally calm in society, Under the rule of law. Where we all say one thing, we go Participation. And that is what is happening Vandalism and assault, and Successfully so.
The Arizona audit is easy to make fun of, but many people fell into the trap of legitimizing an illegal political process in Arizona. The Arizona audit was not a valid audit.
The big goal of the Republicans in Arizona was to legitimize their attack on democracy and political parties conduct audits of election results which they do not normally agree with and looking at the coverage of this sham will show that their efforts have worked.
Audit was an attack on democracy. Steve Schmidt is right. A strong concerted effort supported by the truth can defeat this false and authoritarian attack.
Trump is the figurehead, but the Republican Party’s transition from democracy to authoritarianism has gone much deeper and is the biggest internal threat to U.S. democracy since the Civil War.
Mr. Easy Managing Editor. He is also a correspondent for the White House Press Pool and Congress for Politics USA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His undergraduate work focuses on public policy, with specialization in the social policy reform movement.
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Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association