Our cherished democratic principles are under siege from multiple enemies. These attacks are borne out of pure greed, both financial and political, and are facilitated through fear and ignorance. They are overt and covert, come from both ends of the political spectrum, and they appear in all three branches of government. They are flourishing from town hall to Capitol Hill, and our states have become particularly vulnerable. Even the very word “democracy” is being maligned by those that wish to undermine our American tradition of government by the people.
While this is nothing new to human history, it is happening in our time, on our watch as citizens and stewards of the democratic process we owe it to our American antecedents and to future generations to protect our shared democratic principles.
This blog is dedicated to these critical issues along with important ancillary topics. It is a conversation we absolutely must have. There is much inappropriate use of the word “patriotic”. Let’s take that word back and own it. Let’s save democracy together…
I invite you to join me.
Amy Kerr Hardin