Ma ny Americans icans are worried that our constitutional republic won’t survive a Hillary Clinton presidency. Other Americans worry that it won’t survive Donald Trump. Still others worry that we are doomed whoever wins.
But David French points out that our Founders put together a constitutional system with so many checks and balances, so many legal limits, and so many opportunities to fix things that our nation can survive a bad election, just as it has already survived much worse. Not that America couldn’t lose its liberties. But it would take a long and arduous process to do so and would require the full complicity of the American people. “Our ship is resilient,” he says. “It would take more than one iceberg to sink.” [Read more…]