Something enormously encouraging for our democracy and for the honor of our republic just happened today.
The Washington Post published an unprecedented and powerful op-ed in the form of a deceptively short letter signed by 44 high-profile former U.S. senators — Republicans and Democrats. The letter strongly warns that the nation is “entering a dangerous period” bringing with it “serious challenges to the rule of law, the Constitution, our governing institutions and our national security.”
Because I believe the letter is effectively a canary in the coal mine of America’s current lethal political divide, I am posting this link to it very late in the day. It’s that important, and time’s wasting.
At heart, the letter is a clarion call for “current and future senators to be steadfast and zealous guardians of our democracy by ensuring that partisanship not replace national interest.”
Although President Trump is not mentioned by name in this remarkable op-ed, he is all over it.
Reading this letter should be a national duty.
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