From the editorial board of the New York Times:
Our political life seems more or less normal these days, as the president pardons turkeys and Congress quarrels over spending bills. But peel back a layer, and things are far from normal. Jan. 6 is not in the past; it is every day. It is regular citizens who threaten election officials and other public servants, who ask, “When can we use the guns?” and who vow to murder politicians who dare to vote their conscience.
It is Republican lawmakers scrambling to make it harder for people to vote and easier to subvert their will if they do. It is Donald Trump who continues to stoke the flames of conflict with his rampant lies and limitless resentments and whose twisted version of reality still dominates one of the nation’s two major political parties. In short, the Republic faces an existential threat from a movement that is openly contemptuous of democracy and has shown that it is willing to use violence to achieve its ends.
Read the full editorial.
Nearly a year after the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, it is clear that the survival of the American republic “depends on looking back and forward at the same time,” writes the editorial board. https://t.co/K9TBJ0fSu2
— New York Times Opinion (@nytopinion) January 1, 2022