clarity

The events occurring in the United States Capitol building as I write offer a certain clarity about the issues I raised in a recent post. You can have America or Trumpistan. You can have a country in which leaders are chosen in democratic elections, in which citizens and their elected representatives can dissent from the will of the executive without fearing for their lives, in which other elected representatives will uphold the laws they have sworn to uphold rather than twist and pervert those laws in order to accommodate the tyrannical and the hateful, in which power is transferred in legally-guaranteed peace; or you can live in the country the people who are storming the Capitol right now want you to have. Pick.