And I really think many #Americans are not getting how very dangerous these Trumpist, far right, militia, and deluded people are. I mean, this is bad, people. We may be at a tipping point where we #RenewDemocracy or we lose it.
#MAGA #Trump #democracy #insurrection
Because we increasingly exist in separate universes & casual dehumanization is the obv choice, it is essential to listen to ppl in whatever the enemy camp is to us. Not to condone what they think & do, but to remember they are human beings & remind them we are too
A leap of faith in the ability of selflessness to triumph over greed, democracy is a protocol built on hope. Hope that, together, we can build a better society in spite of our obvious failings.
Interested in your take,
Democracy means hearing diverse perspectives but not granting any one of them authority. Democracy is communal and consensual or it fails. Fearing the mob isn't democracy; neither is minority rule.
Democracy is complicated and essential for civil society. 4/4
Democracy is a decision by a society to band together to support all, not just the majority & powerful. It means working together for common good, not bowing to thugs. It means freedom, not free rein to cause damage. It means using your voice not your fist. 1/4
Here’s @RobertTalisse’s encapsulation of the basics of a democratic republic. Part of the #RenewDemocracy Challenge.
@Renew_Democracy @theharryshearer @SarahKSilverman @lighttuponlight @BillKristol @Flipboard @esglaude @CharlesPPierce @StevieVanZandt @StephenAtHome
@pamela_herd @mirandayaver My first paper for master's degree in public administration was "Bureaucracy & Democracy". Only w/equality of process/services & accountability of oversight, can we even hope to have services and democracy. Violations of merit hiring & favoritism erodes democracy. #RenewDemocracy
#RenewDemocracy My family has been here since long before the Revolutionary War. I believe that democracy means responsibility - the responsibility to be informed about candidates and issues of the day, responsibility to vote based on that information, cont.
@debbieSerop @natsechobbyist @Renew_Democracy @SFCDad12B @RealJacobPerry @NotAbouThatBase @UnpaintedMelody @AVindman I stand with Lt. Col. Vindman. Here’s my democracy video and my stand for the Founding Principle of counting every vote.
The Constitution is the Business Plan for our nation. Its Preamble is our Mission Statement:
“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare,
* Being able to choose to campaign for & win an election.
* Seeing how money corrupts political decisions because whistleblowers & journalists exist.
* Having access to govt budget spending plans & commenting on poor judgement by politicians.
* And so much more.
Democracy is beautiful but it is fragile. This is my #renewdemocracy challenge video. I challenge Jacob @RealJacobPerry, Melvin @edwards21228 and Adam @NotAbouThatBase to the challenge and tell us what democracy means to them. @UnpaintedMelody @AVindman @natsechobbyist
Thanks @BillyRay5229. Challenge to talk about what democracy means to me accepted. #RenewDemocracy
Tagging @AshaRangappa_ @JillWineBanks @KimberlyEAtkins @ProfMMurray & @BarbMcQuade (and any of y'all who'd like to do it too, the more the better)
Democracy is a political ideal and a moral aspiration
My bit for the #RenewDemocracy series. The challenge is to say in 90 secs what democracy means to you. I’m a Ramones fan (@RamonesOfficial), so did it in 77.
Your turn: @myishacherry @rinireg @GreggDCaruso @Renew_Democracy
“Democracy is the worst form of gov't, except for all the others.” It doesn’t come without warts & rough edges. But they should be celebrated & smoothed out, because it’s all we've got. What does democracy mean to you? Join us and @stephenfry for the #RenewDemocracy challenge!
We're excited to launch the #RenewDemocracy Challenge with @AVindman! During a dark time, we need to showcase the best of our democracy. Share a short video about what democracy means to you & nominate 3 friends to do the same! Be sure to use hashtag: #RenewDemocracy
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