Over the past several years, a steady drumbeat of warnings about the health of our democracy has come from the Left. These warnings seem to reflect a new political identity or agenda of the Left, which apparently wants to be known as the defender of American democracy. But when taken altogether, the warnings seem to suggest that the world’s oldest democracy is being constantly threatened on innumerable fronts.
According to leftist activists, American democracy is being pushed to the edge of extinction by… voter identification laws, President Donald Trump’s election, alleged (but now discredited) Russian interference in our elections, Trump supporters, the Republican Party, Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, the failure of President Biden’s Build Back Better legislation to pass Congress, the Trump influence, etc. It seems that everywhere political attention focuses, another threat to democracy arises. The longstanding Senate rules on filibuster, which Democrats once supported, are even leading our democracy to ruin.