…I don’t actually have confidence that we will have a functional democracy by 2020. It’s entirely possible that historians, assuming the exist in a century, will see 2016 as the end of a period of American history where rights generally expanded. That’s because Trump, Giuliani, Sessions, Gingrich, Flynn, etc., etc., and most importantly huge chunks of the Republican base, simply do not respect the fundamental tenets of democracy and they are seeking to roll back two generation of social progress.

“We Are Getting What We Asked For, Good and Hard” – Lawyers, Guns & Money

To build on Paul’s post below, Trump’s outlandish claims today are part of the tremendous threat to American democracy represented not only by Donald Trump but by the majority of the Republican Party, which as we are seeing in North Carolina, they will go to extraordinarily lengths to hold onto power.

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