Power at all costs: GOP’s obsession with rule will end badly for everyone
Many commentators and pundits have expressed concern aloud that the Texas “precedent” of using self-defense to end safe and legal abortion in that state is either totally unconstitutional or, if upheld. , will create a precedent to suppress other rights such as freedom of expression or protest. .
Republicans are playing with fire here, but it’s not just about abortion rights. They also explicitly attack a wide variety of other rights that Americans have fought for for centuries. If they achieve their goal – the direction in which they are currently heading – they will eventually see their own rights taken away as well, which will lead to the end of our democratic republic. Just look at the horrors they pursue.
In the absence of any significant evidence of “voter fraud,” Republicans now have severely restricted voting rights in 7 states and have bills pending with a good chance of being passed in at least a dozen. others.
On top of that, and empowered by the Supreme Court, Republicans use voter purges to remove voters from voters lists in heavily Democratic areas of GOP-controlled states, like Brian Kemp throwing over half a million Georgians just before “beating” Stacey Abrams by only around 50,000 votes.
Ignoring decades of evidence and common sense that comprehensive sex education in schools reduces both sexually transmitted diseases as well as unintended pregnancies, several states require that sex education be limited to “abstinence only.” and forbid teachers to discuss birth control.
By claiming that the brutal history of religious fanatics in New England and the warnings from everyone from Jesus to Jefferson that it is vital to separate Church and State never happened, Republicans embrace die-hard fundamentalist con artists who will turn on them whenever it suits their own twisted goals. .
Turning their backs on basic science, Republicans reject both the teaching of evolution and the wearing of masks in our schools because, ironically, the Covid virus continues to evolve into increasingly virulent strains.
Spitting on the graves of our founders who in many cases sacrificed their lives to codify and sanctify the right to protest, Republicans passed laws giving a legal pass to fanatics who drive their cars in protests and kill or hurt people.
Doing their best to keep young people from learning that about half of our founders were slave owners, Republicans think they can whitewash (pun intended) our history rather than confront it and tell it. learn lessons to make our country better.
Embracing anti-government militia movements, Republicans celebrate and empower people who openly deify people like Timothy McVeigh and Adolf Hitler while promoting anti-Americanism and even seditious insurgency.
Tolerating blatant anarchy and corruption within their own party, Republicans back politicians who participated in a plot to “hang Mike Pence” and assassinate President Nancy Pelosi, even labeling conspirators currently in prison as “patriots.” and “political prisoners”.
Sucking obese orange-makeup billionaire who made his first fortune robbing his own family members and having his dad with Alzheimer’s disease sign papers he couldn’t understand, Republicans continue to support a man who has become a lifelong business model scamming entrepreneurs and clients; lying to banks, insurance companies and the IRS; and take dirty money from foreign oligarchs and tyrants.
Taking billions in campaign contributions and other support from the fossil fuel industries and its billionaires, Republicans are using that support to maintain their power and build their own wealth while denying climate change – as the entire nation is stricken. repeatedly by “natural” disasters caused or exacerbated by global warming.
Promoting right-wing media that traffic hysteria, lies and racial hatred, Republicans are replacing honest political discussions with chauvinism, slogans and the “otherness” of anyone they disagree with or who looks, loves or prays differently from them.
Congratulating gun bullies on their “Trump trains” like those who took Kamala Harris’ campaign bus off the road and now routinely terrorize communities of color, Republicans are kissing these 21st century brown shirts.
In each case, the GOP – purely to seize and hold on to power – is moving America further and further away from the goals and ideals that this nation has traditionally championed and increasingly rapidly towards an authoritarian, oligarchic form of government. as has seized Hungary, Brazil, Russia. , the Philippines and many third world countries.
They think they can control this beast they created, that they will be able to turn everything back before it ends in total disaster for our nation. However, history, from our own civil war in early 20th century Europe to today’s countries where “conservative” parties have tried the same thing, belies their belief.
The monster of fear, hate, and greed they created – as it rises from the primordial mud and shakes itself through life – will end up consuming them with as much enthusiasm as it consumed dozens of other political parties and nations around the world. .