About Douglas Brinkley telling the truth that protects our democracy
US President Historian and writer Douglas Brinkley:
Celebrate the underrated type of American archetype, the bipartisan defender of democracy, on Independence Day. .. In other words, a politician who drives the country into a political party in times of crisis.
Charles Thomson was the secretary of the Continental Congress from 1774 to 1789. Along with John Hancock, he was one of the two names that appeared in the original printed matter of the Declaration of Independence.
Thomson says that the new nation cannot survive the two-party system, the polarization reigns supreme, and the new nation inevitably reigns. Two mobs fighting for power every four years.
Thomson was unaware that the federal government could produce non-corruptive leaders such as Cassidy Hutchinson and Liz Cheney. They are the ones who tell the truth of the Margaret Chase Smith tradition.
In the 1950s, Republican Senator Joe McCarthy was communist. By putting the citizens in the red as a person, he gained considerable power in Washington. It wasn't the Democrats who called McCarthy. Republican Senator Margaret Chase Smith accused her sneaky GOP colleagues of being "sneaky" America in her "Declaration of Goodwill" speech from her senator in 1950.
When Cassidy Hutchinson bravely testified last week in front of the Commission on January 6 that she didn't want to see the US capital dumped in the trash, she was a member of her party. Was motivated by Chase Smith to tell the truth. And the change of power was confused.
Similarly, duringWatergate, it wasn't Democrats who destined Richard Nixon's fate, but John Dean and Howard Baker. , Barry was three candid Republicans. Goldwater.
So don't be afraid, Charles Thomson: On January 6, 2021, when the confused Donald Trump was told to grab the handle of his armored SUV, it was the US Capitol. Hutchinson went straight to the Constitution for the riots, patriots Liz Cheney and Cassidy.
Story Young・ Produced by Kim. Editor: Chad Cardan.
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