Books By Patti Liszkay
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WILL AMERICANS STILL HAVE THE RIGHT TO VOTE? WILL WE STILL HAVE FAIR ELECTIONS? WILL WE STILL HAVE A DEMOCRACY?
On this day, January 13, 2022, I live a country currently consisting of the union of fifty states known as the United States of America, generally referred to as the United States or the U.S. or the U.S.A.
But the United States of America is now at an inflection point. Over the years our Supreme Court, from resting on complacency and having become more politicized, has disempowered our country's voting rights law, known as the Voting Rights Act of 1965. This fact is barely on the radar of most of the population.
In 2016 Americans, as our citizens are known, elected to the Presidency an enormously rich and charismatic man of a tyrannical nature named Donald Trump who believed that the United States was him, that what benefited him benefited the nation, and that therefore he was above the law.
Though self-serving and largely inept as a leader, he was loved and adulated with religious fervor by his supporters among the citizenry.
It was only by a near miss that no state election results were overturned.
However on January 6, 2021, two weeks before Donald Trump's successor was to take office, thousands of his followers, at his instigation, attacked the United States Capitol building, the seat of our government, with the idea of overthrowing the government and re-installing Donald Trump as President.
On this day President of the United States Joe Biden is urging our country's lawmaking bodies to immediately pass new laws to end voter suppression and to ensure voting rights for all American citizens. Not one lawmaker of Donald Trump's party will vote for the voting rights laws. Even some members of the President Biden's own party are refusing their support.
In fact, there is no guarantee that we Americans, in who we chose as our elected leaders, will not vote our democracy into a dictatorship.
And so here is my question for you, Cyberarchivist of the future: Did we?