Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Is It Possible for a Believing Latter-day Saint to Be a Republican? Part 4


The Anti-democratic Party

There was a time when the Republican Party was the anti-Democratic party. They opposed pretty much everything the Democrats stood for. But with their devotion to Trump and his unceasing attempts to unravel our democratic institutions, the GOP has become the anti-democratic party. Small “d.” But don’t take my word for it. Here’s what outcast Republican Liz Cheney said recently about two election deniers who are running for governor in swing states, Kari Lake of Arizona and Doug Mastriano of Pennsylvania.

Cheney warned voters to “do your part to make sure that people who believe in what the election deniers are saying, the people who would tear the republic down, don’t get power.” Lake she called “dangerous.” Both have made it clear that they would approve the fake elector scheme that Trump failed at in 2020 because certain Republican officials refused to break their oaths of office. Speaking of her resounding defeat in Wyoming, Cheney said, “I think it also tells you that large portions of our party, including the leadership of our party, both at the state level in Wyoming, as well as on a national level with the RNC, is very sick.”

But the most frightening thing about the Republican Party right now is what they are doing to undermine democracy at the local level. In short, they learned from their mistakes in 2020 and are putting in place all the pieces they will need next time around to overthrow a free and fair election. Instead of trying to explain all this here, let me instead point you to a short film that documents what is happening across the country without hardly anyone noticing. After you have viewed this, ask yourself if this is the sort of party you want to belong to. Here’s the link.