To save democracy, recommit to principles of the rule of law and human rights at home

protesters gathering outside the Capitol

To save democracy, recommit to principles of the rule of law and human rights at home

To save democracy, recommit to principles of the rule of law and human rights at home

January 12, 2021
The CT Mirror
By Kathryn Libal, Director of the Human Right Institute and Glenn Mitoma, Director of Dodd Impact

"The fascist riot at the U.S. Capitol is a fitting denouement of the Trump Presidency.  His incitement of thousands of white supremacists, conspiracy theorists, and others caught in the thrall of his cult of personality demonstrated once and for all that there is nothing he won’t do to cling to power – -and nothing some won’t do to keep him there.

Whether by the 25th Amendment, a second impeachment, or the inexorable approach of January 20, Trump’s presidency is ending.  But for the United States to recover from this near miss with a Trump dictatorship, we must commit to rebuilding our democracy on a foundation of accountability, truth-telling, and human rights."

 

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