Yes, Annie! ““Democracy depends on understanding the connection.” ” -SAVING OUR DEMOCRACY, PART 2 — annieasksyou…

A friend who’s not all that interested in politics asked me the other day why, if President Biden ran on bipartisanship, everything he’s proposing is now being rejected by the Republicans. I responded that the American Rescue Plan, which will soon pass the Senate and be signed into law, has nationwide bipartisan support: 75% of the public support it, including 60% of Republicans. But the Republicans in both chambers have not been willing to legislate for some time. Thomas L. Friedman, a New York Times opinion columnist who I find generally hews toward the middle politically, minced no words in a recent essay titled: ”What Trump, San Francisco and the Deer in My Backyard Have in Common.” The subtitle was “Democracy depends on understanding the connection.” (emphases mine throughout)

SAVING OUR DEMOCRACY, PART 2 — annieasksyou…

12 thoughts on “Yes, Annie! ““Democracy depends on understanding the connection.” ” -SAVING OUR DEMOCRACY, PART 2 — annieasksyou…

    1. Exactly, Denise, thank you for saying it!
      So, how do we help folks understand that thinking about other people’s safety also helps ensure that they can use their rights?
      Stay safe!
      -Shira

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