American Democracy Is About to Collapse

There shouldn’t be two sole major political parties in the United States. It enables an argument to sustain the Electoral College, it melds “in between” voters into a single mold.

Since the 1990s, this extremism has only led voters further and further to each side. Moderate Republicans voted for Donald Trump and moderate Democrats seem to be all that’s keeping the Democratic Party together. The sooner we let both sides go, the better off the U.S. will be and the higher the likelihood it will survive.

Let a Thousand Parties Bloom” is a 2019 Foreign Policy article arguing that the only way to prevent extremism is to abolish the two-party system, opt for a multi-party system, and let the pieces fall where they may.

Numerous outlets, including the , reported on a Donald Trump endorsement of Arizona acolyte who supported his false election claims. A recorded phone call revealed that Trump offered his “complete and total endorsement” to Kelli Ward, who has sparred with the state’s Republican governor, for another term as state party chairwoman. She’s been condemned by the business community and narrowly won re-election by a margin of 51.5% to 48.5%.

Recently, Trump has entertained the idea of creating a “MAGA Party” or a third political party. It’s easy to see this as a Republican Party split, but Democrats might want to be concerned too.

A third political party might will Republicans over and could potentially be Republicans’ path back into the spotlight, much like they were during George W. Bush’s presidency.

Since Bush’s election, Republicans have mainly played from behind. The only leverage they’ve been granted has been through voter suppression and a reliance on Electoral College swing states. Without those two items, the GOP never wins another national election in the United States again.

The Republican Party had a few tricks up their sleeves, whether it was Mitch McConnell’s vindictive performance as Majority Leader or strengthening control in the Supreme Court to help make Trump’s election fraud claims viable, the party had a plan and they executed it.

Following Mitt Romney’s loss to President Barack Obama in 2012, Republicans hit the drawing board once again. This time, they wanted to strengthen their outreach to members of minority communities. Whether this was done through rallying or calming down his outcries for Mexican terrorism (falsely), he mostly succeeded. Trump made gains in every demographic except for white men.

While 70–80% of Latino voters still chose President Joe Biden, Trump’s support among them still increased by around 4–7 percentage points. It seems that the GOP’s plan may have something to do with it.

Either way, with all of the damage that Donald Trump did as president: the blatant ignorance and lack of reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic, the real lack of any sort of pandemic plan or program, the countless hours and days spent golfing, incredible security given to the wealthy class and nothing given to middle class families. A lack of education and environment funding, or any other social programs, is not going to cut it in the U.S.

It doesn’t matter what you agree he did that was good for the country, what he didn’t do, did that was wrong, and that he bragged about is morally and unequivocally wrong. So many more could’ve survived another Republican presidency, but not Trump’s.

Democrats should be worried because a Trump political party being elected to the Presidency is just the next step. Donald Trump didn’t succeed because he’s an incompetent demagogue. Next time, the country may not be so lucky.

A submission to a “MAGA Party” is a submission to a threat to democracy. Think of terrorists storming the Capitol, only ten times worse.

This is serious and Democrats need to stop messing around or they’ll end up taking themselves down with the rest of the United States of America.

25, lives in Lansing. I write stuff about gadgets and video games.

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