Tyranny of the Minority

Historian Timothy Snyder got it exactly right in his commentary on the political situation we face today “when the less popular of the two parties controls every lever of power at the federal level, as well as the majority of the statehouses.”

In such circumstances, he wrote, “The party that exercises such control proposes few policies that are popular with the society at large, and several that are generally unpopular — and thus must either fear democracy or weaken it.”

Snyder’s worrying conclusion helps put in context two disparate news streams — Trump’s “Election Integrity” commission and the Republican efforts to pass new health care legislation.

via Tyranny of the Minority – LA Progressive

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