The Argument Of Alan Dershowitz Is Dangerous For American Democracy

Every authoritarian or dictator believes that they are acting in the national interest

In 2016, the Democracy Index, which is a democracy ranking run by the Economist Intelligence Unit, downgraded the US from a “full democracy” to a “flawed democracy”. When words like this are pronounced on the floor of the country’s highest legislative body, there is no wondering why. What Dershowitz stated is what Vladimir Putin believes, what Nicolas Maduro believes, and what Kim Jung-Un, the former “rocket man” turned buddy, believes as well.

This is how a Republic dies

The Founding Fathers of the United States were all men educated in the classics and studied history in order to learn from past wrong-doings. They tried to set up a Constitution that would be able to withstand the pressures of mob-rule, but also the rise of corrupt, power-hungry individuals. One of their main inspirations was what happened in ancient Rome, when the Roman Republic, a state that withstood the test of time for 500 years, slowly unraveled and finally collapsed in the last 100 years of its existence.

  1. When those in power start going around the norms, you could be headed for a slippery slope.
  2. The people are easily fooled.

This has now become beyond Republican versus Democrat, the future of the country itself is at stake

This has now become an issue beyond Republicans and Democrats. The future of the United States of America as a republic and a democracy is at stake. When Richard Nixon stated that a President cannot commit a crime, he was laughed out of the room, and both parties united in their resolve to kick him out of office.

Countries have been destroyed by the ambitions of a few

The ancient Roman satirist Juvenal noticed that countries have been destroyed by the ambitions of a few, ones whose thirst for glory and a title were paramount:

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