How to Fight an Autocracy

Below I quote from David Frum’s, How to Build an Autocracy in The Atlantic.

Those citizens who fantasize about defying tyranny from within fortified compounds have never understood how liberty is actually threatened in a modern bureaucratic state: not by diktat and violence, but by the slow, demoralizing process of corruption and deceit.

And the way that liberty must be defended is not with amateur firearms, but with an unwearying insistence upon the honesty, integrity, and professionalism of American institutions and those who lead them.

We are living through the most dangerous challenge to the free government of the United States that anyone alive has encountered.

What happens next is up to you and me. Don’t be afraid. This moment of danger can also be your finest hour as a citizen and an American.

 

6 thoughts on “How to Fight an Autocracy

  1. Short and get’s right to the point.  Thanks,  Judy

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  2. “And the way that liberty must be defended is not with amateur firearms, but with an unwearying insistence upon the honesty, integrity, and professionalism of American institutions and those who lead them.” I love this, Tom. And we must also remember to lead by example: We can’t demand honesty, integrity, fairness, or anything else unless we exhibit those traits ourselves.

  3. I listened to the entire piece you referenced and it’s incredibly informative of what’s really at stake for our country with the Trump presidency. It really explains why things are happening they way they are. And let’s me know that making phone calls as suggested by several major activists really is helpful. Thanks

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