Myths about the founders and President Grant cannot restore legitimacy to a democracy in the wake of a second presidential impeachment and acquittal and facing competing demands to unify the country, rebuild the economy and address racial injustice.
The belief that America previously had a well-functioning democracy is an illusion. The riot by supporters of President Trump, aimed at preventing the counting of electoral votes, reveals a darker side of the history of American democracy.
He’s violating his oath to protect the Constitution, and every day that he’s allowed to remain in power, the threat to our democracy grows. There are constitutional provisions to remove such a person from power.