There are two ways we could lose our freedoms. Your article provokes a good deal of thought about how this might arise out of an overabundance of security concerns.

The other threat comes from the prospect of an authoritarian president whether this be done through “an iron fist” or a “gentle reminder.” The forces that swept Trump to power still exist in American democracy, and the powers he misused as President still remain to be abused by a reincarnation of him. There is a need to fully investigate what happened on January 6, which is why impeachment should be done methodically. There is also a need to pressure Congress to curb the powers it has ceded to the executive branch over centuries, but especially over the last several decades, so that a clearer line is drawn regarding presidential limits and what Congress’s rights to investigate them are. The Pledge to Safeguard the Constitution [] petitions Congress to restrict presidential power in very targeted but critical areas which pose a threat to our democratic institutions.

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