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A DEMOCRACY IN PERIL....7/24/23

They did it - they went there.


Israel just passed a controversial law that significantly erodes the judiciary by limiting the Supreme Court’s ability to strike down unconstitutional laws passed by the right wing coalition formed by Benjamin Netanyahu in 2022. He made a deal with the hardliners in an effort to win back his seat as Prime Minister.


The Knesset is made of 4 warring factions - the religious nationalists, the ultra-Orthodox Jews, the secular Jews and the Arabs with the first 2 in power.


Thousands of soldiers have threatened to quit the military if the initiative passed, so now we’re likely to see a mass exodus of highly trained fighters from the armed forces, which could threaten the region’s security.


This is the first step in the melting down of a democracy and the United States is not immune.


But there’s a glimmer of hope. So far our judiciary has held strong even as our own Supreme Court has tilted heavily to the right.


Donald Trump lost over 60 lawsuits challenging the results of the 2020 election, he has now been indicted twice with 2 more indictments likely on the way, over a thousand Jan. 6 rioters have been arrested, many of Trump’s lieutenants are facing jail time, and all 16 of the fake electors have had warrants served.


So far, so good....



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