Last week was the anniversary of the violent insurrection at the United States Capitol by right-wing activists attempting to stop the certification of presidential election results. The attack included ransacking congressional offices, theft of official computers, and vandalism including smearing their own feces on walls.

Our democracy is so imperiled that Civil War historian David Blight recently wrote “Trump has birthed a dangerous new ‘Lost Cause’ myth” to describe the claims Trump lost the 2020 election due to voter fraud.

JC Dufresne is a liberal activist and current member of the State Democratic Executive Committee, representing Senate District 25.

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