This year, the U.S. is facing a far greater danger to our democracy than it did in World War II or at any other time, including the Civil War. Our involvement in World War II mostly took place in the European and Pacific theatres. The continental USA and its institutions were never effectively attacked. Likewise, during the Civil War, the South was never on the verge of defeating the North, and even if they had successfully seceded they wouldn’t have had the resources or will to do anything more than protect their rights to have slaves.
But today, everything our country has ever stood for is under attack, and it’s coming from within. The evidence is blatant, voluminous and available to anyone interested in facts. The re-election of Trump and his lackeys will do what World War II and the Civil War couldn’t: destroy our democracy.
However, this is what most South Dakotan voters apparently want. Surely they’re not naïve enough to anticipate any other result.