One-Liner Wednesday — America’s Fragile Democracy

“Cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government.”

President George Washington, in his celebrated 1796 Farewell Address, cautioned that the American democracy was fragile. How prescient was he to have, 220 years earlier, envisioned Donald Trump and his enablers in the Republican Party?

Written for Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt.

13 thoughts on “One-Liner Wednesday — America’s Fragile Democracy

  1. bushboy June 8, 2022 / 6:15 am

    I saw a comment today that the book Lord of the Flies is an analogy of the US today

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    • Fandango June 8, 2022 / 2:51 pm

      It’s been literally decades since I read that book, so I’d need to refresh myself before commenting further.

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      • bushboy June 8, 2022 / 3:15 pm

        Probably more applicable to England. Private school boys on an island, all is good until they turn on one another and their world descends into chaos

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  2. Mister Bump UK June 8, 2022 / 6:40 am

    … but you have to have an electorate which is sophisticated enough to spot that. It’s almost a given that power attracts the wrong people.

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  3. Marilyn Armstrong June 9, 2022 / 5:30 pm

    Washington has a rough time as President. Just because we won the revolution didn’t mean they didn’t attack him in the press, float ugly rumors about him and just make him absolutely miserable. He KNEW what he was talking about. All he wanted by the end of his second term was to go home and be left alone on his farm.

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    • Fandango June 9, 2022 / 6:27 pm

      Too bad Trump won’t do that.


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