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A Checked and Balanced Future America


America is blessed with resources, wealth, economic power, military strength, freedom, civil rights, and liberties. This great nation, where people from round the world arrive to fulfill the American Dream, has however, been obscuring the vision its founders established for future generations. America, facing manipulation of fear and fixation to privilege, is relying on viable checks and balances to sustain democracy.

This upcoming midterm election holds the keys to America’s future. Will America stand clear of confusing political doubletalk to uphold its democratic principles? Will people vote for equality, or will they vote for privilege? In the midst of a #MeToo movement that seeks to punish sexual abusers, many powerful men elect to overlook outcries or protests against inequality. Whether the majority of people can vote for true equality or hold on to their own interest or privilege is crucial to America’s future directions. That is why the midterm election is historically significant: “This election is not about policy or partisanship; it’s about the principles of democracy.”

Will the American republic remain a nation of the people, by the people and for the people? Will authoritarian populism prevail and become the new normal? This midterm election will show.

One would hope that democracy does not die from the rise of a demagogue. One would hope to elect wisely and stop the privileged from appointing and controlling the institutions and political parties that should otherwise resist authoritarian-style politics. Checks and balances should not become abstract theories or be sacrificed in practice. To give authoritarian brand of politics a stamp of approval is to disregard the downfall of a falling democracy.

History has taught the world this much: One cannot just roll the dice during this midterm election and hope for a rectified society. Take a look at how ailing democracies died in Turkey and Hungary. When democratic principles are at risk, when the core tenet of democracy needs to be re-established -- citizens ought to be able to observe facts versus opinions and make informed choices to allow for a revival of a democracy.

Orwellian doublespeak and spineless kowtowing ought to be corrected; checks and balances ought to be exercised. Policies may divide the country; democratic principles must unite the nation. Redirect. Steer clear. Elect for checks and balances to take place.

通过检查和平衡来重建美国的未来

美国拥有丰富的资源,财富,经济实力,军事实力,自由,以及公民平等之权利。然而,这个伟大的国家,以往吸引世界各地的人们来实现美国梦,至今却掩盖了其创始人为子孙后代建立的愿景。面对政治家运用人们恐惧心理和对特权不舍放弃的固执态度来操纵国家政治之时,美国必须依靠可行的制衡来维持其民主制度。

即将到来的11月中期选举是决定美国未来的关键。美国是否得以避免混淆之政治双重论谈,从而维护其民主原则?人们会投票支持平等,还是会投票支持特权?旨在惩罚性虐待者的#MeToo运动进行当时,许多有权势的人仍然选择忽视人们针对不平等待遇的抗议或不满。人们是否可以投票支持真正的平等,或坚持维护自己的利益或特权,这对美国未来的发展方向至关重要。这就是中期选举具有历史意义的原因:“这次选举不是关于政策或党派关系;而是关于民主的原则。“

美利坚合众国是否仍然是属于人民,由人民建造和为人民创立的国家?专制的民粹主义会占上风并成为新常态吗?这次中期选举将显示真相。

人们当希望民主不会因煽动者的崛起而死去。人们当希望明智地选举并阻止特权阶级来任命和控制本应抵制专制政治的政权单位和政党人士。制衡不应成为抽象的理论,也不应在政治实践中变成牺牲品。赋予专制政治品牌一个批准的标志即是无视民主的灭亡和国家的崩垮。

历史向世人传授了值得学习的教训:在这次中期选举中,人们不能只是掷骰子,从而希望有一个整顿健全的社会。看看历史上丧失民主的国家,如土耳其和匈牙利。当民主原则面临风险时,人们需要重建民主的核心原则 - 公民应该能够观察事实与意见,并做出明智的选择,以便恢复民主。

奥威尔式混肴人心的论谈和一味谄媚磕头于专制者都将严重伤害国家民主,应该得到纠正;应该行使制衡机制。政策可能会划分国家;民主原则将必须团结国人。让我们重新制定国家方向。回转到安全美好的民主建国道路。选择进行制衡。

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