Democracy Dies in Darkness.
From R-I, the percentages of respondents who say they are either “not very confident” or “not at all confident” about elections in the US being “accurate and legitimate”:
Credit where credit is due!
The contemporary US is an empire. It is not a republic and it is certainly not a nation:
United by descent? Nope.
United by history? Nope.
United by culture? Nope.
United by language? Nope.
Empires fall. Nations emerge from the rubble. The question is not of “if” but of “when” and of “how” the American empire will collapse. Amicably and orderly, one hopes, though that becomes less and less likely by the day.