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David Pepper: "If you look closely the front line of the attack on democracy and core rights is at the state house level...one of the fundamental issues is that Americans don't get involved in state politics."

Only Beijing sycophants allowed: "Thousands of people in Hong Kong are facing court action for taking part in 2019’s mass protests, which grew out of opposition to a mainland extradition bill into wider calls for democracy."

@SecBlinken : The overwhelming majority of people across Africa prefer democracy to any other form of government. Even greater majorities oppose the authoritarian alternatives to democracy: more than 70% reject military rule and more than 80% reject one-man rule.

"It was a dereliction of duty with regard to what he should do to safeguard our democracy and the peaceful transition of power," fmr. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on fmr. President Trump's action during the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S Capitol.

One of the statues at National Archives building on Constitution Avenue: “Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Liberty." A warning of the ongoing threat to democracy posed by Trump's assault on our government institutions and the rule of law, and the need to pay attention and vote

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Profile | After #SalmanRushdie  emerged out of seclusion and moved to the U.S., he has not for once given up his fight against religious extremism of all types, and fight for freedom of expression, and dissent as is critical to democracy, and liberty.

“Our security issues with Iran will only be permanently resolved when Iran becomes a democracy. There's just no doubt in my mind. We have to develop strategies that help to achieve that outcome, & arms control could be one of them.” Q&A @McFaul  | @Stanford 

Democracy is worth fighting for. It is the best, fastest and most sustainable path to economic prosperity, writes Hakainde Hichilema

A U.S. House oversight committee report is warning that lies and misinformation around the 2020 presidential election present an "ongoing threat to representative democracy" and pose a grave physical danger to election officials.

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Free speech is essential to a functioning democracy. Do you believe Twitter rigorously adheres to this principle?

Our visit reiterates that America stands with Taiwan: a robust, vibrant democracy and our important partner in the Indo-Pacific.

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Our delegation’s visit to Taiwan honors America’s unwavering commitment to supporting Taiwan’s vibrant Democracy. Our discussions with Taiwan leadership reaffirm our support for our partner & promote our shared interests, including advancing a free & open Indo-Pacific region.

Praying during the holy night of Lailat al-Qadr for the safety and well-being of our Muslim brothers and sisters in India🤲🏼 IN 🕌Let's spread awareness to this shameful situation! What is happening to the human rights in the so-called largest democracy in the world? #BreakTheSilence 

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Given that Twitter serves as the de facto public town square, failing to adhere to free speech principles fundamentally undermines democracy. What should be done?

In 2016, when Trump won PA, MI, and WI by a handful of votes, the election system worked just great. Now that he's losing, it's a "fraud" and they're "stealing the election." This is how demagogues destroy faith in democracy and move us toward authoritarianism. Count every vote!

Proud of my friend @KingJames  for his fourth title, fourth Finals MVP, and for not only living up to the hype after seventeen seasons, but surpassing it as an extraordinary leader both on the court and in the public arena fighting for education, social justice, and our democracy.

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Joe knows this isn’t about him—it’s about us. Make your plan to vote right now. We’ve got to vote like our democracy depends on it. Because it does.

Peaceful protests are a hallmark of our democracy. Even if I don't always agree, I recognize the rights of people to express their views.

So much news today, but don't overlook the voting debacle happening right now in Georgia. This is a dire wakeup call for November - long lines, broken machines. It is a national outrage that undermines the legitimacy of our democracy.

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