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コーリーロビン, ブルックリン大学とニューヨーク市立大学大学院センターの政治学教授, contributed an opinion column for Politico titledRepublicans Are Moving Rapidly to Cement Minority Rule. Blame the Constitution.As the title implied, Robin suggested the Republican Party as well as the U.S. Constitution are preventing thenational majorityfrom acting.

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A portion of the first page of the United States Constitution. (National Archives via AP)

A portion of the first page of the United States Constitution. (National Archives via AP) (AP)

Driving the initiatives of the Republicans and the inertia of the Democrats are two forces. The first is the right’s project, decades in the making, to legally limit the scope and reach of democracy. The second is the Constitution, which makes it difficult for the national majority to act and easy for local minorities to rule. What happened on Jan. 6 is far less significant than what happened before Jan. 6 — and what has and has not happened since then,” Robin wrote.

While the Republican Party is targeted by Robin asa novel threat to American democracy,” Robin concludes that the political party is using the barriers imposed by the Constitution.

Democracy is not just the enemy of the Republican Party. It is also the enemy of the Constitution,” Robin wrote. “Americans associate the Constitution with popular liberties such as due process and freedom of speech. They overlook its architecture of state power, which erects formidable barriers to equal representation and majority rule in all three branches of government. The Republicans are not struggling to overturn a long and storied history of democratic rules and norms. They’re walking through an open door.

我ら. Capitol Police hold protesters at gunpoint near the House Chamber inside the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, 1月. 6, 2021, ワシントンで. (AP写真/アンドリュー・ハーニック)

我ら. Capitol Police hold protesters at gunpoint near the House Chamber inside the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, 1月. 6, 2021, ワシントンで. (AP写真/アンドリュー・ハーニック) (AP)

Robin continued to criticize constitutional staples, including the Electoral College and the U.S. 上院, for ignoring the national majority in favor of the minority vote. At the end, he lamented that thisconstitutional steeplechase” です “a typical American story.

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If there is any solace to be gained from this sorry story, it is that it is a typical American story. We are not facing the importation or imposition of a new mode of rule. We need no labored analogies or showy theories to make sense of it. We are in the same constitutional steeplechase that generations past have had to hurdle across or hurl themselves through. Whether we are at the start, 真ん中, or end of that course is now, いつものように, an open question,” Corey concluded.

Politico Playbook previously covered the anniversary of the Jan. 6 Capitol riots by referring to the event as “アメリカの歴史の中で最も暗い日の1つ。” Within its daily report, the article also revealed Senate Democrats’ attempts to use the day to push for a vote on the stalled voting rights legislation.

Voting rights activists participate in a pre-march rally during a March On For Voting Rights event at McPherson Square Aug. 28, 2021, ワシントンで, D.C.

Voting rights activists participate in a pre-march rally during a March On For Voting Rights event at McPherson Square Aug. 28, 2021, ワシントンで, D.C. (アレックスウォン/ゲッティイメージズによる写真)

But Democrats are hoping that Thursday will be more than just a day of remembrance. In the Senate, we hear from well-positioned sources, there’s a desire to take the opportunity to supercharge the party’s long-stalled voting rights legislation — possibly even using the anniversary to try to get Sens. キルステンシネマ (D-アリゾナ。) とジョーマンチン (D-W.Va。) to go nuclear on the filibuster or embrace rules changes,” Politico wrote.

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