Former President Jimmy Carter warned the US is at “real danger of civil battle” as he spelled out his fears for the way forward for democracy in America in an op-ed for The New York Times.
“Our nice nation now teeters getting ready to a widening abyss,” Carter, 97, wrote in the essay revealed Wednesday on the eve of the primary anniversary of the lethal U.S. Capitol riot.
“With out quick motion, we’re at real danger of civil battle and dropping our valuable democracy,” he mentioned. “Individuals should put aside variations and work collectively earlier than it’s too late.”
The thirty ninth president recalled initially hoping the Donald Trump-incited Jan. 6 rebel “would shock the nation into addressing the poisonous polarization that threatens our democracy.”
“Nevertheless, one 12 months on, promoters of the lie that the election was stolen have taken over one political celebration and stoked mistrust in our electoral techniques,” he lamented.
What “we’ve got fought so arduous to realize globally — the best to free, truthful elections, unhindered by strongman politicians who search nothing greater than to develop their very own energy — has change into dangerously fragile at house,” Carter added.