Carter Warns America that It ‘Teeters on the Brink of a Widening Abyss’ In A Stark Op-Ed Ahead of January 6


Former President Jimmy Carter warned Wednesday that democracy is being threatened all through the nation, alerted that “our incredible country now wavers near the very edge of a widening chasm.”

Carter, writing in a New York Times op-ed published just before the commemoration of the January 6 uprising, charged that “without immediate activity, we are at real danger of common clash and losing our valuable democracy.”

Americans,” the 97-year-old former President said, “should save contrasts and work together before it is past the point of no return.”


A year prior, the Democrat had joined the three other living former Presidents – – Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton – – in ridiculing the violent rioters who stormed the Capitol as Congress met to guarantee the consequences of the 2020 presidential political race for President Joe Biden.

On Wednesday, Carter wrote that “advertisers of the falsehood that the political race was taken host assumed control more than one political gathering and stoked doubt in our electoral systems.”

Carter said he had hope that the destructive assault on the Capitol “would stun the country into tending to the poisonous polarization that undermines our democracy.

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Yet, government officials, he said, “have leveraged the doubt they have created to order laws that empower hardliner assemblies to mediate in political race cycles” and “try to win using any and all means, and numerous Americans are being persuaded to think and act likewise, taking steps to implode the underpinnings of our security and democracy with stunning speed.”

“I now dread that what we have contended energetically to accomplish internationally – – the option to free, reasonable races, unhindered by strongman legislators who look for just to grow their own power – – has become hazardously delicate at home,” said Carter, who in his post-administration started the Carter Center, a not-for-profit that screens free races all over the planet.

The former President offered five focuses to get races in the United States: American residents should settle on sacred standards and regard each other in spite of political contrasts; the nation should push for political decision changes to guarantee admittance to and trust in races; the nation should oppose polarization; the nation should dismiss savagery in legislative issues; and ultimately, disinformation should be addressed.


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