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What Happened in Myanmar Can (and Did) Happen in the US

For nearly three hundred years, the American democracy has been a shining light in a world in which dictators and autocrats still rule.

As we all know, on January 6th, there was an attempted coup to overturn our democracy. Thankfully, it was stopped before any real damage could be done.

In Myanmar, there was also a revolt by the military after an election. But this revolt was a success. The leaders of the democratically elected government have been imprisoned. General Min Aung Hlaing is, for all intents and purposes, in charge.

I don’t know about anyone else, but this is another reminder that a democratic government does not exist on thin air. It requires that both lawmakers and citizens fully participate. Only then will it last for generations, if not centuries.

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