Watergate reporter Bob Woodward calls current political climate a test for democracy

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  • marxist Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 17, 2017 10:31 a.m.

    A test for democracy? I'll say. We know now, as of this week, that the Trump family corresponded with Russia to spread the stolen Democratic Party documents through Wikileaks.

    Or as Mormons might say, the Constitution hangs by a thread.

  • marxist Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 17, 2017 10:22 a.m.

    @scrappy do "if we got back to the constitution and limited government we would not be in such a bad place"

    Like say, 1861? The Constitution allowed black slavery, so it's not so holy.

    Moreover, the Constitution also allows wage slavery, i.e. that most of population must survive by selling their labor power only, owning none of means of production except their own sweat.

    The Constitution is a vital document, but is corrupt too.

  • Utah Girl Chronicles Eagle Mountain, UT
    Nov. 17, 2017 10:12 a.m.

    The democratic institutions Trump and Bannon are so eager to destroy are the very same institutions that ultimately will send both of them to the glue factory.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Nov. 17, 2017 10:00 a.m.

    In the years since the 1970s have not changed our politicians much. In that time, we went from Senator Moss to Senator Hatch.

    This President didn’t get very many votes in Utah, a red state.

    People are to search out good politicians and not just accept those that may be willing that have money, power and influence.

    Utah Representatives and Senators should be more attuned to the processes in our of good citizens in the State and Nationally.

    We have been cautioned “We have learned by sad experience that it is the nature and disposition of almost all men, as soon as they get a little authority, as they suppose, they will immediately begin to exercise unrighteous dominion.”

    May are Senators and Representatives do the right thing.

    “We believe that governments were instituted of God for the benefit of man; and that he holds men accountable for their acts in relation to them, both in making laws and administering them, for the good and safety of society.”

    Bob Wood sends his same message since the 1970s that “Democracy Dies in Darkness”.

  • Lolly Lehi, UT
    Nov. 17, 2017 8:49 a.m.

    Well written article.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Nov. 17, 2017 8:30 a.m.

    Stupidity rules in America.

  • Thinkin\' Man Rexburg, ID
    Nov. 17, 2017 7:20 a.m.

    The way I see it, much of the divisiveness today is caused the intolerance by many on the left for ideas that disagree with their own. While the same is true for some on the far right, the violence and angry rhetoric today is largely from the left.

    We each must grow to the point that we can recognize the validity of opposing views and live with them.

  • scrappy do DRAPER, UT
    Nov. 17, 2017 6:31 a.m.

    Democracy will survive

    But it’s gonna be a bare knuckle fight democracy.. read your history books.. Congress is actually more civilized these days... the problem with our democracy is that we have elected too many incompetent fools who have a built a bureaucracy filled with more incompetent fools.. if we got back to the constitution and limited government we would not be in such a bad place

    Nov. 17, 2017 1:13 a.m.

    As a registered democrat I am not surprised. We have two parties that are polar opposite, should we be surprised? Our country has been divided before, and will be again after this passes.