A House of cards….

Nikki Broadwell
3 min readJan 7, 2022

It is only recently that I realized that our constitution is basically just a piece of paper with no meaning. It was written by men with ideals who expected that men with ideals would be running the country. Without a moral compass within the halls of our congress, it’s not worth the paper it was written on. It’s been a slow erosion to where we are, but Trump’s reign hurried it along. He would not abide with the unwritten laws about anything. To him, if it wasn’t a law no attention needed to be paid, from showing his tax returns to many other abuses. Even impeachment didn’t work to stop him. And now we’ve reached a point of no return. Subpoenas no longer work — all you have to do is ignore them.

“ The eight stages (of democracy) go from bondage to spiritual faith; from spiritual faith to great courage; from courage to liberty; from liberty to abundance; from abundance to complacency; from complacency to apathy; from apathy to dependence, and finally from dependence back to bondage. Life and our universe moves in cycles, and history is no different. So, in our Democratic form of a Republic, which stage do you suppose we are in?” ~Tyler~

So basically we are heading into a time of utter disregard for what has held our democracy together for 246 years. They say that democracies last around 200 to 250 years — well, here we are. What usually follows is an autocracy. Our wealth disparity is getting larger and larger. Power and money is being consolidated at the top. We have senators who don’t respect the constitution and have no respect for their fellow senators on the other side of the aisle. We have house and senate members who were involved in trying to undermine our election process. Nothing is being done to stop their despicable threats of other congressional members, other than twitter throwing MTG off. The lies about Biden’s win continue unabated, making people doubt the veracity of governmental elections. We have a justice department that seems loath to do much of anything to stop the abuses. And we have state legislatures who are making laws as fast as they can to prevent people from voting — you know who they’re targeting. And we have runaway partisanship that is preventing us from moving forward. No on voting rights? Does this give you confidence?

What do we do about all this? I have been swearing off reading the news. It’s too…

Nikki Broadwell

In my real life I’m a fantasy/mystery author. What I’ve written so far on Medium have been political opinion pieces. But that is changing!