How to restore American democracy: Part 1

  • We have an impeached president who did not go through the legal processes set up by the constitution.
  • This impeached president indicates continually he is not following the U.S. Constitutional playbook: praising dictators; breaking relations with democratic allies; calling for military parades; praising vigilantism; bribing foreign powers to interfere in our elections; attempting to buy Greenland, and many more.
  • We have rogue partisan loyalists emboldened by getting away with breaking the law when they changed the Constitution to an 8-justice court, and blocked the executive branch from exercising its constitutional right and duty, during the previous executive’s term.
  • We have partisan adjudicators looking the other way while armed vigilante militias block roads to hospitals, harassing and preventing doctors and nurses from getting to work to save lives during a deadly pandemic.
  • We have blatant calls by partisan loyalists to hinder the most basic institution of democracy: our vote. Even at the risk of human life.
  • We have partisans calling to strategically destroy the United States Postal Service, for the sole purpose of preventing us from voting by mail because if every citizen were able to vote easily, they believe they would lose the election.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident.”

Seven powerful words worth examining.


In the eyes of the founders, “We” meant everybody, all of the colonies. All the people. The founders were not like today’s partisans, satisfied with a simple majority. They knew the only way to win a war for freedom meant getting everyone on board.


To hold something is to carry it. When you give something to someone and say, “would you hold this for me?” we mean don’t put it down. We don’t mean allow it to be damaged. Or lost.


We’re holding not just any old truths. Truths determined not by government, governors, or other people.


The easiest ways is to find truth is to contrast it lies and use our internal guidance system to distinguish what is true. In every day, encountering news and information, in ways little and big, care enough to stop and ask your inner higher self questions like:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”

— Declaration of Independence, 1776



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Laurel Kashinn

Laurel Kashinn


Laurel Kashinn is a Certified Ghostwriter, Professional Résumé Writer, doTERRA Wellness Advocate, and Orthodox Christian living and writing in Milwaukee, Wisc.