James Madison said representatives should be able to "withstand the temporary delusion" to "give time and opportunity for more cool and sedate reflection."
Instead of being presidential and congratulating the millions of women's marchers for their peaceful protests, Donald Trump wondered why they were protesting since we just had an election. He seems to expect all dissent to stop now that he's president.
What Republicans really want is an end to dissent, to not only delegitimize critics but to actually prevent them from speaking.
The trend to label ordinary American activists as domestic terrorists is alarming, bringing to new reasons to revisit the PATRIOT act.
Harsh attacks by liberals on liberals who disagreed with the President's Social Security proposal seem aimed at stifling democratic dissent
I have my own dreams of a perfect world.
I share your frustration with the political process, and I suspect it could be argued much more personally than some who enjoy the privilege of not being a minority class – after all, as a woman, I’ve seen my personal freedoms immediately decreased under the Tea Party House. And in states around the country, every day they come for another freedom — they have women being arrested for suspected abortions when they miscarry. It’s terrifying.