Ocasio-Cortez Says Democracy Is About to Die

Ocasio-Cortez Says Democracy Is About to Die

(UnitedVoice.com) – Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is known as that person in the movies who runs around screeching the world is going to end when it’s sprinkling outside. She seems to operate on one mode: hysterical. She demonstrated that again during a recent interview.

In an interview published in the New Yorker on Valentine’s Day, AOC claimed there’s a “very real risk” America will cease to be democracy in 10 years and it’ll “return to Jim Crow.” The congresswoman went on to claim Texas is trying to pass “Jim Crow-style disenfranchisement laws.” She mentioned the fact that Florida passed a Constitutional amendment restoring voting rights for felons but then the legislature allegedly undermined the law and replaced it with “poll taxes and intimidation at the polls.”

AOC’s comments mirror something President Joe Biden said last year. He also claimed election security laws are akin to Jim Crow. If that were true, people of color would not be voting at all. Clearly, that isn’t happening. It’s just more hysterics coming from the congresswoman and the president.

Ironically, AOC doesn’t seem to understand the US is already not a democracy. While it’s often described as one, America is a Constitutional federal republic. That’s because it’s governed by the Constitution, both the national government and states governments and the American people elect representatives to pass laws they want, making it a republic.

How do you feel about what AOC said? Do you think she’s making hysterical statements that aren’t rooted in reality?

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