There can be no question where America stands now. It stands on the precipice of something altogether different from what it once claimed to be: a republic.
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) filed a federal lawsuit (pdf) on Dec. 27 against Vice President Mike Pence in order to give Pence exclusive authority over the electoral votes that will be counted on Jan. 6.
This is a redress of grievance.
The headline isn’t meant to be a compliment; it’s meant to be a warning.
When the U.S. Constitution was first formed, it didn’t have the Bill of Rights trailing behind. It took some nudging from George Mason and other Anti-Federalists to get James Madison and the Federalists to add the 12 Amendments, which were eventually narrowed to 10.