26 Quotes about Democracy and Government: For January 6, 2021

Woman holding flag with shield and eagle behind her
“Liberty and Independence,” 1816, needlework from the collections of The Henry Ford.

Like so many others, I am distraught over the insurrectionists who forced their way into the U.S. Capitol this afternoon: January 6, 2021. Today’s events clearly owe their lineage to a president (perhaps our first of this kind) who has never had faith in the American government, and has shared this lack of faith consistently, vehemently, and without remorse, with any American who will…