Mark Medish, President of The Messina Group, co-authored an op-ed for The Boston Globe about the need to protect our election from a president and an attorney general who see the presidency and its powers as “illimitable”. Gary Hart, Joel McCleary, Timothy E. Wirth, and Medish outline three lines of defense against threats to a free and fair election: Congress, the states, and the courts.
“Our Constitution, established by ‘We the people,’ enshrines a core principle: the right of the people to choose and affirm by periodic free and fair election those who hold power on their behalf. This is what Lincoln so memorably described as a ‘government of the people, by the people, and for the people.’ On this principle was built the very foundation of our Republic. It is the most important of our civil liberties that our government is not chosen by crown or religion, but by the people.”