Democracy has always been a rough and tumble experiment.
However, it's greatest challenge has materialized in the 21st century.
Trump versus the majority of Americans and our Constitution. I doubt if the founding fathers ever conceived the idea that a president would ever be so corrupt that he would put our national security at risk to stroke his ego and greed.
One of the biggest challenges to our upcoming elections is foreign bots on social media platforms. Our intelligence agencies all agree that misinformation attacks against political candidates are well underway.
Most recent example. Some internet troll claimed that the Odessa shooter was a Beto O'Rourke supporter and had his campaign sticker on his truck (note, the shooter was driving a gold car and stole a postal truck).
The claim was false.
But that didn't matter to Anthony Shaffer, a former Defense Intelligence Agency officer and a member of Trump's 2020 campaign advisory board, who promoted the false theory on Twitter, giving it more legs.
Oscar Villarreal, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety, told the Washington Post that there was no indication the shooter was an O'Rourke supporter.
By the time Twitter reacted and suspended the false account, millions of viewers had already seen it and the damage were done.
This example is just part of a mass disinformation campaign already being waged against Americans by the Russians, and other bad world players like China, Iran, and North Korea.
Here's a disturbing story about how NBC helped Russia 'Spread Racial Tensions in America' with viral videos.
Despite Trump's reluctance to talk about anything Russian related, including their being a threat to our electoral system, officials have warned him that they are an "Active Threat" to our 2020 elections.
All attempts to get election security legislation already passed by the House, to the senate floor, have been obstructed by Moscow Mitch the soulless majority leader in the Senate.
The bots are going to keep coming and they're going to be amplified by millions of clueless Americans who are tearing each other apart over lies and racial dog whistles promoted by our enemies.
As concerned as I am about computer hacking at the polling places, I'm even more concerned about the states of mind millions of Americans will have come next November.
Anything could happen.
Time for me to walk on down the road...