Vox Says U.S. Is Not ‘A Functioning Democracy,’ Points To Protests, Riots

Liberals have not been shy in painting America as a country on the ropes and in need of Joe Biden to turn it around.

After initially praising the protests, riots, and violent demonstrations across the country, Democrat lawmakers and public officials have pivoted to blaming the violence on President Trump and calling for voters to remove him from office.

Leftist news site Vox even went as far as to say the violent demonstrations and looting in Kenosha point to America as a “decrepit democracy.”

“If looting and rioting have no place in a well-functioning democracy, then perhaps it’s time to consider that these are signs that Americans are not, in fact, in a functioning democracy,” the outlet tweeted.

Vox continued: “If looting and rioting have no place in a well-functioning democracy, then perhaps we should pause to consider that these are signs that Americans are not, in fact, in a functioning democracy.”

The report adds:

In the executive branch, the recommendations from President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing failed to be implemented nationwide. In the judicial branch, legal precedent still protects officers from the consequences of deadly force with qualified immunity. In the legislative branch, this summer’s police reform bills have stalled out. The institutional stalemate persists at the local level even in the bluest of districts like in New York City or Minneapolis, where police brutality persists, despite years of activism and electoral support for reform candidates.

In declining to reconcile the failure of America’s democratic institutions and in their strong denouncements of riots as political protest, elected officials like Trump and Biden avoid the truth — there is no more effective force for stopping riots than making a serious effort to stop police from killing Black people.