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Sun Oct 27, 2019, 12:27 PM

Elijah Cummings: We are in a fight for the soul of our democracy [View all]

By Elijah E. Cummings

This op-ed is adapted from a foreword that Cummings wrote July 17 for the forthcoming book, “In Defense of Public Service: How 22 Million Government Workers Will Save Our Republic,” by Cedric L. Alexander.

As I pen these words, we are living through a time in our nation’s history when powerful forces are seeking to divide us one from another; when the legitimacy of our constitutional institutions is under attack; and when factually supported truth itself has come under relentless challenge.

I am among those who have not lost confidence in our ability to right the ship of American democratic life, but I also realize that we are in a fight — a fight for the soul of our democracy.

As an American of color, I have been able to receive an excellent public education, become an attorney, and serve my community and country in both the Maryland General Assembly and Congress because of one very important fact: Americans of conscience from every political vantage point took our Constitution seriously and fought for my right to be all that I could become.

This is the personal debt that I and so many others with my heritage owe to our democratic republic — to the 20-million-plus Americans who serve our republic and its values in our nation’s civil service.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/elijah-cummings-we-are-in-a-fight-for-the-soul-of-our-democracy/2019/10/26/cac744be-f4fd-11e9-a285-882a8e386a96_story.html?wpisrc=nl_rainbow&wpmm=1

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