Harris: “If we do not defend it, democracy simply will not stand”

Vice President Harris warns of the fragility of democracy.

1 min read
Vice President Kamala Harris speaks from Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2022.

During a joint address on the one-year anniversary of the Capitol riot, Vice President Kamala Harris warned of the fragility of democracy, saying, “if we are not vigilant, if we don’t defend it, democracy simply won’t last.”

Vice President Harris explained that  American democracy’s strength is the “rule of law,” “the principle that everyone should be treated equally” and “free and fair elections.”

Other Notable Comments by VP Harris

  • “On January 6, we all saw what our nation would look like if the forces who seek to dismantle our democracy are successful, the lawlessness, the violence, the chaos.”
  • “January 6th reflects the dual nature of democracy, its fragility and its strength. You see, the strength of democracy is the rule of law … The strength of democracy is that it empowers the people.”
  • “And the fragility of democracy is this. That if we are not vigilant, if we do not defend it, democracy simply will not stand. It will falter and fail.”

VP Harris also urged for the expansion of voting rights,

“We must pass the voting rights bills that are now before the Senate. We cannot sit on the sidelines; we must unite in defense of our democracy.”

The MinorityEye is a news and information aggregator that curates the voices, thoughts and perspectives of minority writers, bloggers, authors, reporters, columnists, pundits, consultants and thought leaders as well as those who write about minorities and issues that impact people and communities of color.

Previous Story

Civil Rights Groups Challenge South Carolina’s New Redistricting Map

Next Story

Council Elects New Leadership for New Year

Latest from Top Story