State of Democracy in the United States: 2022

I. Preamble
II. American democracy in chronic ills
1. American democracy in further decline
2. Political polarization intensified by partisan fights
3. Money politics surged
4. “Freedom of speech” in name only
5. The judicial system blind to public opinion
6. Americans increasingly disillusioned with American democracy
III.  The United States’ imposition of “democracy” has caused chaos around the world
1. Foreign policy held hostage by political polarization
2. Inciting confrontation and conflict in the name of democracy
3. Doubling down on unilateral sanctions
4. Undermining democracy in international relations
5. Foisting a trumped-up narrative of “democracy versus authoritarianism”
IV. Conclusion