This is not a fight to the death. This is a fight against death—the death of our democracy.

Even if Donald Trump leaves the White House in shame and dishonor prior to the 2020 election, Trumpism will still be with us. Even though Roy Moore was defeated last Tuesday, Mooreism will still be with us. The forces of political backwardness and brutality still have tremendous power. Those forces still need to be resisted.

The forces of good won a physical Civil War a century and a half ago. Now, the forces of good must win the new ideological Civil War against a conservative confederacy that does not want to make America great again, but remake America in its own dark image.

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D. R. Tucker is a Massachusetts-based journalist who has served as the weekend contributor for the Washington Monthly since May 2014. He has also written for the Huffington Post, the Washington Spectator, the Metrowest Daily News, investigative journalist Brad Friedman's Brad Blog and environmental journalist Peter Sinclair's Climate Crocks.