I am an engineer and when a system/machine is designed it is going trough rigorous testing. Basically engineers are trying to break it to determine weak components. And system is going through many stages of redesign, fixing weak and vulnerable parts. No machine, no system can be designed perfectly. None.
The nature of our universe does not allow it.
Same with any human creation, including societies. Nothing is fully predictable, nothing is perfect. In America Founding Fathers tried their best to design our Democracy. They were trying to anticipate possible problems and protect the Democracy. But, of course, they were just humans. With all the flows and imperfections.
They did not anticipate Trump.
And Trump subjected our democracy to a severe stress test, shaking the whole system to a breaking point, showing how vulnerable is our Democracy. Trump and his mob inflicted severe damage to the fabric to our democratic system.
Now it is time to go back to the drawing board. System need repairs, it has to be redesigned. It needs stronger protection from stresses like trumpism.
Will it be done? I don’t know. We may be over the breaking point. Trump (unwillingly) exposed all the weaknesses of American democratic system.
But his cult in Congress will not allow us to fix it. The future is uncertain, but it is up to “We the People” to build it.