If we return to politics as usual, then we implicitly accept and normalize Donald Trump’s behavior and campaign tactics. Politics as usual means Trump’s lies, threats, and demagoguery have worked. Is this the precedent we want to set? If the United States survived eight years of Republican obstruction, it can survive four years of democratic resistance. The small “d” is intentional. The issue is not partisan. The issue is the future well-being of American democracy.