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US slips deeper, deeper into fascist form of government

Published: Thu, February 27, 2014 @ 12:00 a.m.

US slips deeper, deeper into fascist form of government

How can the U.S. be consid- ered a democracy — a democratic republic — if the individuals elected to represent the masses overwhelmingly are in the 1 percent in wealth status? The majority of both the House and Senate are categorized as millionaires. The masses are not represented by their peers.

Unless one sells himself or herself to moneyed interests, one has no chance of even thinking about making a run for office. The moneyed class will not in most cases grant access for candidates outside of the Democratic/Republican dynamic, labeling them the “lunatic fringe.” Running for a congressional position that pays $175,000 plus perks, a candidate spends millions of dollars in most cases — leaving the honest and incorruptible behind almost inevitably.

Pundits in the U.S. scoffed at the Soviet Union when their elections resulted in the return of incumbents 95-98 percent of the time. In the U.S., incumbents are returned to their seats in the middle to upper 90 percentile. They’re more likely to retire or refrain from — public service — than to be voted out by their “constituents.”

In Benito Mussolini’s Italy, the initiation of fascism was overt. The Parliament was dissolved, and corporate leaders were put in their place to conduct everyday governance. “Fascism should rightly be called Corporatism as it is the merger of corporate and government power,” Mussolini said. In the U.S, the fascism is covert with members of Congress, presidential administrations, military leaders and others traveling through the revolving door between “public service” and high positions in the corporate sphere.

Quoting Gerald Celente: “State controlled capitalism is called fascism.” Any realistic analysis of the economic/political establishment of the U.S. would result, unfortunately, in the conclusion that the U.S. has indeed slipped into fascism in the last 35 or so years.

John E. Malley, Youngstown


1redeye1(5064 comments)posted 1 year, 4 months ago

@John When you have a voting populace who are only voting for people who will give them all the freebies they want, this is what happens. The more I look around, the more I see stupid people who don't have any idea on what's really going on. When you have certain people(demoncrats) always complaining about the 1% , but they too belong to this 1% .It's really time to vote out all incumbents, and set limits on how much they can earn while in office.. Secondly it's also time to limit how much someone can spend to get elected to an office,. This would make it so PAC groups couldn't influence the out come of an election

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2jojuggie(1607 comments)posted 1 year, 4 months ago

Why don't you explain why they are lunatics?

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3jojuggie(1607 comments)posted 1 year, 4 months ago

The First Amendment has three parts to it: the protection of religious freedom, the protection of speech and press, and the protection of the people’s right to assembly and petition. In all three categories, the Obama administration’s record is outrageous: it has forced the religious to finance free contraceptives, treated some journalists as potential criminals, and sought to undermine political speech and action through “campaign finance reform” and IRS harassment.

Conforming to the Obama administration’s pattern of disregarding the First Amendment in total is this month’s news: a Federal Communications Commission plan, now thwarted, to gather information on newsroom practices.

Obama’s appointees thought it a worthy potential project for the federal government to probe journalists on how they decide what constitutes news. A plan that involved peppering editors and reporters with questions about the “philosophy” of their outlets sounds like a scheme Anita Dunn and David Axelrod might have dreamed up in the euphoria of Obama’s 2008 victory. The proposed name of the plan, “the Multi-Market Study of Critical Information Needs,” gives off the perfect Big Government chill.

Backlash has caused the FCC to ditch the plan

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4jojuggie(1607 comments)posted 1 year, 4 months ago

I get a chuckle whenever I see Repubics4therich. A more realistic monicker would be Dems4bigspenders, bcause by the time Obama leaves office, he will have added 10T (that's TRILLION) to our national debt that's more than all of the other presidents put together.

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5jojuggie(1607 comments)posted 1 year, 4 months ago

Turley is a Democrat:

Constitutional law professor Jonathan Turley issued a dire warning Thursday about the growth of executive power under President Obama, saying if left unchecked the U.S. president could "effectively become a government unto himself."

"It didn't begin with President Obama, but it certainly accelerated under President Obama ...and we are at a point that I consider quite dangerous," Turley told Fox News.

The George Washington University Law School professor spoke with Fox News a day after testifying before the House Judiciary Committee on the same topic. During the hearing, he warned that the nation is at a "constitutional tipping point" as the White House concentrates more and more power.

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