American fascism: by political definition the US is now fascist, not a constitutional republic


   We hold these Truths to be self-evident…

Look
in any textbook or encyclopedia and compare US policy (not rhetoric) to
the definitions of fascism and constitutional republic. I’ll explain it
here, but check my work. If at the end of your consideration, you agree
that the United States of America is now a fascist state,
please speak-up about it. Also, consider the policy requests at the end
of the article.

Please read this article like a prima facie
legal argument; that means unless you can refute the facts, they stand
as our best understanding of the issue. Here, if you can’t refute the
evidence that the US is now a fascist state, then accept this as your
best understanding. As time passes, if evidence is brought forward to
further the case for fascism or refute it, your comprehensive
understanding improves. Here we go:
 
Definitions:
The
definition of “fascism” has some academic variance, but is essentially
collusion among corporatocracy, authoritarian government, and
controlled media and education. This “leadership” is only possible with
a nationalistic public accepting policies of war, empire, and limited
civil and political rights.
 
“Constitutional
republic” is a political philosophy of limited government, separated
powers with checks and balances to ensure the federal government’s
power stays limited within the Constitution, protected civil liberties,
and elected representatives responsible to the people who retain the
most political power. In the US we also embrace inalienable rights of the Declaration of Independence, and creative independence to cooperatively compete for our nation’s best ideas to move forward and be rewarded.
 
History:
The
United States was structured as a constitutional republic. Before we
consider the US present condition, let us contextualize our concern
from the nation’s Founders’ grave admonishments and doubts as to
Americans’ ability to retain it. If you honor America at all, give
their most serious warnings your full attention for the next 1,000
words spanning from Ben Franklin to Abraham Lincoln.
 
On
September 18, 1787, just after signing the US Constitution, Benjamin
Franklin met with members of the press. He was asked what kind of
government America would have. Franklin: “A republic, if you can keep
it.” In his speech to the Constitutional Convention, Franklin
admonished: “This [U.S. Constitution] is likely to be administered for a course of years and then end in despotism… when the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic government, being incapable of any other.” The Quotable Founding Fathers, pg. 39
 
“The
right of a nation to kill a tyrant, in cases of necessity, can no more
be doubted, than to hang a robber, or kill a flea. But killing one
tyrant only makes way for worse, unless the people have sense, spirit
and honesty enough to establish and support a constitution guarded at
all points against the tyranny of the one, the few, and the many. Let
it be the study, therefore, of lawgivers and philosophers, to enlighten
the people’s understandings and improve their morals, by good and
general education; to enable them to comprehend the scheme of
government, and to know upon what points their liberties depend; to
dissipate those vulgar prejudices and popular superstitions that oppose
themselves to good government; and to teach them that obedience to the
laws is as indispensable in them as in lords and kings.” – John Adams, A Defence of the Constitutions of Government (1787), Ch. 18.
 
“A
mere demarcation on parchment of the constitutional limits (of
government) is not a sufficient guard against those encroachments which
lead to a tyrannical concentration of all the powers of government in
the same hands.” – James Madison, Federalist Paper #48, 1788.
 
“Of
all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be
dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War
is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes; and
armies, and debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the
many under the domination of the few. In war, too, the discretionary
power of the Executive is extended; its influence in dealing out
offices, honors, and emoluments is multiplied; and all the means of
seducing the minds, are added to those of subduing the force, of the
people. The same malignant aspect in republicanism may be traced in the
inequality of fortunes, and the opportunities of fraud, growing out of
a state of war, and in the degeneracy of manners and of morals
engendered by both. No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst
of continual warfare.” – James Madison, "Political Observations" (179504-20); also in Letters and Other Writings of James Madison (1865), Vol. IV, p. 491.
 
“It
is jealousy and not confidence which prescribes limited constitutions,
to bind down those whom we are obliged to trust with power… Our
Constitution has accordingly fixed the limits to which, and no further,
our confidence may go… In questions of power, then, let no more be
heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the
chains of the Constitution.”
 – Thomas Jefferson, Draft Kentucky Resolution (1798. ME 17:388)
 
“A
popular Government without popular information, or the means of
acquiring, it is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy, or perhaps
both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance: And a people who mean to
be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which
knowledge gives.” – James Madison, Letter to W.T. Barry (182208-04)
 
Washington made the topic of the Farewell Address he had printed and distributed as the culmination of his advice to Americans to “guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.” 
 
“All
obstructions to the execution of the laws, all combinations and
associations, under whatever plausible character, with the real design
to direct, control, counteract, or awe the regular deliberation and
action of the constituted authorities, are destructive of this
fundamental principle, and of fatal tendency. They serve to organize
faction, to give it an artificial and extraordinary force; to put, in
the place of the delegated will of the nation the will of a party,
often a small but artful and enterprising minority of the community;
and, according to the alternate triumphs of different parties, to make
the public administration the mirror of the ill-concerted and
incongruous projects of faction, rather than the organ of consistent
and wholesome plans digested by common counsels and modified by mutual
interests.
 
However
combinations or associations of the above description may now and then
answer popular ends, they are likely, in the course of time and things,
to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled
men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for
themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very
engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion…
 
 
Lincoln spoke in honor of the few still-living veterans of the Revolutionary War in the concise power we ascribe as one of history’s most powerful. 
 
The following six paragraphs are from Abraham Lincoln in his Lyceum Address, January 27 1838.
 
            
 “At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I
answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot
come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its
author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all
time, or die by suicide…
 
               I know the American People are much attached to their Government;–I know they would suffer much
for its sake;–I know they would endure evils long and patiently,
before they would ever think of exchanging it for another. Yet,
notwithstanding all this, if the laws be continually despised and
disregarded, if their rights to be secure in their persons and
property, are held by no better tenure than the caprice of a mob, the
alienation of their affections from the Government is the natural
consequence; and to that, sooner or later, it must come.
 
Here then, is one point at which danger may be expected.
 
The
question recurs, "how shall we fortify against it?" The answer is
simple. Let every American, every lover of liberty, every well wisher
to his posterity, swear by the blood of the Revolution, never to
violate in the least particular, the laws of the country; and never to
tolerate their violation by others. As the patriots of seventy-six did
to the support of the Declaration of Independence, so to the support of
the Constitution and Laws, let every American pledge his life, his
property, and his sacred honor;–let every man remember that to violate
the law, is to trample on the blood of his father, and to tear the
character of his own, and his children’s liberty. Let reverence for the
laws, be breathed by every American mother, to the lisping babe, that
prattles on her lap–let it be taught in schools, in seminaries, and in
colleges; let it be written in Primers, spelling books, and in
Almanacs;–let it be preached from the pulpit, proclaimed in
legislative halls, and enforced in courts of justice. And, in short,
let it become the political religion of the nation; and let the
old and the young, the rich and the poor, the grave and the gay, of all
sexes and tongues, and colors and conditions, sacrifice unceasingly
upon its altars.
 
While
ever a state of feeling, such as this, shall universally, or even, very
generally prevail throughout the nation, vain will be every effort, and
fruitless every attempt, to subvert our national freedom.
 
…Passion
has helped us; but can do so no more. It will in future be our enemy.
Reason, cold, calculating, unimpassioned reason, must furnish all the
materials for our future support and defence.–Let those materials be
moulded into general intelligence, sound morality, and in particular, a reverence for the constitution and laws.”
 
What is the evidence for American fascism in the present?
The US brazenly violates our laws of war, both demanded by the Constitution and the UN Charter, with open invasion of Afghanistan in
abject violation of UN Security Council Resolution 1373 and their
government’s agreement to help extradite Osama bin Laden upon US
presentment of evidence that he was involved in any crime of UN and/or
international law. The US refused both the Afghan standard legal
requirement of extradition and the UN resolution for cooperation under
law and attacked. The new administration of Obama does not acknowledge
this illegal history, but expands the invasion and attacks Pakistan. This policy is fascist, not limited by US law.
 
The US openly lied about
reasons to justify an attack upon Iraq, destroying any semblance of
argument of “self-defense.” The Obama administration won’t acknowledge
the disclosed history from our own House and Senate investigations, and
violates his oath of office to prosecute clear crimes. This policy is
authoritarian, fascist, and does not hold equality under just laws. It
is an un-American policy by definition.
 
The US tortured, with Obama refusing to prosecute and giving empty rhetoric to end it. The destruction of civil liberties to enforce authoritarian government is fascist, not American.
 
The US lies for more war with Iran, rejecting inalienable and legal rights for Iranians. Obama continues this policy of unlawful aggression, including official policy for first-strike nuclear weapons upon conclusion
that Iran poses a possible future threat to the US and/or our allies.
Political leaders and corporate media ignore the ignoble history of US vicious domination of Iranian government through coup and backed invasion. Fascist policy; un-American.
 
The US violates numerous treaty law with WMD, and
hypocritically asserts our war targets’ alleged violations justify US
armed attack. This rejection of limited government under the law is a
fascist empire on the loose, not a law-abiding neighbor. Added
hypocrisy is the psychopathic front of American political leaders as Christians.
 
American corporatocracy is dominated by Enron-like cartels, headed by banks receiving the transfer of TRILLIONS of our tax dollars to pay-off their gambling debts in
exotic derivative markets the federal government regulates only in more
empty rhetoric. This socialization of corporate-insiders’ losses is
fascist, and fundamentally in opposition of the American ideal of
cooperative competition on a level playing field. Obvious financial solutions for the public good are ignored in their corporate and not public policy commitment.
 
While
our government’s official line is respect for Islam, their wars betray
this analysis. If extremists were the small minority, why not
peacefully cooperate to marginalize and arrest those in violation of
just laws? Muslims as a group are often demonized in US media, and
often the entire group is branded as terrorists. For example, consider
this segment from the radio talk show of Michael Savage.
 
The corporate media will not present such disturbing facts and analysis. Their outright lies of commission and omission are prima facie
evidence of a controlled media, supported by revealed documentation
from whistle-blowers. American freedom of the press is left to
independent websites and those few media outlets who tolerate reporting
such as you read now.
 
Yeah, but we’re not totally fascist! Saying the US is fascist is just not right!!!
Yes,
I’ve made the case for fascism only in the area of tens of trillions of
our tax dollars in the economy, Wars of Aggression based on objective
lies, authoritarian disregard for crucial laws and treaties of war and
moral conduct, expansion of new unlawful war into Pakistan with
rhetoric leading to more war with Iran, and a corporate press who won’t
communicate these “emperor has no clothes” facts until the public
breaks free of their cognitive blindness to clearly embrace our new
American political reality.
 
We still vote for Republicans and Democrats in elections, yes, in a monied system with a virtual lock against 3rd party candidates given the costs of advertising and breaking the inertia of a two-party system.
 
We still have Internet press where authors such as I can point to the obvious, but with documented government-organized opposition in PSYOPS to ridicule challenging voices while counting of public cognitive blindness to keep the fascism unconcealed.
 
Policy response: Gandhi and Martin Luther King advocated public understanding of the facts and non-cooperation with evil. I’m among hundreds who advocate:
  1. Understand the laws of war. These
    were legislated after WW2 and are crystal-clear that only self-defense,
    in a narrow legal meaning, can justify war. This investment of your
    time takes less than an hour and empowers you to legally stand for
    ending these Wars of Aggression.
  2. Communicate.
    Trust your unique, beautiful, and powerful self-expression to share
    powerful information as you feel appropriate. Understand that while
    many people are ready to embrace difficult facts, many are not.
    Anticipate your virtuous response to being attacked and give it in the
    spirit of competition, just as you do in other fields.
  3. Refuse and end all orders and acts associated with these unlawful wars and constant violation of treaties. Those involved with US military, government, and law enforcement have an oath to protect and defend the US Constitution. Unlawful
    acts only move forward with sufficient cooperation and public
    tolerance. Stop cooperating with the most vicious crime a nation can
    commit: war.
  4. Prosecute
    the war leaders for obvious violation of the letter and spirit of US
    war laws. You can only understand how these wars are specifically
    unlawful by investing the time to do so. Because the crimes are so
    broad and deep, I recommend Truth and Reconciliation (T&R)
    to exchange full truth and return of stolen US assets for
    non-prosecution. This is the most expeditious way to understand and end
    all unlawful and harmful acts. Those who reject T&R either by
    volunteering their name and/or responding when named are subject to
    prosecution after the window of T&R closes.
 
I conclude with the 5-minute powerful video from PuppetGov: Had enough?
 
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