Justices Souter and O’Connor, Intelligence Agency Heads and Congressmen All Warn of Tyranny in America
Washington’s Blog reported Retired Supreme Court Justice David Souter spoke to the University of New Hampshire School of Law and said that the “pervasive civic ignorance” in the America could bring dictatorship:
I don’t worry about our losing a republican government in the United States because I’m afraid of a foreign invasion. I don’t worry about it because of a coup by the military, as has happened in some other places. What I worry about is that when problems are not addressed people will not know who is responsible, and when the problems get bad enough — as they might do for example with another serious terrorist attack, as they might do with another financial meltdown — some one person will come forward and say: ‘Give me total power and I will solve this problem.’
That is how the Roman republic fel. Augustus became emperor not because he arrested the Roman senate. He became emperor because he promised that he would solve problems that were not being solved.
Sandra Day O’Connor, Former Supreme Court justice has also warned of dictatorship.
And course, they are not the only ones warning of fascism. We noted in April:
Senator Frank Church – who chaired the famous “Church Committee” into the unlawful FBI Cointel program, and who chaired the Senate Foreign Relations Committee – said in 1975:
“Th[e National Security Agency’s] capability at any time could be turned around on the American people, and no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything: telephone conversations, telegrams, it doesn’t matter. There would be no place to hide. [If a dictator ever took over, the N.S.A.] could enable it to impose total tyranny, and there would be no way to fight back.“
Now, the NSA is building a $2 billion dollar facility in Utah which will use the world’s most powerful supercomputer to monitor virtually all phone calls, emails, internet usage, purchases and rentals, break all encryption, and then store everyone’s data permanently.
The former head of the program for the NSA recently held his thumb and forefinger close together, and said:
We are, like, that far from a turnkey totalitarian state
Sorry, But I think we are already there. Seems like part of the Gov is now only symbolic or ceremonial. The corruption and power grabbing has reached a level that will be hard to break. It will take a drastic situation I am afraid…
The pen is mightier than the sword, but actions speak louder than words!
Ignorance is enslaving America – and the political will to protect it’s greatest resource – educational capital – is lacking.
This nation is in shambles. America’s become the land of the enslaved & the Home of the Cowardly. Too many AMERICANS will do anything for a few WORTHLESS US dollars from the Wealthy thugs running the government. And the OBAMA ADMINISTRATION KNOWS THIS…