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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Dictatorship in the USA is Alive and Well. It is Giving Rise to a Viable Third Political Party.

This is a concise American Thinker article chronicling what's happening in America: soft dictatorship.

The author illustrates how this method of governing is affecting many Federal departments and erodes our personal freedom and states' rights. It's indicative of how the Department of Education is operating with Bill Gates funding the education revolution.

From an American Thinker reader:

A sobering piece. However, the genie is out of the bottle, I'm afraid, never to be put back. The larger government gets, the more tentacles it grows, transforming into roots, firmly anchoring itself into more and more areas once free. And now, many attempt to sever the roots and shrink it are met with screeching and howls of resistance unlike anything we've ever witnessed.

According to these statists, who will often agree that spending is out of control and unsustainable, there is not one whit that can be cut, not one program that can be eliminated, not one regulation that can be undone. And what are we to do? We elect "conservatives'' to at least try to stem the tide if not reduce the size and power of government, and they get consumed by it. They are unable to even get a ban on incandescent light bulbs overturned. How can we expect them to make any real change and reverse course? And government marches on, getting ever larger, ever more intrusive and controlling, and we get more and more impotent to stop it with each passing day.

Start paying attention to what your state and national legislators say and do about federal mandates, Race to the Top like programs, Common Core standards and data system expansion that will capture and track personal information on you and your child. Determine if your "conservative" or any legislator will answer the questions on why they support or don't support these Federal intrusions and mandates. (The graphic above does not only portray what's happening in DC, it's also alive in the halls of your state legislature).

If your legislator is not willing to push back on this "soft dictatorship" he/she is no supporter of the Constitution. If readers or politicians can explain to me why a legislator will not push back against this centralization of power in educational matters and is still considered a politician who upholds the Constitution, I'd be interested to hear that reasoning.

Why don't we just drop the Republican, Democrat, conservative, liberal tag and name them for what they are? They are statists. They should start their own political party. That's it! Forget about the Tea Party and the Progressive Party, the American people are finally witnessing the formation of a viable third party: The Statism Party!

The practice or doctrine of giving a centralized government control over economic planning and policy.

statist adj. & n.

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