The rule of law is essentially dead. Consider:
The Supreme Court has ruled that Congress can use its taxing authority for any purpose. They can even pick a behavior and levy a tax on individuals who choose NOT to engage in said behavior. By this logic, they can certainly tax anything; any act or failure to act.
The Court also ruled that a state cannot enforce federal law, even if the state stature is identical to the federal stature; that somehow the state's efforts to enforce federal law actually undermine said federal law.
Meanwhile, because the Court did allow Arizona police to check on the immigration status of suspects, the President ruled that his administration would no longer assist Arizona with suspected illegal aliens. He has simply declined to enforce the law - his primary function as head of the Executive Branch. And, of course, the Court made it clear that if Arizona appears to be enforcing its law in a way that seems to involve racial profiling, further review will be needed. Since over 75% of illegals are from Central America, enforcement will of course have a disparate impact.
Obama declared that young illegal aliens would not be deported, something he has no authority to do, as Congress is tasked with setting these laws.
And let's not forget poor George Zimmerman. Attacked by a young thug, and forced to defend himself. The police are saying Zimmerman had the opportunity to "defuse" the situation, and this is why he is charged with murder. There is no Florida law that says this, but apparently we're making it up as we http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifgo along. Now, if a POS thug feels disrespected by you, its YOUR responsibility to "defuse" the situation. No matter that Martin left the scene only to double back and attack Zimmerman. Its Zimmerman's responsibility.
Welcome to fascism. We make the rules up as we go along; the central government knows best and is not held to any constraints whatsoever. At least Italian fascism was geared towards what was good for Italians, and German fascism towards what was good for Germans (however misguided both were). In the US, fascism is designed to subject the native population to serve others.
And of course, while Van got many things right, another commenter corrects him/her.
I am amazed at the quality, intelligence and knowledge of people hanging around blogs, knowing that something is very wrong here yet powerless to change it.
This isn't fascism. This is communism. Big, big difference. Don't be fooled into thinking that communism requires the presence of economic socialism, although it often uses socialism to it's advantage. Just like fascism, and any other movement on the political spectrum, ALL politically significant change occurs in the social sphere. Hence, this country began it's first large move toward communism when it adopted "The National Myth" of being 'A Land of Diverse Immigrants'. The second large step, it could be argued, was the Federal Reserve Act of 1913, and the third was the civil rights movement.
For fascism to be in place, a homogenous, conservative population must be present. Actually, fascism is the mechanism by which the government assures that society retains the conservative ideals potent enough to reject liberalism.
You HAVE to pick fascism(the politics of the group) or communism(the politics of the individual). Each is the others' most potent antidote and a society is left vulnerable to the strongest political force on the other end if it doesn't adopt the opposing system. In other words, we are going to arrive at one or the other. There is no third choice that can stop the fruition of the other two.
This is why our 'liberal democracy'(although an ineffective representative democracy) has been useless to stop our slide toward communism. Nay, it has been the system required to facilitate the slide. It celebrates the individual. It praises the political power myth of 'one man, one vote'. It dispossesses people of the correct notion that only groups, people working cooperatively, have power. 'Libertarianism' (the politic of the individual), just like any liberal philosophy, leads to the same thing. Liberalism and libertarianism are the politics of the uniqueness of the individual, and the rights of the individual over the rights of the majority. Hence, they lead to racial group destroying, conservative values destroying, and majority subjugating policy. 'Community' is the ideological enemy of liberals and libertarians, whether they are aware of this fact or not. If you are a libertarian, and aren't aware, then you haven't thought about your philosophy of you politics long and hard enough.
Communism is absolutely inevitable under liberal democracy. Why do you think that we spend so much, militarily, to assure the 'spread of democracy'? What do the people of the USA care if Cameroon isn't democratic? Instead, similar to the crusades, we wage constant war to assure that our FOOBAR system of government, that dispossesses the entire majority of any meaningful political power, is installed in every country on Earth. It's not my crusade, it's not my neighbor's crusade, and it's not your crusade. It's 'their' crusade, and it's being carried out for motivations that do not truly care whether or not some tribesman in Africa gets a 'vote', other than that 'democratic' system leads the doors wide open for foreign groups to come in and grapple the country out of the hands of the people, or of the monarch/fascist ruler that, while ruling under a strict system, is doing so to keep his country's politics sovereign and strong against outside influence.
The hard truth is that you have zero experience, nor the political perspective, to call fascism "misguided". You may just be be begging for fascism should the BRA rule for another 50 years. If you were smart, you would take that option now should it free you of another 50 year learning process under the BRA.
Wow, imagine that: a conservative government that truly has the best interests of the majority at heart. What a terrible, terrible thing. Just don't discount any option, and consider the fact that if the people who hate you the most are in power, then EVERYTHING that you have been taught may be wrong. Look to the things that you have been programmed to believe are the most "evil", as the ideologies that put the most strength in your hands to save yourself. Question everything, especially what you think that you know about politics, religion (didn't Jesus command you to love everyone?) and history.