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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 11:48 AM

Republican Controlled State Governments Are Creating A National Authoritarian State

State by state. Law by law. We are seeing the emergence of a national fascist/authoritarian state:

1. Give the police the power to arrest and detain people if they cannot instantly prove their citizenship.

2. Enact unnecessary regulations that restrict a woman's right to choose and even invades a woman's body.

3. Allow the citizenry the right to use deadly force whenever they "feel threatened" which is an absurd standard.

4. Deny public employees the right to collectively organize and bargain with their employers.

5. Create arbitrary standards of proof to vote in elections.


Piece by piece, they are creating an authoritarian state that intrudes on the rights of the individual, and gives power to the racial majority to arrest the minority, to deny the minority the right to vote, and to literally kill racial and ethnic minorities.

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Reply Republican Controlled State Governments Are Creating A National Authoritarian State (Original post)
Yavin4 Mar 2012 OP
polichick Mar 2012 #1
freshwest Mar 2012 #8
sinkingfeeling Mar 2012 #2
FiveGoodMen Mar 2012 #13
emulatorloo Mar 2012 #15
FiveGoodMen Mar 2012 #17
emulatorloo Mar 2012 #18
nadinbrzezinski Mar 2012 #22
FiveGoodMen Mar 2012 #23
Dragonfli Mar 2012 #24
woo me with science Mar 2012 #19
sinkingfeeling Mar 2012 #21
hifiguy Mar 2012 #3
Dragonfli Mar 2012 #25
Baitball Blogger Mar 2012 #4
denverbill Mar 2012 #5
NAO Mar 2012 #6
KansDem Mar 2012 #7
freshwest Mar 2012 #9
Comrade Grumpy Mar 2012 #10
southernyankeebelle Mar 2012 #11
bayareaboy Mar 2012 #12
Auggie Mar 2012 #14
emulatorloo Mar 2012 #16
lovuian Mar 2012 #20
DLC_GOPLite Mar 2012 #26
Ship of Fools Mar 2012 #27

Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 11:55 AM

1. Absolutely - and, all the while, chanting the words "liberty" & "freedom"...

...so mindless authoritarian voters never connect the dots.

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Response to polichick (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 12:51 PM

8. +1,000,000

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 12:18 PM

2. But, but, but it's the Obama Administration that is taking away your

freedom! Just ask Mitt or Rick or Newt!

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 01:20 PM

13. Well, on that subject...

The Obama administration HAS taken away your right to a trial before execution.

They've stated publicly that 'due process' now means 'we thought about it before we killed him'.

So there's plenty of blame to go around.

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Response to FiveGoodMen (Reply #13)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 01:43 PM

15. I'm not waging war on the US nor am I affiliated with Al Qaeda.

I doubt any DU'ers are either.

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Response to emulatorloo (Reply #15)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 01:53 PM

17. And no president -- now or in the future -- would ever use this power against someone

who wasn't really a terrorist.

Seriously?

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Response to FiveGoodMen (Reply #17)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 02:09 PM

18. If they did, they would be impeached.

Unless of course we lie down and allow Republicans to take control of everything again.

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Response to emulatorloo (Reply #18)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 02:59 PM

22. That is a nice fantasy.

Both parties are creating a police state.

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Response to emulatorloo (Reply #18)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 03:58 PM

23. You're right. Republicans will probably never have control again.

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Response to emulatorloo (Reply #18)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 02:52 AM

24. Why would they be impeached if they say they have proof of terrorism and they don't have to show it?

Perhaps if it were transparent you would have a point, but the entire process and "proof" used is kept secret as part of this newly formed presidential power.

No one but them would know "If they did that".

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Response to FiveGoodMen (Reply #13)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 02:12 PM

19. Gee, have you seen the new spy center, too?!

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002451455
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002454533

Constitution, schmonstitution! As long as it's under a Democratic President who knows sign language!


No President would EVER detain or assassinate someone who didn't DESERVE it!

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Response to FiveGoodMen (Reply #13)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 02:52 PM

21. Frankly, I'd rather be dead than live in a country as described by the OP.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 12:21 PM

3. The advance guard of the neo-fascists is ALEC

which is funded by (surprise, surprise) the Koch brothers and their affiliates, among whom are the neo-cons. The religulously insane and the baggers are the chump footsoldiers for the 1%. Sinclair Lewis was correct - when fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 03:00 AM

25. I have been told they have nothing to do with all these identical laws passing

Also, ALEC gun legislation is very popular here, I tried to talk about it but:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1172&pid=23674
http://www.democraticunderground.com/117223738

I am too tired to find out what other Alec legislative templates are embraced here (or denied existence),
I am also tired of having posts locked to please conservatives posting here.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 12:28 PM

4. 6. Encourage a society which supports a double standard

where a small core is rewarded for selling out everyone else, while everyone else must follow the letter of the law.

That's what my website is all about. What it's like to live in a Republican controlled municipality:

www.keystoneworksite.com

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 12:28 PM

5. That ALEC and it's corporate, Supreme Court endorsed backers.

Can you imagine the furor if Democratic legislators from all of the country got a free ticket to a union organized legislative agenda building workshop, and returned home pushing those exact laws presented by the unions in multiple states at the same time?

We can't compete with them as it stands now.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 12:29 PM

6. They are in overdrive / turbo mode

to swamp each state government with these authoritarian measures.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 12:43 PM

7. Molly Ivins: "Republicans don't want to govern; they want to rule"

the GOP's concern about "big government" has been the Great Hypocrisy for the last 40 years.

The GOP loves "Big Government"--they love controlling vaginas and bladders; the love eavesdropping on emails and phone calls; they love bailing out their 1% constituency while thumbing their noses at the 99%; they love suppressing freedom-of-speech with fascist police tactics...

The GOPers are the party of "Big Authoritarianism."

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Response to KansDem (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 12:54 PM

9. +googol

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 12:57 PM

10. Don''t forget mandatory drug tests for welfare, unemployment, state workers.

Talk about the surveillance state! If they want to inspect my urine, they can just lie down in front of me.

There are drug testing bills moving in more than half the states.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 12:58 PM

11. The sad thing is only when these officials finally step over the line of their own people then they

 

will realize what is happening and then its to late. Just like in nazi Germany. Beware fellow democrats you know the camps those republicans keep talking about Obama having well they might just be for us if we don't comply.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 01:17 PM

12. As Frank Zappa once said ... ...

Who could imagine!

I can and you can as well. Hopefully most independents will and even a few RePUGs will as well. It is time this November to scoot the jerks out of the house and States where the Dems lost favor from the electorate in 2010.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 01:36 PM

14. HUGE K&R!!!

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 01:45 PM

16. Big Kick and Rec

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 02:38 PM

20. Agreed

they take over the Police and Justice Department and Court system
so nobody gets prosecuted and steal and steal and steal

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 05:46 AM

26. They can do this because

 

Dems REFUSE to stand up and fight them, they would rather compromise and try to make nice with 'people' who are nothing more than thugs.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 06:16 AM

27. I agree! But

wouldn't you think it should be "gives power to the racial minority to arrest the majority "?
I know that is not the case yet, technically speaking, but I'd say it's on of the main reasons
why they're creating the authoritarian state in the first place. Just a thought ...

edited to delete italics function, as it is not behaving properly ... d'oh ...

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