Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Naomi Wolfe: 10 steps to dictatorship underway in U.S.

On her point that there are (ten) steps to a dictatorship underway in the United States, I cannot disagree with Naomi Wolfe.

The problem I see is there is absolutely no difference in the candidates the two major parties put forth as leaders of this country. As posted on Net the Truth Online previously, even Ron Paul, who overall displays a grasp of constitutional issues, has failed to hold President George W. Bush accountable by directly questioning Bush's inaction for several minutes (6) on the morning of September 11, 2001 after Bush was told, "a second plane hit the world trade towers, America is under attack."

The media has failed to ask President Bush to be accountable for his inaction. The Congress has failed as well. A conspiracy of silence?

Any candidate for the presidency who does not ask Bush outright whether his inaction for those several minutes after told America is under attack constitutes an abrogation of his own duty to defend this country - is not himself or herself fit for this time's presidency of the United States.

The reason these candidates are unfit for the presidency of the United States:

underpinning every presidency is the amount of "executive power" the president has constitutionally, and the amount the president "wants" to have and invariably "seeks" to have. And believe it - once they get in office - they always want to retain the power of past presidents, desire more power, and seek expansion of power for the office of the presidency. In fact, retaining this power for a president, not eroding this power for a president, were reasons Senator Hillary Clinton voted for authorization for the president to use force in Iraq.

Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002

October 10, 2002
Floor Speech of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton
on S.J. Res. 45, A Resolution to Authorize the Use of
United States Armed Forces Against Iraq

A dictatorship can't gain hold in these United States if and only if the kind of person chosen for the office of the presidency is one who will hold other presidents accountable for their actions or inactions in the past and as well remove temptation - withhold from using executive orders to bypass Congress and withhold from engaging in any treaty or agreement or pass any act which is contrary to our Constitution.

Unfortunately, by not publicly holding President George W. Bush accountable for his non-action for several minutes after being told "America is under attack" presidential candidates reveal they themselves have fallen in line to the idea of executive power.

That is the danger. Therefore, they are all capable of becoming dictators, even though they claim otherwise.

So while I agree a dictatorship is underway in the United States under George W. Bush, there is no guarantee such won't continue under the next President and the next.

Naomi Wolfe talks

Naomi Wolfe: blueprint - every would be despot every dictator does the same ten things... there are ten steps... the great dictators perfected it from each other... we teach the blueprint in the school for the Americas... we teach the blueprint... it's like they were going through a shopping list... today they're marching in the street... shooting the protestors in the streets... in a week gonna be suspending communications... the blueprint is predictive... what's even EVEN MORE CHILLING TO ME... what became clear to me is that each of these ten steps, these ten classic steps that every would be dictator puts in place are underway in the United States...

when you go back and read the founding fathers you see that they were writing in a state of dread and fear they knew in their bones a despot could arise in America to oppress the people...

... they can keep us in solitary confinement for up to three years... they can do this to any of us


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