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Will America Become A Totalitarian Country?
me | Sunday, December 16, 2012

Posted on 12/16/2012 8:16:55 AM PST by MinorityRepublican



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1 posted on 12/16/2012 8:16:58 AM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

This is a question better asked in 1860.


2 posted on 12/16/2012 8:20:05 AM PST by Stentor (Shhhh!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Totalitarianism (or totalitarian rule) is a political system where the state holds total authority over the society and seeks to control all aspects of public and private life wherever necessary.


3 posted on 12/16/2012 8:20:33 AM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

Not without about 150 million deaths at the hands of the willfully disarmed.


4 posted on 12/16/2012 8:21:42 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Will?


5 posted on 12/16/2012 8:21:50 AM PST by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: Fzob

6 posted on 12/16/2012 8:25:22 AM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

In a word...yes. And it will gain the approval of a majority as the compassionate thing to do.


7 posted on 12/16/2012 8:25:28 AM PST by Breto (The Establishment party is killing our country)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Did you mean, “When did?”


8 posted on 12/16/2012 8:25:58 AM PST by dinodino
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To: Stentor

Agreed


9 posted on 12/16/2012 8:28:37 AM PST by clamper1797 (I mourn for the America I grew up in ..fought for ..and loved ..July 4 1776- June 28 2012)
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To: cripplecreek
Don't worry, they are working on that too.
10 posted on 12/16/2012 8:31:08 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Man wake up already! We have long past the point where US citizens could be considered free.


11 posted on 12/16/2012 8:31:25 AM PST by trapped_in_LA
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To: MinorityRepublican

If you want to believe the “nah, ain’t gonna happen here” crowd, the answer would be, no.


12 posted on 12/16/2012 8:36:10 AM PST by melancholy (Professor Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist, Ph.D. in L0w and H0lder)
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To: trapped_in_LA
Man wake up already! We have long past the point where US citizens could be considered free.

We may not be free but for now, we have guns.

13 posted on 12/16/2012 8:36:10 AM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: melancholy
If you want to believe the “nah, ain’t gonna happen here” crowd, the answer would be, no.

President Obama has a plan to restrict the right of firearms owners. Just wait and see in a couple of weeks from now.

14 posted on 12/16/2012 8:38:40 AM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

Eventually. History is revolving door of kings and serfs, with the serfs gaining control for but a fleeting moment now and then.


15 posted on 12/16/2012 8:39:21 AM PST by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Look around. We already are...


16 posted on 12/16/2012 8:40:19 AM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

It basically means that the Feds will have to get everyone to participate. Somehow I don’t think that’s going to happen.

Of course the third party dreamers, Ron Paul Paulshiveks, and priestly robe self-styled prophet types will hear none of that.


17 posted on 12/16/2012 8:40:58 AM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! [You can vote Democrat when you're dead]...)
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To: MinorityRepublican
Maybe when ICE holds 30,000 “suspected illegals” without warrants, trials, or evidence? Or when the government keeps copies of all your emails? Or when IR equipped vans are used to see through the walls of citizen's homes? Or when the federal government wants to regulate every aspect of your life? Wait a minute....
18 posted on 12/16/2012 8:42:55 AM PST by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: Free Vulcan
It basically means that the Feds will have to get everyone to participate. Somehow I don’t think that’s going to happen.

It will happen, after all, you do not want to be seen as the Enemy of the State.

19 posted on 12/16/2012 8:43:42 AM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

I think we are pretty much there Dude. At this point the question is how do we get the republic back?


20 posted on 12/16/2012 8:52:48 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

It’s certainly headed in that direction. To those who say, “we already are”, come on, don’t be ridiculous. Go to North Korea and see how differently they live from how we do. But progressivism is step one on the path to totalitarian communism, and the progressives are firmly in charge of the national government right now.

Our best hope then IMHO is to defend the Constitution in its original design (as amended) as much as possible, which includes federalism as guaranteed under the 10th Amendment. Republicans, even conservative ones, are in firm control of more than half the states, and way more than half of the territory at the local level.

All of those places need to become/stay as free as possible given the constraints imposed by the federal government, and then we will just watch as people “vote with their feet”, just like they have for generations between Havana and Miami, or North and South Korean, or the Rust Belt and the Sun Belt, and even now from California to Texas.

As the blue states/areas begin to collapse upon themselves from losing all of their productive citizens, and turning the rest into government-dependent drones, the real battle then will be about how much money the federal government can rob from the productive citizens, states, places to stave off bankruptcy in the rest of the country. If the Republicans can keep a majority in the House and 40+ in the Senate, then it will be hard for the progressives to get much more of our money.


21 posted on 12/16/2012 8:54:07 AM PST by Behind the Blue Wall
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To: Georgia Girl 2
At this point the question is how do we get the republic back?

There is only one way now.

Secession.

22 posted on 12/16/2012 9:04:38 AM PST by Founding Father (The Pedophile moHAMmudd (PBUH---Pigblood be upon him))
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To: MinorityRepublican

To me it feels more like a Banana Republic. With an out of touch dictator party boy living his do as I say not as I do party life, massive cronyism and incompetence. Talking all the time about what needs to be done but being to lazy and to uninterested to even get done most of the wacko things that even his own side wants.


23 posted on 12/16/2012 9:13:24 AM PST by SHOOT THE MOON bat
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To: MinorityRepublican

If the states and the counties say no, then all bets are off. Right now I’d say half the states or more would tell Zero to shove it.


24 posted on 12/16/2012 9:28:14 AM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! [You can vote Democrat when you're dead]...)
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To: MinorityRepublican

> Will America Become A Totalitarian Country? <

Yes. Americans, as individuals, aren’t willing to put everything they possess or hope to posses on the line to be free. A cowards choice they make for themselves but which effects and enslaves their children and grandchildren, etc., etc..


25 posted on 12/16/2012 9:30:41 AM PST by Ed Story
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To: MinorityRepublican

Text below is copied from this link: http://www.wrisley.com/cycle.htm

Cycle of Democracy

“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover they can vote themselves largess from the public treasury.

“From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising them the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship.

“The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations has been 200 years. These nations have progressed through this sequence:

“From bondage to spiritual faith;
from spiritual faith to great courage;
from courage to liberty;
from liberty to abundance;
from abundance to selfishness;
from selfishness to apathy;
from apathy to dependence;
from dependency back again into bondage.”

Dr. Alexander Tytler, a Scot professor, wrote a scholarly tome, from which this concept comes, called “The Athenian Republic” which was published shortly before the thirteen American colonies gained independence from Britain. “Google” him to learn more.


26 posted on 12/16/2012 9:33:43 AM PST by Painesright
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To: MinorityRepublican
The last book of the Bible says that the whole world will become a totalitarian system. I believe that includes America. It can be postponed but not stopped.
27 posted on 12/16/2012 9:37:55 AM PST by fish hawk (no tyrant can remain in power without the consent and cooperation of his victims.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Yep, collecting a gun a day, keeps freedom away.

To feel better, maybe we should join the Naaahhh crowd, NOT!


28 posted on 12/16/2012 9:39:30 AM PST by melancholy (Professor Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist, Ph.D. in L0w and H0lder)
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To: MinorityRepublican
but for now, we have guns

but for how long?

29 posted on 12/16/2012 9:40:19 AM PST by varon ( I'll take the Mafia over the Feds anytime)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Through the states.

1) Get voter ID, end same day registration, require residency to register to vote as well as proof of former address and verification that said voter is off the rolls of their former home state. In otherwards, end the Democrat fraud.

1) Get right-to-work in all states possible. Limit public union collective bargaining, make them pay for their fair share of health insurance and pension. End state collection of union dues. In otherwards, kill the Democrat, union funded ATM machine.

Other things are to use the courts to states maximum benefits, sharply limit federal grants to states and localities (to cut the strings and limit unfunded mandates), welfare reform, defund groups like Planned Parenthood. I’m sure there are many other ways to put the hurt on the Dem party while quarantining the Feds out of state business as much as possible.


30 posted on 12/16/2012 9:40:26 AM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! [You can vote Democrat when you're dead]...)
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To: MinorityRepublican

To late to be asking the question. I say it already has.


31 posted on 12/16/2012 9:44:46 AM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: Free Vulcan
The o-Bug-a: [inside the crater White Hut] Place projectile weapon on the ground.
Edgar: You can have my gun when you pry it from my cold dead fingers.
The o-Bug-a: Your proposal is acceptable.
32 posted on 12/16/2012 9:51:23 AM PST by null and void (Going Galt: The won't of the people)
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To: Painesright

Exactly. History repeats itself over and over. Monarchs/dictators/despots/warlords/proletariat will gain control once again, and the cycle WILL continue. The US was a brief repreive from that cycle.


33 posted on 12/16/2012 9:52:26 AM PST by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: Free Vulcan
It basically means that the Feds will have to get everyone to participate. Somehow I don’t think that’s going to happen.

Not everyone.

Just the survivors...

34 posted on 12/16/2012 9:52:46 AM PST by null and void (Going Galt: The won't of the people)
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To: MinorityRepublican
Will America Become A Totalitarian Country?

Yes, it is.

35 posted on 12/16/2012 9:54:58 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I hope so, but I don’t want Bronco Bama as the dictator. I want a nice, kindly person like el Caudillo.


36 posted on 12/16/2012 9:56:09 AM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

[reposting from 2008]
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2099608/posts

The truth has been ignored and now we have what we have.


37 posted on 12/16/2012 9:59:50 AM PST by RetSignman ("A Republic if you can keep it"....)
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To: MinorityRepublican
Not on my watch.

FMCDH

38 posted on 12/16/2012 10:00:25 AM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

We’ve been heading down this road for a long time (the road that Hayek urged us not to take).


39 posted on 12/16/2012 10:05:38 AM PST by windsorknot
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To: fish hawk
The last book of the Bible says that the whole world will become a totalitarian system. I believe that includes America. It can be postponed but not stopped.

I agree. The world is becoming increasingly populated and technology is becoming more sophisticated which neccesitiates a totalitarian state.

40 posted on 12/16/2012 10:06:07 AM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican
"So this is how liberty dies...with thunderous applause." - Fictional character Sen. Amidala (Star Wars)

Yes, it will.

41 posted on 12/16/2012 10:12:58 AM PST by Pomosapien (Buck Religion)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I resubmit not as a visionary but as a senior citizen who remembers what our Republic used to be and what we have become.

Our Final Days as a Republic?- A Communist America? (VANITY)
Me. | October 10, 2008 | RetSignman

Posted on Friday, October 10, 2008 8:33:36 AM by RetSignman

I submitted a post on September 26 of this year entitled, “Has America Been Defeated Without a Shot Being Fired?”. Since then our leaders in Washington have given themselves the power over citizens property and their money by way of controlling our financial institutions. All of America is outraged and calling it ‘socialism’ but, I believe, it goes much deeper and is more sinister than socialism. It is the first implementation of Communism.

Since President Reagan brought the Soviet Union to it’s knees by using their economic system against them, the Soviet Communists along with Communist China learned a valuable lesson and set upon their long term plans to bring down our Republic using the same method. First, they used the principles of Capitalism to enrich their countries; they are now more wealthy and powerful than ever.

Second, the Communists needed America to focus on a NEW enemy to divert attention from the real enemy so they used the ‘useful idiots’ of the radical members of Islam and the battle was on. We have spent billions upon billions on fighting their ‘useful idiots’ and have been draining our treasury while China and Russia kept theirs in reserve.

Third, the Communists needed our Republic to face a ‘crisis’, an economic crisis which would destroy the very foundation of America and they found some more ‘useful idiots’ within our own borders and within our own Congress. The democrat party has, for decades, played into the hands of our true enemy with socialist programs, which has caused massive infusion of taxpayer’s money all under the umbrella of ‘good intentions’.

Our education system has been destroyed and replaced with no more than training centers for future socialists, our economy has been destroyed replaced with Socialism, later to be redefined by it’s true name when the process is in it’s last stage. Our faith in our Republic and Capitalism has been destroyed at home and internationally. We are a divided nation fighting among ourselves. Our election system has been corrupted like never before in history. It is the perfect storm.

Fourth, to complete the final installation of Communism needed another ‘useful idiot’ and he needed to occupy the center of power of the world…the White House. This man has arisen from nowhere and has a mysterious past, which the propaganda machine of the ‘Free Press’ has promoted, glorified and validated as the savior of our country. This final step must become reality, at all costs, for them to achieve their goal. The election system has to be completely undermined and that process is now underway. As Stain once said, “It’s not, who votes that matters, it’s who counts the votes”.

Fifth, looking ahead if Barack Obama has risen to the most powerful position in the world, The useful idiot will implement his publicly announced goal of removing our last bastion of freedom, our military, from all fronts on Islamic terrorism. The Middle East will fall into uncontrollable chaos and will result in the death of the new democracies in the region.

Barack Obama will have, at his fingertips, the assets of our financial system, the banks, Wall Street, and the property of millions of Americans and absolute control over our nuclear weapons and the military.

The Soviet Union can the deal the another blow by reclaiming their formal power by invading all the former satellites counties, China backed by the newly empowered Soviet Union can take back Taiwan and all it’s wealth. The spread of Communism will engulf the world. The United States crippled by financial destruction, inner turmoil, a destroyed Republic and headed by devote socialist/communist will do nothing to stand in it’s way.

The ‘useful idiot’ in our White House will, at the onset, will express ‘deep concern’ and attempt to negotiate with the Soviet Union and China but in his mind’s eye; he envisions his promised goal of the Communist Leader of the Northern Hemisphere. His warning to John McCain and the public should not be taken lightly…”You don’t know what you are up against”.

The final days of the Republic will be realized when the country has been reduced to a nation with nothing left, a defeated nation left only with an echo running through our minds of …”How could we not see this coming?”


42 posted on 12/16/2012 10:36:50 AM PST by RetSignman ("A Republic if you can keep it"....)
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To: null and void

Oh yes, they can try to starve us out, but they’ll cut their own knees off in the process when all the tax dollars are gone. China will be a bigger worry at that point.

The Feds don’t have alot of options at this point and they know it. All the stars need to line up for them to do what they want.


43 posted on 12/16/2012 10:44:47 AM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! [You can vote Democrat when you're dead]...)
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To: Behind the Blue Wall
Our best hope then IMHO is to defend the Constitution in its original design (as amended) as much as possible, which includes federalism as guaranteed under the 10th Amendment

I guess we're doomed then. People on this board don't even believe in this.

44 posted on 12/16/2012 11:01:43 AM PST by SwankyC
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To: MinorityRepublican
Will America become a totalitarian country?

With every failure of the secular humanist nihilistic government becomes a boost to the champions of the anti-nihilists, the specific nature and sequence of these failures are irrelevant to the ultimate outcome. A parallel to the US situation would have to be a takeover by totalitarianism of a country run by nihilists, such as the Weimar Republic and the Nazis.

45 posted on 12/16/2012 11:03:24 AM PST by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: Free Vulcan

The threat of Germany didn’t stop Stalin from starving a million Ukrainians.


46 posted on 12/16/2012 11:14:22 AM PST by null and void (Going Galt: The won't of the people)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Not if I can help it. Of course, we do not have the support of the government or any political party on this, so it is up to us.


47 posted on 12/16/2012 11:25:09 AM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: null and void

I’m not even sure how you could consider that a historical parallel. Two completely different societies, time periods, and situations.

Bottom line is - we are in uncharted waters. I can’t tell you what will happen any more than anyone else. History isn’t much of a guide here.

The best you can do here is to put yourself, your community, your county, and your state in the strongest position possible to withstand the federal storm that is to come.


48 posted on 12/16/2012 11:36:21 AM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! [You can vote Democrat when you're dead]...)
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To: MinorityRepublican

We’re almost there. In fact, we have become the America Ayn Rand described toward the end of Atlas Shrugged; corrupt, bloated government, union thugs, shortages of materials, anti-business climate, phony climate concern. The only thing we are missing is Galt’s Gulch.

If zero bypasses Congress with another EO to nullify the Second Amendment (which is within the realm of possibility for him), it is questionable how gun owning Americans will act. It is even questionable how NON gun owning Americans will act. So far, despite the outrages and clear violations of both the Constitution and the law by this president, all we seem to do is run to our keyboards and vent our spleens on FR.

There are an abundance of charges that could be brought against zero to impeach him and remove him from office, but no one is going to. In this climate of fear and totalitarianism, zero knows that he is untouchable and can do as he pleases. There simply is no outrage, no anger and no action to restore this nation to one of laws and not men.

We have become the antithesis of everything our Founding Fathers fought to avoid.


49 posted on 12/16/2012 11:45:56 AM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: Free Vulcan
Bottom line is - we are in uncharted waters. I can’t tell you what will happen any more than anyone else. History isn’t much of a guide here.

Precisely what will happen? That is likely unknowable.

But uncharted waters are still wet. Ships are still ships. People are still people. Winds are still winds. Passions are still passions. We can foresee the general trajectory, but not always the safe harbors and shoals.

The best you can do here is to put yourself, your community, your county, and your state in the strongest position possible to withstand the federal storm that is to come.

Agreed!

50 posted on 12/16/2012 12:03:48 PM PST by null and void (Going Galt: The won't of the people)
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