USA Slow Slide Toward Autocracy
The Republican Party
The Republican Party is now the party of white US citizens feeling threatened by the increase in minority numbers and power. Some Republican politicians, it is reported, say they are even afraid for their lives if they fail to show allegiance for Donald Trump. Some GOP congressmen and women can no longer do what they may think is correct to protect our democracy but rather make their constituents happy working toward the betterment of the white race. For many, the GOP is now the party of white racism.
The Republican Party agenda is as follows:
- Protect business interests as payback for their dark money income.
- Keep business taxes low as payback for receiving dark money income.
- Protect their personal dark money gains from being revealed.
- Work toward revising state voting laws to cheat instead of compete in all future elections.
- Work toward making President Biden fail so the do nothing GOP looks better to the American public.
The Democratic Party
Is now the party that claims it wants to do the following;
- Building an economy that lifts up all Americans, not just those at the top.
- Equal pay
- Job creation
- Health care
- Clean energy
- Civil rights
- Immigration reform
- National security
- Voting rights
- The Democratic Party also receives a lot of dark money.
The Supreme Court
The “Supreme” Court made a series of decisions that created an awful environment for the US Democracy to survive. They have failed to uphold what was written in the US Constitution and understand that document provided an outline for all of us to follow which is to form and keep this country a well running Democracy. A Democracy needs constant attention toward the details of how it should run to best allow it to run better for the people it was designed to function for as a governing body and method. Our country, at times, may need changes in how it operates to improve our form of Democracy. But, over time, the “Supreme” Court has failed it’s stated and implied mission to protect this nation. Here are some examples:
The Supreme Court’s decision in Buckley v. Valeo (1976) a majority of justices held that limits on election spending in the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 § 608 are unconstitutional. In other words, any single rich person can buy a congress person. This builds a plutocracy class that holds sway over this government. Each citizens vote is not equal. People with money have taken away your voice and control over what takes place in the government seats of power. The concept of equal rights is not recognized by the “Supreme” Court. The “Supreme” Court had diminished the individual citizen’s power.
Another Supreme Court decision, First National Bank of Boston v. Bellotti, 435 U.S. 765, is a U.S. constitutional law case which defined the free speech right of corporations which held that corporations have a First Amendment right to make contributions to ballot initiative campaigns. So large corporations can use their money to buy election results. What is obviously wrong with this is that corporations have way more power than the single voter does. A voter that realizes that his or her vote is now diminished may feel not to vote.
The “Supreme” Court Citizens United decision struck down as unconstitutional a federal law prohibiting corporations and unions from making expenditures in connection with federal elections thus allowing the plutocracy class to control our form of government to a varying degree by allowing their dark money to buy politicians. The politicians then serve the plutocracy and not the Democracy. The plutocrats are interested in their own separate ambitions and needs apart from the interests of the general population of citizens. This is dangerous because the wish of the people has become diminished.
Voting for Citizens United:
- John G. Roberts
- Samuel Alito
- Antonin Scalia
- Clarence Thomas
Current “Supreme” Court members who voted for Citizens United, and still serving, should be forced to resign by the American voting public.
Dissenting (the good members):
- John P. Stevens
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg
- Stephen Breyer
- Sonia Sotomayor.
The current result from a lot of factors is that it seems that the United States is sliding toward an autocracy form of government as we have already witnessed with the rise of Donald Trump and the control Mitch McConnell and the white race has over the GOP.
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Published June 11, 2021
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