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Paul Craig Roberts: State Lawlessness On The Rampage

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The year 2011 will bring Americans a larger and more intrusive police state, more unemployment and home foreclosures, no economic recovery, more disregard by the US government of US law, international law, the Constitution, and truth, more suspicion and distrust from allies, more hostility from the rest of the world, and new heights of media sycophancy. 2011 is shaping up as a brutal year for American democracy. The Republican Party has degenerated into a party of Brownshirts, and voter frustrations with the worsening economic crisis and military occupations gone awry are likely to bring Republicans to power in 2012. With them would come their doctrines of executive primacy over Congress, the judiciary, law, and the Constitution and America’s rightful hegemony over the world. If not already obvious, 2010 has made clear that the US government does not care a whit for the opinions of citizens. The TSA is unequivocal that it will reach no accommodation with Americans other than the violations of their persons that it imposes by its unaccountable power. As for public opposition to war, the Associated Press reported on December 16 that “Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the U.S. can’t let public opinion sway its commitment to Afghanistan.” Gates stated bluntly what has been known for some time: the idea is passe that government in a democracy serves the will of the people. If this quaint notion is still found in civics books, it will soon be edited out.

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Comment by Jim Arft
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 PCR is right again.  However, he seems to overlook other recent lawlessness of the left.  The Clinton administration assault and exterminations at WACO.  And, the fact that the brown shirts he refers to are from Hitler.  Hitler was a leftist socialits and was elected from a socialist workers party.  Or, that current neo conservative repulicans have origion to Marist leadership.  So, the brown shirts he refers to are not merely Republican but-- the are Democrat too.  The Bush Obama military security complex has trumped the Eisenhower Kennedy warnings about those within. 


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