A classmate sent me this link, which I have copied here with full credits.
None dare call it totalitarianism
Posted: August 12, 2009
1:00 am Eastern © 2009
I’m not going to make the case that America under Barack Obama and the Democratic Congress has become a totalitarian police state.
But, I will make the case that Washington is leading us in that direction.
What do you call it when the government asks its supporters to “snitch” on opponents of its policies?
What do you call it when the government wants to monitor broadcasts and establish itself as the guardian of “fairness” on the airwaves?
What do you call it when the government seeks to take over the private and personal health-care decisions of the people – establishing bureaucracies to make life-and-death decisions and banning unapproved transactions between doctors and patients?
What do you call it when the government hires and fires the top executives of major corporations and redirects their corporate policies?
What do you call it when government officials refuse to turn over documents necessary to establishing whether they are constitutionally eligible to hold office?
What do you call it when the government funds political extremist groups that have broken the law in successful efforts to empower leaders?
What do you call it when the government turns the Census, designed as a tool to ensure representative government, into a weapon designed to spy on the most personal aspects of the life of citizens?
What do you call it when the government becomes the sole arbiter of whether you can keep some of any of the wealth you accumulated legally?
What do you call it when the government ignores the laws of the land and replaces them with the arbitrary whims of men?
What do you call it when the government picks and chooses winners and losers in the business marketplace?
What do you call it when the government strikes fear into the hearts of the sovereign citizens it is supposed to serve?
What do you call it when the government metes out punishment not just for criminal actions, but for “criminal thoughts”?
What do you call it when honest and open expressions of dissent are characterized as the expressions of “angry mobs”?
What do you call it when government-created joblessness is used to promote policies of government control?
What do you call it when the government exceeds its authority under the Constitution and ignores any limits on its power?
I don’t know about you, but I call those questions harbingers of totalitarianism.
That’s where America is headed – maybe not today, tomorrow or next week, but soon, if this trend continues.
Everything for which America has stood for the last 230 years is under attack – not by angry mobs, not citizen lawlessness, not from threats by external enemies, but from those in charge of government.
A top-down revolution is under way – and far too many in the “watchdog media,” the courts, the opposition party, the churches, the military, the local and state government and the citizenry are just standing around doing nothing, saying nothing.
That’s how it begins. That’s how it always begins.
Americans tend to think “it can’t happen here.” In truth, America’s unique experiment with freedom has been brief. It not only can happen here, it will happen here, unless the American public once again becomes vigilant about protecting liberty, unless it rediscovers the principles upon which this great nation was founded and unless it turns to God as its rightful and only king rather than submit to servitude by earthly masters.
It’s really that simple.
Profound changes are under way. They are on fast-forward. Americans are being seduced into a serfdom and slavery.
The specter of totalitarianism hovers like a dark cloud dressed up in euphemisms that would make Josef Stalin, Adolf Hitler and Mao Zedong proud.
Recognize what is on the horizon. Recognize what is around the corner. Recognize what is surely coming our way.
Pray that America is worthy of escaping, for a time, the fate of every previous empire in the history of the world.
My “take” on it.
People who use the rhetoric… no mater how true it is… will always be branded by the ignorant as dissidents.
I don’t know that we can do much about what is the inevitable course that our country has been taking.
It is the result of having made science our religion, humanism our way of life and declaring there is no God and denying our children the right to talk about the one true God in school.
Like the wise man said so many years ago, “… a little slumbering, a little closing of the eyes.. ” is all it takes. When America wakes up it’ll be too late.