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18 August 2012

The GOP acting like fascists?

I spent 20 years of my life defending the Constitution, from all enemies, foreign and domestic.  One of the key things about our democracy is that it should apply to all citizens, even if you don't agree with them.  That's why I am totally disgusted by these voter ID laws.  They are willing to sacrifice the rights of hundreds of thousands (up to a million even) of the citizenry for basically a non-existent problem.

Someone may accuse me of hyperbole by accusing the GOP of being fascist, however if you look at the hallmarks of fascism throughout history, you gotta give the GOP credit.  Historically, fascist organizations are driven by a plutocratic or theocratic philosophy where they want to impose their views, values, and ideals on a population regardless of the wishes of the rest of the population.  Somehow the GOP has managed to be plutocratic AND theocratic!  Quite the accomplishment.

The main reason for my ire towards the GOP is that they are about restricting human rights in all fashions.  For a group that claims to be about less government, they sure seem intent on getting the government into your bedroom, women's uteri, and suppressing people's Constitutional right to participate in our democracy.

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If you have any influence with these fascists, and yes, their behaviour deserves that label, please do what you can to further influence them to move away  from this course of action.  In Ohio, I was actually surprised to see that public embarrassment actually had an effect.  In general, these people are so insane in their beliefs that nothing manages to break through.  Sort of like creationists...  Which is actually quite a correlation...

P.S. Just so you know, I don't consider any political party innocent of wrongdoings, my particular exception is with the suppression of the people key to the democratic process.  A Constitutionally guaranteed right, that is being taken away because of a non-existent problem.