Democracy to Dictatorship
End of American Democracy
Every dictatorship includes several features common to them all. These
aspects of tyranny over the populations of so many undemocratic societies have
now become visible in the United States. The
first of these antidemocratic features is the one party system. This is not yet
true in the United States. However, if the Democrats win again in November, a
one-party country will surely emerge. This will mean that without opposition of
any kind, Democrats will trample on the Constitution and abolish not only the
Second Amendment to our Constitution but assault the First Amendment as well. In
case you donít remember, the First Amendment guarantees freedom of religion,
freedom of speech, and freedom of the press, all of which are opposed to Hillary
Clinton and her supporters.
A second characteristic of a
dictatorship is that the media become a mouthpiece for the government. At one
time the American media held government officials accountable for their actions.
This applied to both parties and to elected as well as appointed politicians.
Today the American media have become an adjunct of the Democratic Party.
Consequently, the media will not criticize Democrats nor expose any of their
wrongdoings to the public. Instead, the media, with few exceptions, have become
active opponents of Republican candidates, who are now faced with needing to
defeat candidates of the other party as well as their allies within the
A third characteristic of a
dictatorship is the inheritance of political power by the members of the family
of those already entrenched. One of the reasons for the American Revolution of
1775 was that King George appointed all his relatives to government positions,
not only in England, but also in the colonies.
Today the same thing is happening in
the United States. The current nominee of the Democrats is the wife of a former
president. The daughter of former Pres. Kennedy, Caroline Kennedy, was appointed
ambassador to Japan even though at her Senate hearings she admitted to know
nothing about that country. The son of former Gov. of New York, Mario Cuomo, is
the current governor, Andrew Cuomo. Lisa Murkowski is one of the senators from
Alaska. She became a Senator when
her father Frank Murkowski was elected governor and appointed his daughter to
complete his unexpired term. In Arkansas, the secretary of state appointed his
son as well as his sonís wife to government offices. Dan Boren of Oklahoma, Al
Gore of Tennessee, and Connie Mack of Florida all had fathers who were also
Shelly Moore Capito of West Virginia,
Jim Cooper of Tennessee, and Jim Matheson of Utah have been governors, as were
their fathers. Stephanie Herseth of South Dakota was the granddaughter of the
governor and was herself a Congresswoman. William Schuster of Pennsylvania,
Walter Jones of North Carolina, John Duncan of Tennessee, John Dingell of
Michigan, Charles T. Walsh of New York, Helen Mollohan of West Virginia, Daniel
Lipinski of Illinois, and Charles Bass of New Hampshire have all been members of
Congress because their fathers were members of Congress before them. In Utah,
representative Mark Udall is the son of former Congressman and presidential
candidate Morris Udall. His cousin is representative Tom Udall, whose father was
a cabinet secretary and a cousin of Sen. Gordon Smith of Oregon. Representative
James M. Jeffords of Vermont is the son of the Chief Justice of the Supreme
Court in that state.
Representative Rodney P.
Freylinghuisen has had five ancestors or relatives represent New Jersey before
him. Sen. Chris Dodd is the son of former Sen. Thomas Dodd, and Sen. Robert
Bennett is the son of a senator from Utah. Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas is also
the son of a senator, and Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine is the wife of John R.
McKernan, Jr. who was governor of Maine. Representative Russ Carnahan of
Missouri is the daughter of a Missouri governor and Lincoln D. Chafee of Rhode
Island is the son of Sen. John Chafee of Rhode Island. Representative Mary Bono
of California and Lois Capps, also from California, and Joe Anne Emerson of
Missouri are all widows of representatives in Congress. Former Sen. John Kyl of
Arizona is the son of former representative John H. Kyl and representative Tom
Allen of Maine has been a member of the Portland city council, as were his
father and his grandfather. Representative Charles Gonzales is the son of the
late Congressman Henry Gonzalez, and Sen. Evan Bayh is the son of the late Sen.
Birch Bayh. Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt is the son of former U.S. House majority
whip Roy Blunt.
Representative John Sarbanes is the
son of former Sen. Paul Sarbanes and Sen. Gordon Smith of Oregon has a brother,
Milan Smith, who was appointed by President Bush to the ninth circuit court of
This long list of nepotists represents
only a few of the numerous relatives who have become a part of the American
oligarchy in a manner similar to that common in monarchies such as Saudi Arabia
and the British monarchy of the 18th century, from which the American
colonists achieved independence precisely in order to escape the nepotism
inherent in the monarchical system.
Nepotism is now also being used to get
around term limits. For example, Ohio State Sen. Timothy Grendell has replaced
his wife, who sat in that seat for eight years. In Michigan, three women were
elected to the state legislature after their husbands left because of term
limits. In Oregon, House Speaker Karen Minnis took the seat of her husband in
1998 and William Weld, the former Massachusetts governor, is the great grandson
in law of President Theodore Roosevelt. There is also a great deal of political
necromancy. For example, Sen. Jean Carnahan is a widow whose husband died while
on the stump for the seat she now holds.
Traditionally the media made it their
task to supervise elected and appointed officials and tell the voters about
corruption, favoritism, and other abuses of power on the part of the peopleís
representatives. This function of holding accountable those in power has been
greatly eroded in recent years, as
professional journalists and professional politicians have become one happy
Numerous such examples include Chris
Cuomo, son of former Gov. Mario Cuomo and brother of the
present governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo. Chris is co-anchor of ABCís
20/20 and hosts CNNís morning news show. Then there is Jay Carney, who was
appointed Obamaís press secretary . He is married to Claire Shipman of ABC's
Good Morning America. Likewise, Ruth Marcus, columnist for the Washington Post,
is married to federal trade commissioner Chairman John Leibowitz. The daughter
of Pres. George W. Bush, Jenna Bush Hager, is a reporter for the NBC Today show.
Ron Brownstein, a Los Angeles Times reporter, claimed that he would treat Sen.
John McCain objectively, although Brownsteinís wife CNN producer Elaine
McMenamin is the senator's communications director. The daughter of Tom Oliphant
of the Boston Globe, a subsidiary of the New York Times, worked on
the Kerry campaign, and Fox News named Greg Kelly, son of New York Police
Department Commissioner Raymond Kelly, White House correspondent.
Evidently the close relationship
between the representatives of the media and our politicians has to mean that
politicians are immune to criticism on the part of those whose connection to the
media will never allow that.
A fourth characteristic of
dictatorship is the corruption of the judiciary.
Today our judiciary has lost its independence. It has now become
customary for the county chairpersons of both major political parties to
nominate the same individuals to judgeships. This deprives voters of an
opportunity to elect their judges, since the Republican and Democratic candidate
are the same. The judges so elected, or rather appointed, owe their jobs to the
two politicians who put them there and not to the people, who have no say or
influence. Obviously such judges will rule in favor of the interests of the
politicians to whom they are beholden, thereby corrupting our legal system
The phrase "politically
correct" has become commonplace in America. It represents the fear of many
American citizens to express their opinions freely, thereby undermining freedom
of speech, which is the very foundation of democratic life. The fifth
characteristic of dictatorship and undemocratic conditions is the restriction on
freedom of speech. So-called liberals prevent opinions other than theirs from
being freely expressed. Generally Americans are now afraid to say anything that
may be unpopular, as the liberal establishment are willing to use all means
including physical force to prevent the expression of views they donít
like. Should the present trend continue, it is entirely likely that the few who
still voice opinions not supported by the Democratic Party will be silenced, as
is customary in all dictatorships.
Anyone who has only a minimum knowledge of Jewish history is aware that
the 1900 years of Jewish suffering in Europe was directly related to the
tyrannies which have always governed there. The fact is that the Jewish
community in America has succeeded so immensely because this country has for
several centuries allowed our tiny Jewish minority all the blessings of freedom
and liberty available to all citizens. Now, however, it appears that a concerted
assault on democracy is underway, supported in the main by those who call
themselves liberals but are indeed the enemies of democracy. Should they succeed
in their designs then the Jewish community would again become the first target
of their hostilities. Anyone who visits any of our universities will see for
himself unrelenting hatred of Jews promoted by faculty and students alike. It is
therefore dangerous for the American Jewish community to continue to support
Democrats, who not only seek to turn this country into an oligarchy, but are
also those who harbor the most malicious anti-Semites in this country.
It is to be hoped that American Jews
will not make the same mistakes made by their European ancestors, who refused to
recognize the dangers that confronted them until it was too late.