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Former conservative lays out our grim situation

PerryLogan

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Twilight of the Hegemony
By PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS

America is headed for a soft dictatorship by the end of Bush's second term. Whether any American has civil rights will be decided by the discretionary power of federal officials. The public in general will tolerate the soft dictatorship as its discretionary powers will mainly be felt by those few who challenge it.

The congressional elections this coming November is [sic] the last chance for for Americans to reaffirm the separation of powers that is the basis of their civil liberties. Unless the voters correct their mistake of putting both the executive and legislative branches in the hands of the same party and deliver the House or the Senate to the Democrats, there is nothing on the domestic scene to stand in the way of more power, and less accountability, being accumulated in the executive.
http://counterpunch.org/roberts02272006.html

(Lucky thing their poll numbers are in the toilet.)
 
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PerryLogan said:
Twilight of the Hegemony
By PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS


http://counterpunch.org/roberts02272006.html

(Lucky thing their poll numbers are in the toilet.)
Thank Congress for the Patriot Act (misnomer if I ever heard one).

Remember, if you're going to vote out the Republicans for extending,
or worse yet making permanent!, the Act make sure you
vote out the Democrats who voted for it too. This will have the net
effect of changing the power structure from Repub' to Dem'.

I lean pretty far right but this one issue has my blood boiling. I
hate to be a single-issue voter.
 
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