For Your Consideration: A Darker Shade of Totalitarianism

By / For Your Consideration / Wednesday, 17 June 2015 04:00

By CHARLIE ALLO
Contributing Writer

It would appear that the Nation is moving ever closer to a dictatorship, but the electorate’s attention seems to be on other things, this state of affairs should be of concern to every American that values his/her freedom.
At the time of this writing, the House of Representatives is engaged in trying to get enough votes for a trade bill that has a number of names, and no clear explanation of how it will work, we are told that this vote is only to establish a procedure, but once that is done the Bill will receive a straight up or down vote as soon as it’s presented to Congress.
There are two groups that are at odds with each other, the Democrats are against it because the unions fear that they will not fare well with the passage of this Bill, the Republicans are in favor of the Bill because they feel it will benefit the large multi-national corporations.
Take notice that neither of the two parties is concerned with the impact that its passage will have on the average working man on the street, or more importantly the manner in which this Bill is going through Congress, its passage is very reminiscent of the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and many people would consider that to be a disaster.
Our representatives don’t need to make the same mistake with this Bill, true it is not as long as the (ACA), but one gets the impression that there are some items in this Bill that the powers that be do not want the general public to be aware of, hence we have to pass it to find out what’s in it.
Our government is very rapidly devolving into a dictatorship, and it would appear that this condition is acceptable to many of our elected representatives on both sides of the aisle, but it should be regarded with some concern by Americans that believe in the principles that are supported by our Constitution, or has this breed of Americans vanished from our culture?
It’s very disheartening to see the lack of concern that many have for the direction our government is going in, there is no holding our
representatives responsible for their contributions to this movement to negate our Constitution
in favor of a totalitarian government, which will insert itself into every aspect of the individual’s life.
There have been at least two conspicuous acts taken by the government, by each of the parties, that have shown a complete lack of concern for the general public’s right to see what is in a bill, and to express their concerns over various aspects of the legislation that may very well have a negative impact on their lives in a variety of ways. One interesting aspect of the recent proposed bill, related to Pacific trade, is that it’s being pushed by the large multi-national conglomerates, and they are pouring millions into ad campaigns to get John Q. Public to call their representatives to tell them to vote for a bill that their representatives’ have no understanding of the content in the bill, and to add to this injustice, the electorate that is making the request of his/her representative has even  less of a concept of the contents of the bill than their representative does, but the contents of the bill is just a side issue, it’s the manner in which the bill is being promulgated that should be called into question, this speaks volumes for our representatives and voting public.
There is one aspect of this dishonest endeavor that a reasonably intelligent voter can glean from this effort, and that is the fact that there are some candidates that are running for President that are strongly supporting the passage of this suggested legislation, this action should bring to light their true position, as opposed to the rhetoric that they spout on the stump, nothing could be more instructive than the position they have taken on this subject, hopefully the electorate will make use of that information.

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