Mark this day on a calendar and ensure you include the time you marked it down. Make a clear and definite note of where you were and what you were doing when you heard the news. Yes, you may just be marking the date and the time when the end of Democracy in America began.
The end game is now clearly in sight as the Radical Corporate Right begins the move to strip away the people’s only true power – the power of the vote. Without it, nothing can stand in their way of their Plutarchy dreams. They will have unrivalled control of all aspects of American life. No longer will freedom reign as the fire of the beacon that guided so many that longed for the very truth in a man’s nature, to these shores, is being extinguished.
“As you probably know, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder recently signed legislation passed by the Republican-dominated House and Senate that gives State-appointed Emergency Financial Managers (EFMs) historically broad and sweeping powers. These new powers allow the EFM to cancel or modify contracts (including with unions) and even to fire the municipality’s government.
Today, for the first time, a EFM did just that. According to a press release from the Michigan AFL-CIO, Joseph L. Harris, EFM for Benton Harbor, Michigan issued “an order prohibiting all action by all city boards, commissions, authorities and other entities, except as authorized by the emergency manager.” By Electablog (http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/04/15/967374/-UPDATEDx2And-so-it-begins-Emergency-Financial-Mgr-fires-entire-government-of-Benton-Harbor,-MI)
What began as blame economics, focusing on illegal immigrants in Arizona, has evolved into a definite and clearly defined and planned strategy. It has gone forward attacking women’s rights, Unions, workers, children, and government agencies that assist the citizenry or protect the citizenry. It has also launched all out offensives on media members and outlets that inform the people or present an opposing view to the corporate ideal.
Now we see the next stage of their plan being executed – the death of the power of the people. We saw it begin with the mention and push to repeal of the seventeenth Amendment of the Constitution to allow Senators to be appointed by State Legislatures rather than being elected by the people of the State. This repeal would increasingly take the power of the people and place it with the few.
With this latest move, we see a more direct tactic to further eroding the power of the vote. This Devouring of the great dream of the founders by allowing unelected appointed officials to fire the officials duly elected by the people to represent them.
If there is ever a time to make our stand and reaffirm our belief in the foundations of the Country it is now. It is now that the dreams of the founders need to be defended from the Extreme Right politicians and their Corporate masters. We must stand shoulder to shoulder in defence of freedom as expressed in our souls and outwards as the call for positive liberty.