Is America adopting a Third World political model?
Third World presidents ignore their nation's constitutions and usurp the powers of the legislature through executive orders and regulations. They assume the judicial role by deciding which laws they will enforce and which laws they will ignore or unilaterally change. The rule of law is destroyed.
The presidents mouth a populist message but live a lavish lifestyle with expensive vacations. The economic system is normally one of crony capitalism where the government attempts to pick winners and losers and reward political cronies. National budgets are never in balance so they print money or borrow from foreign powers.
The bureaucracy is politicized and used against political opponents. They spy on and lie to their own people. The presidents demonize their opponents and use the latest form of corruption -- using taxpayer money to give unaffordable benefits and subsidies to favored groups for their votes. The political machines pit ethnic, religious, racial and class groups against one another to maintain power. Elections are stolen with no real effort to eliminate voter fraud. Despite evidence, they claim there is no fraud.
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To avoid accountability, they foster a submissive media with special access while opposition media, if tolerated, is demonized. Education is dumbed down and politically correct. History is rewritten by advocacy historians. The value of life is discounted by promoting abortion. Moral values are revised and religious freedoms are limited especially if they are critical of the new morality. Is this our new America?
William T. Pendley