How To Run A Great Political Campaign For Elected Office

If you’re running a campaign as a candidate in a political election, there’s a philosophical reason why you should really begin by looking up the qualifications and duties of the office you’re seeking. If you do win you election, you are going to have to look things up in the code on a regular basis because your office and duties are regulated by law.

You should begin by learning your way around the state code or city charter. You should want to win your election, but you should also want to be good at the job you’re running for. A good official always follows the law, and always checks the code first to see what the law is.

If looking things up in the code or charter seems too intimidation, ask someone in the party or an old hand if they know a friendly lawyer. Lots of lawyers are politically active and would be happy to share their election knowledge by giving you a copy of the relevant code sections if you’re a good candidate.

Although checking the office out in the state code for your election is not a must-do thing, we strongly recommend it. There are also other, more informal, ways to find out about the job. One of the very best is to attend the meetings of the board or office.

If you plan on running in an election for city council or the school board, it in on the city council or school board meetings and listen to what goes on. Find out what is currently on the agenda, and what is likely to come up during the campaign.

Talk to people who have held the job. An incumbent is not likely to give you much help if you are running in an election against him, but if you know someone who has already served in that office, ask him or her about it. Talk to the employees in that office about the work they do and how it might be improved.

Talk to the people who are served by that elected office or do business with it on a regular basis. If you are running for the Housing Board, you should ask the head of the tenant’s union and the president of the landlord’s association what they expect from a member of the board after the election.

There are plenty of specialized requirements that must be met before you can qualify as a political candidate for certain specialized offices. In one state only a licensed physician can run for coroner, only a certified peace officer can run for sheriff, and only a licensed professional engineer can be a candidate for county engineer. In another state, none of these professional licensures are required.
We won’t give the names of the states because it really doesn’t matter what the official requirements are for being a political candidate in some other state. It only matters what they are in your state, and you have to look that up yourself.

The qualifications for specific political candidates are listed in your state code, which is a compilation of the state laws. Many libraries have copies of the state code, some state offices do, and virtually every lawyer has a copy of the state code in his office, so it is fairly easy to find out about the official qualifications.
You may be running for an office that is governed by a city charter, or local ordinances, so you have to check that source, but local codes are readily available in libraries and law offices, too.

When you look at the qualifications to be a political candidate, also look up the section that deals with the duties of the office – the powers, functions, and areas of responsibility. There may be some duties involved in the job that you are not aware of. In public employment, like any employment, it is a good idea to look at the job description before you sign on.

Immigration, The Political Football

Europeans marvel at the U.S. immigration laws, and shake their head in wonderment at all the forms, classifications, Visas and cards. It’s no wonder why they view the U.S. system with a touch of amusement, as most of them just pack and leave a country to go live in another one, if the spirit moves them.

In the U.S., the rules and regulations are much like a never-ending maze, causing foreign nationals to seek the specific expertise of an immigration and Visa attorney; just to make sense of the process. There is no way they are able to move to the U.S., get a job and live here, without following specific protocol.

This is rather ironical when you consider immigration provides diversity and population growth, something the nation prides itself on. What happened to the spirit behind the words etched on the Statue of Liberty?

What happened is the whisper of politics, the fact it is no longer a good option for the U.S. to have totally open borders. The global economy will just not support that kind of massive influx. It is becoming more and more critical to focus on the home fires. That, however, raises a touchy issue – who is allowed to come to the U.S. and work? There are no easy answers to that question either.

Right or wrong, what has happened is there are two factions of immigrants in the U.S. today; those who came here without availing themselves of the legal methods to do so, and those who did go the legal route, but still can’t get a Visa. This, of course, causes no end of angst for professionals and executives who need to be in the U.S. due to the nature of their work, or if they have been transferred with multi-national companies.

One would think it would be easy to obtain the special H-1B or the L-1 Visa, but applying for them isn’t the problem. The rules and conditions, however, are so convoluted and contrary that it requires a highly specialized H-1B attorney to thread through all the paperwork. The H-1B Visa lets foreign nationals with degrees and credentials work in the U.S., so long as they have an employer sponsoring them. It’s not quite as easy as that, but that is how the process begins.

The L-1 Visa is generally for those with specialized knowledge (managers, executives) who have been abroad working for a non-U.S. company and who now want to transfer to a U.S. subsidiary of the parent company. While this may sound fairly straightforward on the surface, the conditions and regulations may change without notice. This is one of the major reasons why immigration law is so specialized and those attorneys who handle cases need to know this area of law intimately.

While immigration law isn’t likely to become easier to understand in the near future, there are attorneys who make it their life’s passion to strive to assist those wanting to call the United States home.

Lawless Government – The Great Non-sequitur Of The Last Days

The idea of lawless government seems like a non sequitur but through the eyes of Biblical prophecy it is not. Indeed it is a promise of scripture and a description of a time when government will be at a peak but the laws governing personal moral behavior will have reached all new lows beyond anything in past history.

It is interesting that the call to this non sequitur will be much like the slogan of the Obama campaign catch phrase used in the 2008 election. Put simply it is the call for change: the definition, final outcome or stated purpose of the change does not have to be clarified. It is akin to the exasperated cry of the weary worker who says to his wife “We just need to get out of here for a while and maybe take a little vacation.” The feeling that a change is desired comes long before it is actualized or planned. The call for change is seeking only agreement not necessarily a definition or any specifics.

The promised rise of the world’s last and worst dictator says that he too will be a man that calls for change. He will think to change the very way we perceive time and history. Not possible you say? Consider Adolph Hitler’s call for a thousand year rule of the Third Reich. He pulled that one out of the little hat that housed his very large megalomaniacal head and actually got thousands of Germans on board with his idea of Nazi supremacy.

The antichrist will do pretty much the same thing but rather than waiting for a new millennial period to begin he will simply propose that we rearrange the history preceding him and all the events that follow. “And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.” (Dan 7:25)

It could be said that one of the chief reasons Hitler failed and antichrist does not is because Hitler came before his time. The antichrist however comes at exactly the right time. The world will have been well prepped in his time. Religion will be apostate having replaced the call to salvation with ceremonial and traditional beliefs that leave out accountability to the creator God and his singular Savior who rather than being a great teacher or leader is the very incarnation of the living God, in the form of a man, namely, Jesus Christ.

The world banded together to defeat Hitler but due to moral conditions in the last day the world will join with the antichrist to bring in their own all new version of the thousand year reign. It will not look as militant and aggressive as the schemes of Hitler but will be a seemingly homogenous meld of political correctness, global cooperation, environmentalism and happy days of worldwide brotherhood. John Lennon would be delighted.

The antichrist’s rise will be predicated on the need to solve worldwide problems such as war and economic instability. He will be a man who knows full well the meaning of yet another slogan that came into vogue during the 2008 election year, “Never let a good crisis go to waste.”

The world is mesmerized by pop figures that seem larger than life in our culture and problem solvers who are larger than life in our leadership and government. Antichrist happens to fit the profile for both. He will, for a time at least, find a way to cut back warfare in various parts of the world and stabilize a teetering worldwide economy. It might be said that; to the world he looks just too good to pass up.

Lawless government is hard to understand apart from a clear understanding that law has different levels and administrations. The best example to explain these levels is in the ancient Law of Moses. Comprised of three basic divisions the Mosaic Law is the perfect example of how nations can split the hairs just as ancient Israel has done, by picking the part of the law they found easiest to enforce, they brought their nationhood to an end.

Mosaic Law is comprised of the ceremonial law, the hygienic law and the moral law. Ceremonial law spoke to the methods and practice of religious ceremonies and concerned itself with proper procedures in the practice of the ancient temple system of worship. Hygienic law had to do with washing of hands, temple vessels and what meats were clean or unclean.

The third and most important aspect of the Mosaic Law was the moral law but this is where Israel failed the most. At the top of the moral law were the Ten Commandments.

The moral law was fully incorporated by Christ into a singular and final law sometimes referred to as “The Royal Law of the Scriptures.” That law is defined by a single verse of New Testament scripture, “And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.” (Luke 10:27)

The Royal law held God as the main focus of our love and our neighbors as well. No one goes after his neighbor’s wife if he loves his neighbor. No one steals from someone they love. No one murders anyone, if they love them.

In the hands of secularists, the deviant and the generally disobedient this law has been twisted to mean that if you love people you will not charge anyone with immoral behavior because that would be overtly un-loving and thus not in keeping with the Royal Law of Scriptures.

It is the Royal Law that comes under serious attack as the last days approach. Speaking of conditions that will prevail near the end of the age Christ said, “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.” (Mt 24:12)

To proclaim that God’s pronouncements against homosexuality are binding moral laws will be detested, challenged and rejected as un-loving. Following those objections many will conclude that such proclamations are contrary to civil rights, first amendment freedoms, or injurious and defamatory to the homosexual.

To reiterate, preach, or attest to God’s proclamations will be seen as un-loving and defamatory yet all the while the real reasons for proclaiming his laws are exactly the opposite. To the Christian, not telling someone of a behavioral choice that will cost someone their eternal destiny is extremely irresponsible and anything but loving. Proclaiming the moral laws that are intrinsic to the Royal Law is an ultimate act of love.

The ultimate master of lawlessness and anarchy in the last days is called the “man of lawlessness.” (2 Thess 2: 3 NAS) The height of perversion will have been reached and surpassed because he will actually be ruling the world from one end of the globe to the other. (Rev 13: 7) Here is where the incongruity reaches critical mass. How can a lawless individual propose, legislate or enforce any laws if he is “lawless?”

The kinds of laws that are loosened, changed or disregarded are all those that have to do with our personal behavior and matters of choice. We are now accustomed to abortion on a world wide scale (150 million to date) and nationally (50 million) and now it is no longer considered a hot button topic but is often covered with a simple; “It’s the law of the land.” I’m not sure where the word originated but someone of late has referred to abortion clinics as “abortuaries,” a term that should invoke national shame.

Stretching the credulity of the humblest minds today’s stop academics and scientists send probes across our solar system looking for the source or beginnings of life but don’t seem to know when life begins in a mother’s womb. Most children know that life begins at the beginning (conception) without studying Hegel’s Science of Logic. Today’s top minds say the God who can’t lie (2 Tim 1: 2) must have been mistaken when he referred to himself as the creator of everything well over forty times in the scripture. The convulsions of the modern mind do not end here but the final chapter is yet to come.

Every choice regarding gender, trans-gender, sexual preferences or the promotion and promulgation of sexually deviant materials will have almost no limits. Prurient interests will fly on every level from Hollywood to the classroom. The sense of the big party will create euphoria for a while, until people are forced to pause long enough to see that while they were reveling, the biggest political farce in world history is forming like a giant tsunami and is about to break out just behind them.

The pursuit of riches will take up the slack for the rest and out of that mindless hot pursuit will come a come a worldwide economic system that will enter and meddle with the details of virtually everyone’s personal finances. It will be a mandatory system without which no one will be able to buy or sell so much as a postage stamp unless they are included in it. George Orwell’s 1984 will come into its own and then we will see the only thing he may have had wrong in his un-nerving prognostication was the date.

Those with a gut sense that things are about to burst open have begun to take measures to avert the worst, howbeit, they have sought the wrong path. Today there is a flurry of gold sellers selling the public the idea that buying gold will assure their future financial security. I cannot help but make them angry by saying that gold will be worthless when these events are in full swing.

We hear the repeated claim that gold has never gone down in value. This is a complete lie because those who stocked up on gold when it hovered around $400.00 per ounce in the eighties saw it plunge rather than rise to the expected $800.00 per ounce that was predicted. But let’s go further back than the eighties. From 1933 to 1975 Americans were not permitted to own or hoard gold, gold coins, gold bullion or gold certificates under the executive order signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, April 5, 1933. The antichrist’s complete control of our personal finances will also be subject to executive orders of the same kind.

If all of this sounds dastardly we must remember that no one ever said that prophecy was meant to titillate. Of the 167 Messianic prophecies that are found in the Old Testament all were fulfilled completely during the life of Christ but none of the less attractive aspects of them was left out. The brutal slaying of Christ on a cross was the worst death the ancient Romans could conger and every detail of that death was both prophesied and fulfilled in the last twenty four hours of Christ’s life.

There are about one hundred times more pre-millennial (Second coming of Christ) prophecies than Messianic prophecies and every one of them will be largely fulfilled in the last seven years of human history as we now know it. So why doesn’t everyone just tune in to these dire warnings and turn it all around?

Nothing new here; the first reason that we don’t pay heed to the warnings is because we will not take them into account. Science, academics, the media, apostate churches and the general attitudes of most people is one of skepticism and doubt. The second prevailing reason they are not heeded is that age old matter of unbelief. The “seeing is believing” crowd will get what they want but, it will be a moment too late.

I usually appendage my work with an appropriate scripture passage to complete or embellish the points and drive home a sense of urgency to my readers. This time I will use a message garnered from the annals of American southern gospel music. In 1917 the song “Life’s Railway to Heaven was copyrighted and later was printed and popularized in Chicago in 1933. The words came from the pen of M.E. Abbey and the music was written by Charlie D. Tillman.

Abbey says that all of life is like a mountain railroad a metaphor few people find hard to understand.

Life is like a mountain railroad, with an engineer that’s brave;
We must make the run successful, from the cradle to the grave;
Watch the curves, the fills, the tunnels; never falter, never quail;
Keep your hand upon the throttle, and your eye upon the rail.

The question that is posed by Abbey’s prose is, just how could anyone keep a powerful fast moving train from de-railing in times that are roaring louder than the old train whistle itself? As with so many of life’s best solutions for problems the answer is simple yet profound. In the next verse Tillman explains.

You will often find obstructions; look for storms of wind and rain;
On a fill, or curve, or trestle, they will almost ditch your train;
Put your trust alone in Jesus; never falter, never fail;
Keep your hand upon the throttle, and your eye upon the rail.

Your weight is found on what or whom you trust. If you trust government, your riches, gold, the antichrist, the new liberalism or apostate churches the result will always be; a ditched train.

Immigration Law : Nebraska Presented An Immigration Law Similar To Arizona By Richardalamia

A Nebraska state senator on Thursday unveiled an initiative on illegal immigrants similar to a controversial law passed last year in Arizona.
State Sen. Charlie Janssen promised in May to present the initiative during this session, despite the enormous work that has the legislature to close a large deficit in the budget and reshape political boundaries of the district in the next 90 days.

“This bill aims to stem illegal immigration and protect the citizens of the state of Nebraska in several ways,” said Janssen. “It will protect taxpayers from having to pay for education, welfare and medical expenses of illegal immigrants.”

As Arizona law, the bill would require police officers, when they enforce other laws, also ask the immigration status of those they suspect are in the country without legal residency papers. It also would require those who are not U.S. citizens carry documents proving their legal status. Do not take the documents would be considered a misdemeanor.

The bill also criminalizes the fact harbor, conceal or transport an illegal immigrant. Such a violation would be considered a misdemeanor.
Critics say the bill encourages racial profiling.

A federal judge blocked sections of Arizona law in July, including provisions calling the police could check the immigration status of a person to enforce other laws, and require immigrants to prove that they are in the country so legal.

Janssen’s initiative differs from the Arizona law that allows police officers to indiscriminately stop immigrants suspected of being in the country illegally.
Nebraska’s initiative seeks to prevent racial profiling by saying that the suspected agent should not be based solely on a person’s race, skin color, religion, gender or national origin, said state Attorney General Jon Bruning.
Nebraska is one of 21 states seeking similar legislation approved this year, he added.

America Displays The Fourteen Defining Traits Of Fascism

The ideology of fascism was developed by Benito Mussolini as a reactionary movement following World War I that was based on a rejection of the social theories that formed the basis of the 1789 French Revolution and summed up in the revolutionary French slogan: “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity”. The U.S. Bill of Rights was originally based on these concepts so that people could have liberty from oppressive government intervention in the daily lives of its citizens – liberty from illicit search and seizure, from enforced religious values, from intimidation and arrest for dissenters, and the liberty to cast a vote in a system where the majority rules but the minority retains certain inalienable rights. Equality meant that all should stand equal in the eyes of the law. Fraternity allowed society to function in an atmosphere of the brotherhood of mankind. In the spirit of national fraternity all women and men, the old and the young, the infirm and the healthy, the rich and the poor, share a spark of humanity that must be cherished on a level above that of the law.

Political scientists and authors have produced volumes of material warning the public about the stripping of freedoms methodically being carried out by those who control the puppet government of America. Not much has been done to prevent the abuses of power, possibly because average Americans have specialized and bordered educations aimed at careers more than general knowledge of political philosophies or the history of other cultures, as is the norm in schools in countries of the British Commonwealth. In the case of poor areas in the U.S. there is only rudimentary education. The citizens are also extremely patriotic and believe that it’s their country, right or wrong. This falls in line with the first defining trait of fascism: powerful and continuing nationalism.

Maintaining this fierce nationalism involves parading, constant use of patriotic slogans, symbols, songs, and other paraphernalia. They have two national anthems, The Star Spangled Banner and God Bless America, which are emoted at length at events that involve a lot of uniforms. Making clothes out of the American flag is common among conservatives these days, yet in the 1960s anti-war activist Abbie Hoffman was arrested for wearing such a shirt (at that time making clothing out of a flag was illegal and considered disrespectful but are now trailer park chic). Flags are seen everywhere – on lawns, shops, and clothing. The current puppet-president Obama was even criticized for not wearing a Stars and Stripes lapel pin!

The Presidency has become a reality show, with 24-hour news coverage full of diversion – aimed at an audience hungry for entertainment and gossip. Just like in the prophetic 1976 movie “Network” where Howard Beale berated the viewing audience, wailing “You maniacs! The tube isn’t reality…we’re the illusion! We’re in the boredom killing business!” The plot leads up to Howard’s confrontation with an executive of the Corporatists who reads him the riot act about who’s in charge of the media and lets him know what he’s going to say on the air, which turns out to be pretty boring so the network heads have him assassinated on live T.V. which leads up to the movie’s punch line from the movie’s narrator: “And so Howard Beale became the first network personality to be killed for having bad ratings…”

The second defining trait of fascism is the stripping away of human rights. They do this by creating a fear of outside enemies and the need for security; the people in fascist regimes are persuaded that human rights can be ignored in certain cases because of “need.” The people would rather look the other way or even approve of torture, summary executions, assassinations, invasions, etc. In the U.S. this has come to pass in the form of the Patriot Act and the Homeland Security Act.

The next stage is identifying those enemies (usually scapegoats, since there may be no real threats or enemies) and whipping up the population into a patriotic frenzy. When the terror attacks of the U.S. Marine barracks, the Oklahoma bombing, and the first WTC bombing didn’t produce enough dead bodies to galvanize the nation into hating “foreign” terrorists, the secret government of Wall Street bankers and oil barons (represented by Dick Cheney as overseer) set up the demolition of the three main towers on 9/11 so that the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq would have public support. The plane assigned to hit Building 7 didn’t reach its target so the building was exploded anyway for fear that the demolition termite bombs planted inside would be discovered. People didn’t want to believe the obvious: the man in charge of the White House, Dick Cheney organized the attack to protect his future oil interests, and those of the Bush family, Rumsfeld, and Rice – while marching to the beat of the Trilateral Commission members like David Rockefeller, George H.W. Bush, and Dr. Henry Kissinger (who was given the Nobel Peace Prize in spite of the less-than-diplomatic carpet bombing of Laos and Cambodia he carried out as advisor to Nixon). For those who think the U.S. secret government wouldn’t bomb its own military bases, consider these quotes from Kissinger:

“Soldiers are dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns for foreign policy.”

“The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer.”

“Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac.”

Supremacy of the military is the next trait of fascism and this needs little explanation, since those with vast amounts of money and military forces can control the people. Admiration of a leader becomes infectious when peppered with constant and effective propaganda and the masses tend to rally around one individual. Fascist Italy, Spain, and Germany were all military dictatorships. Soldiers and military service are glamorized and considered honorable. The American military has an unlimited budget and it maintains bases in 120 countries, while domestic problems are ignored and the people don’t have jobs or adequate health care. The citizens remain patriotic and willingly send their children off to be killed or maimed in return for a piece of bronze on a ribbon.

In most fascist states there is rampant sexism to preserve the male-dominated ideal for further control by the state. Abortion, divorce, and homosexuality are suppressed. This has evolved to allow female participation in the modern U.S. mostly because the Rockefellers realized that they weren’t taxing half of the population so the Rockefeller Foundation designed and supported the feminism movement of the Sixties to get “Rosie the Riveter” back to work even in peacetime. The power elite always have multiple objectives when exploiting society…allowing women back to the workplace not only produces more taxpayers but gives more hours per day for women to be out of touch with their children. The children adopt concepts provided by schools and are subject to the increased influence of television, a medium controlled by the corporatists.

Totalitarian control of people is partially achieved via propaganda delivered through mass-media controlled directly or indirectly by government regulation through financial ties with media executives. Major networks employ anchormen who are told what not to say, whether through intimidation or mutual self-interest. Like in the McCarthy witch-hunts of the Fifties, those who go against the powers that be are fired from their media jobs or worse. The fact that giant stories like the Caspian pipeline and the American government’s terrible crime against their own people on 9/11 never comes up in the mainstream news (or cable news for that matter) suggests that intimidation is rampant and taken seriously by collaborators posing as liberal journalists.

Two seemingly-intelligent cable political reporters come to mind: Chris Matthews of MSNBC’s Hardball segment is a frequent guest on Bill Maher’s cable show. If you remember Bill Maher, he is the stand-up comedian who laughs nervously at the end of each joke to cue the audience that this is the point where they should laugh, just in case they weren’t paying attention. Both of them state publicly that they believe the 9/11 Commission Report was correct and that the Trade Center buildings exploded into dust simply out of frustration. They ignore all scientific evidence proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that demolition explosives were used, and that no skyscraper has ever collapsed due to fire. Extensive research has been carried out and conclusions have been published by an organization of fairly conservative professionals on their site Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth where many of them who are voting Republicans express disappointment in the fact that the government has covered up the crime and betrayed fundamental principles. Bill Maher calls anyone who believes that a planned demolition took place “an idiot” and Chris Matthews agrees with him. Maher and Matthews call themselves “typical Irish Americans” and engage in humorous banter, discuss the never-ending (and boring) health reform issue, and hold themselves as bearers of the Truth. It smacks of coercion and intimidation, whether from compromised employers or government spooks who are in a position to guarantee retribution beyond simple career interference or character assassination. Bill Maher has been trying to keep a low profile concerning his background for fear of discrimination; he is half-Jewish and living in a low-key homosexual relationship. However, due to the silence of so many people who must know something of the 9/11 operation and won’t come forward it can be assumed that physical threats are part of the equation. When an agent of the government assures a person that he and his family will disappear, a secret can be maintained for enough years for the perpetrators to be clear of prosecution.

The seventh trait of fascism is obsession with national security. Fear is used as a tool to control the masses. The 3 World Trade Center skyscrapers blew up on live T.V. and the nation became so paralyzed with fear that they would allow any law to be passed that would protect them from the bearded terrorist in the cave on the other side of the world. The Bush administration rushed to remove all rights under the U.S. Constitution, which he referred to as “just a goddamn piece of paper”.

The use of religion to control people is another basic tool of fascist states. The most prevalent national religion is intertwined with politics to manipulate the population. Religious rhetoric is spouted from political leaders, even when the words don’t match the actions. America is fervently Evangelical Christian, a rabidly fundamentalist bible-thumping population; George Bush says God speaks through him, and probably has a good laugh in private since he cares more about beer, cocaine, and barbeques than any religious ideas. Everyone remembers the eight long years of the self-centered rambling of Bush sharing his thoughts about himself and reflecting on things about him.

The ninth trait of fascism is the business/government relationship and the protection of corporate power. The industrial powers and business aristocracy are the ones who put the government leaders in power and so the state and big business are one and the same. The origin of the word “fascist” comes from the Latin word “fasces” which means “bundle of sticks” and symbolized power through unity. A stick breaks when it is alone, but the Egyptians bound groups of sticks together with rope to make parts for some of their war weapons. The sticks became incredibly strong when tied in a circular bundle.

In a fascist state labor power is suppressed because the organizing power of labor is the only real threat to the regime. For this reason, labor unions are suppressed or eliminated. In the case of the U.S. they have been historically corrupted or infiltrated by mobsters. During Reagan’s presidency the Air Traffic Controllers’ Union went on a nationwide strike and the strikers were simply fired. The public didn’t complain because their vacation plans were more important than curtailing misuse of power. The North American Union so absent from the news includes plans for a superhighway from Texas to Canada right through the center of the continent so that ships from Asia can dock in Mexico in non-union ports, thereby destroying the Longshoreman’s Union. The trucks loading the cargo would have non-union drivers. The AFL-CIO would be worn-down by carefully-manufactured recessions and unemployment will end this possible source of resistance and the end game will be a government-manufactured worldwide depression so everyone will be too busy trying to get through each day to act against a lawless government. This most likely is scheduled for the 100th anniversary of the Federal Reserve Act in 1913 when the U.S. first gave up control of the national money supply to rich bankers and industrialists. It seems that power is a sentimental game to them since they are carrying on generations-old family traditions, a veritable Cosa Nostra of finance.

In fascist dictatorships there is also a concerted effort to suppress intellectuals, academics, and professors but the U.S. has learned well from the Nazis, who failed to hold onto some very valuable scientists like Einstein, who left Germany when the Jews began to be persecuted. They know that the education system has to be undermined from the bottom up: young people who have been through the American education system know almost nothing about other countries, and precious little about their own country. Yale, Harvard, and Princeton will still exist for the elite, but the general population can barely speak English.

All-powerful states become obsessed with crime and punishment – of other people of course; police agencies are given almost limitless powers to enforce laws. Besides the well-known mammoth bureaus like the CIA, FBI, IRS, DEA and ATF, there are approximately 18,760 separate police agencies in the U.S. and now they have added the Department of Homeland Security – to “Preserve our freedoms”. In Bushspeak, this means elimination of freedoms. To get to the truth behind the propaganda spouted by the White House, simply believe the opposite of what they say. Even as the towers were destroyed, Bush was on the airwaves proclaiming “Steps have been taken to protect the American people”. This was right out of Orwell’s 1984, where the calming voice of Big Brother assured the people that all was well and that the outside enemy was being dealt with.

The new PR man sitting on the White House throne, Barack Obama (a lawyer from the most corrupt political area in the U.S. – Chicago), has been installed as the new improved face of totalitarianism. He was hailed as the squeaky-clean savior that would fix the nation’s misery, but instead has confirmed the notion that it doesn’t matter if Democrats or Republicans are in power – the 13th trait of fascism comes into play: rampant corruption and cronyism. Groups of business associates and friends appoint each other to key positions and use governmental power and authority to protect each other from accountability. They are above the law, and in most fascist states they plunder resources and national wealth, shown in the sevenfold increase in futures trading on the Chicago Stock Exchange just before the 9/11 closure of the New York stock market. Inside knowledge made fortunes for those betting that airline stocks would plummet. This was one of the many objectives successfully accomplished by the 9/11 event. More recently, the Federal Reserve has simply been taking the money and sending it to Central Banks in Europe. One slush fund totaled 2.2 trillion dollars and when the Fed chairman was questioned by Congressman Alan Grayson as to which banks the money got the money, he refused to answer, first saying he couldn’t remember one name offhand.

The situation exists where people like Dick Cheney can commit the most horrendous war crimes, engage in high treason, cause the torture and killing of untold numbers of people and still be above prosecution. He said he didn’t recall 71 times when being questioned by the FBI about the Valerie Plane affair where Cheney revealed that she was a CIA agent. He got Scooter Libby to take the fall and Libby’s sentence was commuted by the White House. Cheney was never charged or placed under oath in front of a Grand Jury, just as he and Bush were not placed under oath by the 9/11 Commission. Cheney wouldn’t let Bush be separated and they spoke with the Commission in private only. They had to keep their stories straight because Junior would never last under questioning and his vice-president knew it. Bush was sweating it out, telling the press outside “I’ve got nothing to hide!” when they asked why they wouldn’t go under oath and testify separately.

Elections in fascist states are rigged – the U.S. included. Disinformation, smear campaigns, and distraction are common tools to sway public opinion. Corruption in the voting system has been long-entrenched in American politics. In the days of Joe Kennedy, he simply had the Mafia help JFK to get elected, since a Catholic would probably lose if some intervention wasn’t carried out. Of course, the fraud in Florida that got Bush elected is well-known. A coup was necessary when John Kennedy decided to become a man of the people, disband the CIA, and pull out of Vietnam at a time when the Military-Industrial Complex needed the war to stimulate the steel and arms industries. The assassination became necessary to let the politicians know who was boss. Lyndon Johnson was heard on Air Force 1 saying “it’s a plot, they’re going to get us all”…immediately after the coffin was loaded onto the plane. That quote never came to the surface until November 2009 in a book containing declassified information.

One more quote from Henry Kissinger is particularly descriptive of the way fear will continue to be used until the people will beg for a police state, just as laid out in the plan for the New World Order. Notice that he said this in the same year as the first World Trade Center bombing:

“Today, America would be outraged if UN troops entered Los Angles to restore order. Tomorrow, they will be grateful! This would especially be true if they were told that there were an outside threat from beyond, whether real or promulgated that threatened our very existence. It is then that all peoples of the world will plead to deliver them from this evil. The one thing that man fears is the unknown. When presented with scenario, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well-being granted to them by a World Government.” – Henry Kissinger, 1991