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|“We’ve slipped away from a true Republic. Now we’re slipping into a fascist system where it’s a combination of government and big business and authoritarian rule and the suppression of the individual rights of each and every American citizen.”—Texas Congressman Ron Paul|
William L. Shirer, author of the monumental The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, noted back in the early 1970s that America may be the first country in which fascism comes to power through democratic elections.
Most police states come about through the democratic process with majority support. And their leaders, much like those today, come into power citing platitudes of religion, morality and order, asking us to put blind faith in the government. “But,” as journalist Daniel Kurtzman recognized, “when the government abuses that trust and begins to stamp out the freedom of dissent that is the hallmark of a democratic society, can there be any turning back?”
Indeed, anyone looking for black shirts, mass rallies or men on horseback will miss the telltale clues of what professor and former presidential advisor Bertram Gross calls “creeping fascism.” If and when the authoritarian state rears its head in America, it will not be the goose-stepping variety that we saw in Nazi Germany. Indeed, as Gross writes in his book Friendly Fascism (1980), “it will be super modern and multi-ethnic—as American as Madison Avenue, executive luncheons, credit cards, and apple pie. It will be fascism with a smile.” And television will probably be its most important vehicle.
Faced with an increasingly authoritarian government that has at its disposal the technology to nudge us in the direction it desires us to go—and an American people increasingly willing to forfeit their civil liberties for security and expedience—it is evident that our God-given freedoms are in a perilous state. In fact, I can only echo Gross’ concern when he says, “As I look at America today, I am not afraid to say that I am afraid.”
Yes, I worry about what the future holds for our country. But we cannot afford to allow fear to paralyze us. More than ever, we need to stand strong in defense of our freedoms.
To waver now, when so much hangs in the balance, will mean the downfall of all we hold dear. That’s why I hope you will take a moment to show your support for The Rutherford Institute and the many faith and freedom battles we are fighting on your behalf. We can’t do this without you.
Please do whatever you can today to help us wage and win these critical battles for our faith and freedoms.
From the front lines of the fight for our religious freedoms, I remain,
John W. Whitehead
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Founded in 1982 by constitutional attorney and author John W. Whitehead, The Rutherford Institute is a civil liberties organization that provides free legal services to people whose constitutional and human rights have been threatened or violated.
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