I get accused of not liking Republicans...Not true. I just can't find any of them in National Leadership positions. Well, sure, there are some posers wearing elephant hats, tooting horns, and dancing around at the big conventions, but those are human sheep, not Republicans.
Dwight D. Eisenhower was a Republican. Abe Lincoln was a Republican...a good man, even if he was a lawyer. It happens.
President Eisenhower was hated fascists. He fought real ones , like Mussolini in Italy, who dissolved the elected house of government and installed a board of corporations to govern Italy. Fascism is the consummated marriage of Corporations and government, and it happens when slime ball politicians simply act as agents of corporations instead of the people in a country. You can tell it's happening when elected officials suck up to big corporate donors with money, instead of you and me.
The path from "We, the people" to "Welcome to Wal-Mart" is a short one. You'll notice that those nice mom and pop stores where you get good service disappear and are replaced by people selling the same old furniture over and over. "Stores" pop up down the road where the Smith farm used to be and there's just one of them with retired people and minimum wage just out of high schoolers running cash registers that a third grader could handle.
All this takes is an absent media. Without the outrage of a crusading newsman, we wind up with talking heads who read the pr firm talking points scrolling up the prompter. ..
"The President must violate the Constitution in this time of undeclared war, you see. I don't care what some bleeding heart Liberal says about Law and Order and the Constitution, It's time for us to lube up and bend over so the President can get on with World war III, and do what's right for the country." Say the talking heads.
If there were any republicans left in America, they would be the first to be outraged. Barry Goldwater was a conservative's conservative and he knew what fascism looked like. He was outraged at FBI spying on private Americans.
Abe Lincoln was the first Republican President. Compare old Abe's views on racism to modern "republican" George Allen of "Macaca" fame. "Welcome to our country" George said to a young man who had been born right there in the county George was campaigning in. George was born in California, and repeatedly called the young man a slang word for monkey.
Here are some comparisons of today's republicans to a real republican.
"We use FISA still -- you're referring to the FISA court in your question -- of course, we use FISAs. But FISA is for long-term monitoring. What is needed in order to protect the American people is the ability to move quickly to detect [with warrantless surveillance]." - George W. Bush, December 2005
"Let every American, every lover of liberty, every well wisher to his posterity, swear by the blood of the Revolution, never to violate in the least particular, the laws of the country; and never to tolerate their violation by others." - Abraham Lincoln, from the January 27, 1838 Lyceum Address
Here's what Abe said about fascism...
"Corporations have been enthroned. An era of corruption in high places will follow and the money power will endeavor to prolong its reign by working on the prejudices of the people...until wealth is aggregated in a few hands...and the Republic is destroyed." - Abraham Lincoln, November 21, 1864, letter to Colonel William F. Elkins
I recommend you check out this post that has several comparison quotations. You mightunderstand why I don't like these people who are actually Not republicans...And why the need a "Stepford" press to get away with stealing our country...
And by the way,,,Abraham Lincoln wrote his own stuff. Can you imagine if George Bush wrote his own speeches?