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Friday, November 21, 2014

The End of the Republic

About nine years ago I was driving home with some friends from a party--memory fails me what it was, perhaps a wedding--as discussing current and future events. One of my friends made the seemingly bold prediction that we would see a dictator ruling the country within our lifetimes. I won't say that we laughed it all off--we all entertained it as a possibility, if not the most likely one.

The way things are going, we may not need to wait to the end of our lifetimes. I don't think we're going to get an absolute dictatorship during this presidency--though we may move closer than we already have--but there have been a few actions taken which should give cause for concern. The recent executive action on immigration is a part of it, but the problems began far before this (starting with giving unparalleled control of the federal government to the statist faction ironically named the "Democrat" party after the 2008 elections). A republic, a polity, can thrive only as long as the virtues of it people; and when it falls, expect a tyrant to replace it.

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