The powers amassed by each successive president through the negligence of Congress and the courts empower whomever occupies the Oval Office to act as a dictator, above the law and beyond any real accountability. In this episode of On Target, John W. Whitehead examines the presidential powers that will be inherited by the next president—powers which add up to a toolbox of terror for an imperial ruler.
Finding Trout In Your Milk?
“If we define an American fascist as one who in case of conflict puts money and power ahead of human beings, then there are undoubtedly several million fascists in the United States. There are probably several hundred thousand if we narrow the definition to include only those who in their search for money and power are ruthless and deceitful.” The Danger of American Fascism, Henry A. Wallace, 1944