The Rutherford Institute :: The Age of Authoritarianism: Government of the Politicians, by the Military, for the Corporations

Duty is the necessity to act out of reverence for the law.

==Immanuel Kant 

Let reverence for the laws be breathed by every American mother, to the lisping babe, that prattles on her lap—let it be taught in schools, in seminaries, and in colleges; let it be written in Primers, spelling books, and in Almanacs—let it be preached from the pulpit, proclaimed in legislative halls, and enforced in courts of justice.

And, in short, let it become the political religion of the nation; and let the old and the young, the rich and the poor, the grave and the gay (not sexually “gay”, but them too), of all sexes and tongues, and colors and conditions, sacrifice unceasingly upon its altars.

==Abraham Lincoln, Lyceum Address of 1838

America is at a crossroads.

History may show that from this point forward, we will have left behind any government_to_control_the_mindsemblance of constitutional government and entered into a militaristic state where all citizens are suspects and security trumps freedom.

Certainly, this is a time when government officials operate off their own inscrutable, self-serving playbook with little in the way of checks and balances, while American citizens are subjected to all manner of indignities and violations with little hope of defending themselves.

As I make clear in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, we have moved beyond the era of representative government and entered a new age—the age of authoritarianism. Even with its constantly shifting terrain, this topsy-turvy travesty of law and government has become America’s new normal.

Don’t believe me?

-The Age of Authoritarianism Government of the Politicians by the Military for the Corporations