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America's Most Anti-Democratic Institution: How the Imperial Presidency Threatens U.S. National Security

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June 9, 2013   |  

Editor's Note:  This is the first article of a four-part series by Fred Branfman on the U.S. Executive Branch's military, police and intelligence agencies which have aggregated far more power, committed far more evil by destroying the lives of countless innocents, and operated far more illegally, than any other governing institution in the world today.

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The Executive Branch is also America's most undemocratic and thus unamerican institution. The U.S. Executive justifies its mass murder, incarceration of the innocent, authoritarianism, secrecy, deceit, lawlessness, spying, and prosecution of whistleblowers, the press and activists on the claim that it is protecting U.S. "National

Security." As this article and chart below it entitled "Experts Say U.S. Executive Secret War Harming U.S. National Security" demonstrate, however, the Executive's present campaign in the Muslim World is only the greatest of its many strategic failures to protect U.S. national security. It is in fact today endangering American lives and democracy as never before. A U.S. Executive Branch which constantly deceives its own people, robbing them of the "informed consent" required by the Constitution, cannot legitimately claim to rule in their names. And its citizens are under no moral obligation to obey or support it with their tax dollars, sons or daughters until such time as public and Congressional action have made it subject to truly democratic rule.

If you aren't familiar with Branfman's work, here's some background from his long-time colleague and collaborator,  Noam Chomsky  [3]: Branfman "worked for years, with enormous courage and effort, to try to expose what were called the "secret wars' [against Laos and Cambodia during the Vietnam War]. The secret wars were perfectly public wars which the media were keeping secret, government. And Fred "  finally did succeed in breaking through, and [helped prompt] a tremendous exposure of huge wars that were going on."

Many have expressed surprise that under President Obama - a former Constitutional Law Senior Lecturer who promised  transparency  [4], protection for whisteblowers  [4] and respect for  international law  [5] when running for office - U.S. Executive Branch agencies have:

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