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America's democracy is morphing into a combination of a dictatorship, an oligarchy, and a developing police state

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In other words, a totalitarian system of government. This condition has been evolving right before our eyes and, yet, many Americans still can't seem to comprehend what is happening. America has undergone a slow but sure transformation of its democracy, a democratic republic, into this axis of power, control and intimidation.

We can dismiss and totally deny this notion but when we examine the current state of this country and its government there is no doubt that our democracy is, under siege. Of course, opinions such as this are of no real value on their own so let's provide facts and evidence to support that contention.

We need to view the America of today from two perspectives; one in which this transformation has been developing for decades and secondly how it is in great danger of greatly expanding under the rule of Mr. Trump and the Republicans.

The people of this country have seen Corporate America become extremely powerful and use its money, power and influence to take control of this government. We have heard that the banking industry "owns" Congress; that's a fact. While Corporate America was transferring this country's manufacturing sector, for the most part to China, its indentured servants in the Congress just looked the other way.

A large portion Congress is composed of politicians who submit to the directives that the masters of Corporatism issue. This president's cabinet is like a smaller version of Wall Street with Goldman Sach's influence being very prominent. If we think that inequality of income in America is bad right now just wait till those in power move ahead with their agendas.

We could accurately describe America as an oligarchy, one in which a relatively small portion of the richest and most powerful individuals in this country are in control and call the shots that determine the direction of this country.

In a democratic republic the U.S. Congress is charged with the responsibility of carrying out the will of the people. That is simply not happening as poll after poll indicates that the wishes of the American people on almost every key issue are not shared or being carried out by members of this Congress. Government of, by and for the people disappeared years ago.

A dictatorship and a developing police state go hand in hand in maintaining tight control over the people. This country has been traveling down that path for some time and now, with Trump in charge, there is no doubt that he has every intention of tightening that control.

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