It. Is. Definitely. Over.
by This Old Hippie - May 6, 2014
The Supreme Court just ruled that an upstate New York town’s practice of opening government meetings with sectarian prayers does not violate the constitutional protection that separates church and state. Therefore ending what the Founder’s largely based our Democracy on.
The U.S. Supreme Court decision to refuse to hear the Hedges, et al, case concerning Section 1021(b)(2) of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which permits the military to seize U.S. citizens and hold them indefinitely in military detention centers without due process, means that this provision will continue to be law. It means the nation has entered a post-constitutional era. It means that extraordinary rendition of U.S. citizens on U.S. soil by our government is legal. It means that the courts, like the legislative and executive branches of government, exclusively serve corporate power—one of the core definitions of fascism. It means that the internal mechanisms of state are so corrupted and subservient to corporate power that there is no hope of reform or protection for citizens under our most basic constitutional rights. It means that the consent of the governed—a poll by OpenCongress.com showed that this provision had a 98 percent disapproval rating—is a cruel joke.
These two rulings, (not to mention money-is-free-speech, free-speech-zones, corporations have more rights and protections than actual humans, only the children of the very wealthy can afford to go to college, the largest prison population in actual numbers and percentage of population in all of written history, the largest wealth gap in history, etc, etc, etc,) have officially ended government of, by, and for the people, and has forcefully legitimatized the fact that we are now an oligarchical/plutocratic fascist totalitarian corporately ruled state.
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