Monday, July 31, 2006

It Can Happen Here

From It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis (1935):

Congress shall, immediately upon our inauguration, initiate amendments to the Constitution providing (a), that the President shall have the authority to institute and execute all necessary measures for the conduct of the government during this critical epoch; (b) that Congress shall serve only in an advisory capacity, calling to the attention of the President and his aides and Cabinet any needed legislation, but not acting upon same until authorized by the President so to act; and (c) that the Supreme Court shall immediately have removed from its jurisdiction the power to negate, by ruling them to be unconstitutional or by any other judicial action, any or all acts of the President, his duly appointed aides, or Congress.
Get it, read it, and tell me if you don't think it IS happening here.

4 Comments:

bluegrrrrl said...

Thanks for the suggestion--I'm going to pick up the book asap (although I don't need any convincing that we are living under a fascist regime)...

jae said...

I just ordered it with one click on Amazon. I generally devour books, and good ones get gobbled up pretty quick. I see it's 400 pages so it might take about a week.

If I may recommend a book to you, Farnsworth, pick up 'The Creature From Jekyll Island' if you haven't read it.

Also, see the film 'America - Freedom to Fascim'....we went this past Sunday and it's a big fat 'Holy Shit' of a film...

Beach Bum said...

Just found your great blog and will return often. And yes it is happening here.

Elizabeth Green said...

I know that Georgie thinks he's king, but I agree that people are deluded into thinking it can't happen here. We'll all be goosestepping and keeping our children out of the Bush Youth before the next 2 years & 5 months are over.