16 Signs That You Live In A Tyranny

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Now I’m not saying we are all living in a tyranny just yet, but read these 16 signs and ask yourself it they all don’t strike pretty close to home. Now what do you do? You can just sit back and keep watching TV and buy into its position that all is well with the world and our society or you can educate yourself to the events of the day and try to make your fellow citizens understand that the USA is sliding into dangerous waters. It’s up to you.

Jim

16 Signs That You Live In A Tyranny

by Jon_Roland

Tyranny is an important phenomenon that operates by principles by which it
can be recognized in its early emerging stages, and, if the people are vigilant,
prepared, and committed to liberty, countered before it becomes entrenched. The
methods used to overthrow a constitutional order and establish a tyranny are
well-known. However, despite this awareness, it is surprising how those who have
no intention of perpetrating a tyranny can slip into these methods and bring
about a tyranny despite their best intentions. Tyranny does not have to be
deliberate. Tyrants can fool themselves as thoroughly as they fool everyone
else. Here are the top 16 signs that you are living in a tyranny or heading that
way. Many thanks to Jon Roland for submitting this list (the original of which
is here).

Signs-
1. Control of public information and opinion: It begins with withholding
information, and leads to putting out false or misleading information. A
government can develop ministries of propaganda under many guises. They
typically call it “public information” or “marketing”.

2. Vote fraud used to prevent the election of reformers: It doesn’t matter
which of the two major party candidates are elected if no real reformer can get
nominated, and when news services start knowing the outcomes of elections before
it is possible for them to know, then the votes are not being honestly
counted.

3. Undue official influence on trials and juries:
Nonrandom selection of jury panels, exclusion of those opposed to the law,
exclusion of the jury from hearing argument on the law, exclusion of private
prosecutors from access to the grand jury, and prevention of parties and their
counsels from making effective arguments or challenging the government.

4. Usurpation of undelegated powers: This is usually done with popular
support for solving some problem, or to redistribute wealth to the advantage of
the supporters of the dominant faction, but it soon leads to the deprivation of
rights of minorities and individuals.

5. Seeking a government monopoly on the capability and use of armed force:
The first signs are efforts to register or restrict the possession and use of
firearms, initially under the guise of “protecting” the public, which, when it
actually results in increased crime, provides a basis
for further disarmament efforts affecting more people and more weapons.

6. Militarization of law enforcement: Declaring a “war on crime” that becomes
a war on civil liberties. Preparation of military forces for internal policing
duties.

7. Infiltration and subversion of citizen groups that could be forces for
reform: Internal spying and surveillance is the beginning. A sign is false
prosecutions of their leaders.

8. Suppression of investigators and whistleblowers: When people who try to
uncover high level wrongdoing are threatened, that is a sign the system is not
only riddled with corruption, but that the corruption has passed the threshold
into active tyranny.

9. Use of the law for competition suppression: It begins with the dominant
faction winning support by paying off their supporters and suppressing
their supporters’ competitors, but leads to public officials themselves engaging
in illegal activities and using the law to suppress independent competitors. A
good example of this is narcotics trafficking.

10. Subversion of internal checks and balances: This involves the appointment
to key positions of persons who can be controlled by their sponsors, and who are
then induced to do illegal things. The worst way in which this occurs is in the
appointment of judges that will go along with unconstitutional acts by the other
branches.

11. Creation of a class of officials who are above the law: This is
indicated by dismissal of charges for wrongdoing against persons who are
“following orders”.

12. Increasing dependency of the people on government: The classic approach
to domination of the people is to first take everything they have away from
them, then make them compliant with the demands of the rulers to get anything
back again.

13. Increasing public ignorance of their civic duties and reluctance to
perform them: When the people avoid doing things like voting and serving in
militias and juries, tyranny is not far behind.

14. Use of staged events to produce popular support: Acts of terrorism,
blamed on political opponents, followed immediately with well-prepared proposals
for increased powers and budgets for suppressive agencies. Sometimes called a Reichstag
plot.

15. Conversion of rights into privileges: Requiring licenses and permits for
doing things that the government does not have the delegated power to restrict,
except by due process in which the burden of proof is on the petitioner.

16. Political correctness: Many if not most people are susceptible to being
recruited to engage in repressive actions against disfavored views or behaviors,
and led to pave the way for the dominance of tyrannical government.


“No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of
the American public.” — H.L. MENCKEN

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