Ellis Washington is a former staff editor of the Michigan Law Review and law clerk at the Rutherford Institute. He is a professor of Constitutional Law, Legal Ethics, and Contracts at the National Paralegal College, a counselor at the American College of Education, and a founding board member of Salt and Light Global. Washington is a co-host of "Joshua's Trial," a radio show of Christian conservative thought. A graduate of JohnMore ↓Less ↑
“Fascists” is a modern word for “heretic,” branding an individual worthy of excommunication from the [liberal] body politic.
For what we call liberalism – the refurbished edifice of American Progressivism – is in fact a descendant and manifestation of fascism.
~ Jonah Goldberg, “Liberal Fascism,” pp. 2-4
During the 1700s, America called them Loyalists, humanists, the Enlightened, Jacobins. During the 1880s-1930s, America called them Darwinists, Marxists, populists, secularists, socialists, atheists, progressives. During the red scare of the 1940s and ’50s, America called them socialists, unionists, communists and communist sympathizers. During the 1960s, America called them liberals, baby boomers, hippies, yippies, radicals, anarchists, community organizers, or red diaper doper babies.
During the ’70s, America called them Black Panthers, terrorists, bra-burners, gays, green anarchists, secularists, or simply traitors Whatever one calls members of the Democratic Party coalition, one enduring leitmotiv is crystal clear – those who embraced socialism were all fascists, or at least fascist sympathizers, and their progeny rules today in both parties in all three branches of government – legislative, executive, judiciary.
What is fascism? Fascism is a governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc., and emphasizing a totalitarian nationalism, state socialism and often racism.
I can’t think of a definition more opposite to true conservatism or America’s Judeo-Christian traditions than fascism. When the propaganda media call any doctrinaire conservative like Reagan or his policies fascist, know for sure you are witnessing liberal fascism via insipid propaganda whose major tactic is psychological projection – a defense mechanism and psychosis ascribing the evil motives or bad acts you believe in to your enemies.
Liberal fascist No. 1: Gov. Beverly Perdue, D-N.C.
The Constitution plainly dictates elections for the House be held every two years according to Article I, Section 2.
Liberal fascist No. 2: Peter Orszag
Peter Orszag, former White House budget director under Obama, in a New Republic column, cited growing “political polarization” in urging for radical change. “So what to do? To solve the serious problems facing our country, we need to minimize the harm from legislative inertia by relying more on automatic policies and depoliticized commissions for certain policy decisions. In other words, radical as it sounds, we need to counter the gridlock of our political institutions by making them a bit less democratic,” he wrote.
For many years I have written that America’s Founding Fathers and constitutional framers hated “democracy” and thought of it as “mobocracy” – rule by the mob, which is why the U.S. Constitution is purposely established on natural law principles of a republic.
Orszag is a typical D.C. hack and coward. Like Obama’s entire economic team (except for Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, whom Obama refuses to allow to resign) he saw that the economic ship, U.S. Titanic, was sinking fast and jumped ship after Tarp I, Tarp II, QE1, QE2, bailouts of Wall Street, the mortgage industry and unions, Solyndra green energy scams, crony capitalism and Obamacare – which, pursuing my metaphor further, is the visible iceberg Obama purposely steered America into in his stubborn, pathetic and failed attempts to preserve the lingering legacy of socialism and the Progressive Revolution.
The Progressive Revolution is dead, just like Obama’s political career will be 13 months from now.
Orszag, Obama and the entire Democratic Party have always hated the Constitution, particularly the Separation of Powers doctrine the framers enacted to keep power from vesting any one of the three branches more than the other. To vest all or most power in one branch of government is tyranny of the minority.
Liberal fascist No. 3: President Barack Obama
Facing increasing resistance to his economic proposals and diminishing prospects that Congress will pass other parts of his socialist agenda, President Obama told La Raza, a Hispanic group in Washington, D.C., last July 27 that regarding the immigration question, “I’d like to work my way around Congress.”
Translation: President Obama wants to circumvent the Constitution.â€¨â€¨ Later Obama doubled down on those treasonous statements: “As I mentioned when I was at La Raza a few weeks back, I wish I had a magic wand and could make this all happen on my own,” he proposed at a meeting of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. “There are times where – until Nancy Pelosi is speaker again – I’d like to work my way around Congress.” Obama gushed, “Some people want me to bypass Congress and change the laws on my own.”â€¨â€¨ Lest one thinks Obama is a tyrant, Obama conceded that “we’ve got laws on the books that have to be upheld.” But he promptly stated that there are multiple ways to maintain the laws on the books. “You know as well as anyone that … how we enforce those laws is also important.”
Translation: Over the past 40 years, the Democratic Party legalized the abortion of over 50 million of our future voters; now our only way to achieve new voters is by gutting the Constitution and granting amnesty for 30-plus million Hispanic illegal aliens.
Perdue, Orszag and Obama are three tragic examples of liberal fascism in modern times. Since the election of America’s first progressive president, Theodore Roosevelt (1901-09), and the ascendancy of the Imperial Presidency and American liberal fascism, every Democratic president and most Republicans (except for Harding, Coolidge and Reagan) over the past 110 years have gradually increased the power of leviathan government while deconstructing capitalism, natural law, natural rights, freedom and liberty of We the People, which no rational person could call anything other than liberal fascism.
Plato said it best: The price of apathy toward public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.