Republicans are reaping the hate they have sowed

OlympiaMarch 9, 2013 

The Republicans are reaping all the hate and misinformation that they have sowed among conservative listeners for the last decades – convincing them that the government’s protections for minorities, the environment, the consumer or worker were somehow a threat to freedom, and to convince them to think of government as the problem and to turn power over to the rich and corporate private hands.

As Franklin D. Roosevelt warned us, “The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerated the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than the democratic state itself. That in its essence is fascism: ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or any controlling private power.”

We have only ourselves to blame if we continue to lose sight of the realization that the government is “we the people” and to work together, not to limit government’s responsibilities or its protections, but to rid ourselves of the controlling power of money to influence those writing out laws and tax codes.

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