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Praetorianus June 2nd, 2018 8:03pm

Do you think it's quite possible the US will become a dictatorship within the near future (a generation or two)?

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Laserbeam Back soon
06/03/18 5:35 am

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06/02/18 11:27 pm

You mean it’s not already?😂

PrinceDaemon The Bloodwyrm
06/02/18 8:08 pm

Give it time, and it will. It inevitably will. Republics die with age.

06/02/18 6:37 pm

As long as we maintain our 2A, it will be very difficult

gluxford1 Arizona
06/02/18 6:08 pm

Yes. If the left gets their way I could see us going the direction South Africa is heading in.

phalnx Ohio
06/02/18 3:58 pm

No, we're not set up for that.

gow488 Seoul, Korea
06/02/18 3:43 pm

I think that would be rather unlikely but I suppose it’s still possible.

PeaceKeepaGirl advance democracy
06/02/18 3:20 pm

I think we will probably maintain the outward semblance of democracy even if that democracy becomes more and more a puppet show to justify rule by and for a wealthy elite.

HammeringMan Gods Away On Business
06/02/18 3:27 pm

When did that start.
Where will it end.
The financial enslavement inches along.
For some: Pay your fair share.
For others: Get your fair share.
For a few: Build a $4BB boat. Keep the change.

Gungnir Asator
06/02/18 3:46 pm

We won't keep democracy because we never had democracy.

orgblu10 Shamerica
06/02/18 2:51 pm

I don't consider two generations the near future, but I think it's a possibility within that time frame. Would the people of the U.K. have envisioned two generations ago, the state of their nation today? The number of Americans who seem to embrace the idea of a bigger and bigger, more controlling government are laying the foundation for it.

Praetorianus In the uncanny valley
06/02/18 4:13 pm

The UK? They have been free from tyranny since the Magna Charta 1215!
Other European countries have had dictators in the 20th century: Spain, Germany, Italy, Romania, Yugoslavia.
It's probably the British heritage that made us immune to tyranny.

Jazzy5 USA
06/02/18 2:13 pm

No.. The Clintons started the globalization of the US.
We came very close as Americans to losing our Nation to Globalization, not Dictatorship.

CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
06/02/18 2:17 pm

It started with FDR

Jazzy5 USA
06/02/18 2:23 pm

Let’s meet in the middle, 1990’s it was ramped up. Put on steroids..

CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
06/02/18 2:26 pm

Just sayin, it originated with FDR. Clinton certainly didn’t help

HammeringMan Gods Away On Business
06/02/18 3:32 pm

Started with the Federal Reserve. No the international control of our currency started long before that.

phalnx Ohio
06/02/18 3:57 pm

It started with FDR?! What was Woodrow Wilson, chopped liver? We've had at least loose ties and alliances with other nations since the Revolutionary War, which is why if you remove her robe, the Statue of Liberty has hairy armpits. Ooh la la!

HammeringMan Gods Away On Business
06/02/18 5:11 pm

John Jay single handedly sold us out to the European bankers. Just after the revolution.

PhxLibertarian Phoenix
06/02/18 1:52 pm

Not as long as the citizens are armed.

Praetorianus In the uncanny valley
06/02/18 2:19 pm

I'd say not as long as the military and National guard don't swear allegiance to a wannabe dictator.
Our pea shooters won't do much against our modern military.

PhxLibertarian Phoenix
06/02/18 3:48 pm

There is something like 100 million gun owners owning over 300 million guns.

Imagine if just 3% of the population went into revolt. That would be almost 10 m armed revolutionaries. The us military would be overwhelmed by the sheer number of combatants. The dictator would fall in months, maybe weeks.

Praetorianus In the uncanny valley
06/02/18 5:14 pm

Let's hope this will never be put to test.

doober72 Vidalia, Ga.
06/02/18 1:42 pm

If Democrats are allowed to have their way, then, yes.

Liberty 4,032,064
06/02/18 1:32 pm

Yes; as the ignorant grow in number and clamor for governments to become more and more involved against their lives.

Praetorianus In the uncanny valley
06/02/18 1:05 pm

Unlikely. It's been avoided for almost 250 years.
The only question is how long it will take on this poll until someone claims "we already are" 😜

CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
06/02/18 1:08 pm

I can make that happen!


CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
06/02/18 1:08 pm



CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
06/02/18 1:20 pm

Damnit too late. Dreaming beat Adam

06/02/18 2:19 pm

13 minutes since your post