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Virus mandates, parents as domestic terrorists are all attempts at the Complete Federalization of every aspect of life in these United States. I want you to drop down to Reference number 5, (Anti-Federalist No. 33, Federal Taxation and the Doctrine of Implied Powers (Part II) (Brutus essay No. VI) – 27 December 1787,) where, although talking about taxation, the level of detail that Brutus writes about is encroachments of government in our time. So Citizens of the various States in the Republic, What is next?
What about ‘health care’? Where is it that service corporations, hospital systems, have greater rights than people that work there or those served by the system? How is it that State governments are codifying, giving these businesses greater rights than the Citizens of the State in violation of a States Constitution Bill of Rights?
What about ‘education’? How is it that the Department of Justice can initiate threats of domestic terrorism against Citizens for those Citizens acting and Constitutionally petitioning to hold the locally elected accountable?
What about ‘religion’? First one must distinguish between what is religion? Environmentalism is religion. Statism is religion. Oh, remember my program ‘Polytheism the Official United States Religion.’ Yet, the actions of Complete Federalization of religion set the determination of what is a ‘religious exemption’ in respect to statist mandates for controlling diseases.
On this program I discuss further this Complete Federalization of America through corporatism.
On my second trip to Venezuela, I witnessed how Chavez’s Completed Federalization – Nationalization of all things. During that trip he ousted all US oil company personnel and kept the assets. He unreservedly consolidated all business, all things, into government. I was there when all was established with mechanisms that set regions as economic entities and people groups as components in those entities, while defining the boundaries of business rights over the people.
Was Chavez a socialist? A Communist? Or was he a Corporatist in the fashion that Benito Mussolini defined;
‘Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power.’
In this program I am looking harder at the statement made by President Trump that ‘America will never become a socialist country.’ But what about a ‘Corporatist Country’?
In the section further down, I expand some of the references with key quotes and definitions as I take you through how ‘corporatism’ is the mechanism of controlling life at the State and even local level. A prime example in Ohio is the Vax Mandate legislation (HB 435) being rammed through by the Republican Leadership. That Ohio House Leadership, by virtue of their donors list, are owned by the corporatist, which they are attempting to protect and legislate special rights for these entities over the Ohio Article I Constitutional Rights of the Citizens. Corporatism? See the definition in the References section.
Quotes for You to Follow
My desire is that you not only listen to the podcast / video but that you dig into the references further down. Here are just a few quotes from the various references to arouse your interest. Can you picture the framework we are assembled in?
‘We let someone else decide what’s in and what’s out in clothes, cars, hairstyles, soft drinks, etc. We are more than willing to follow the trendsetters. We let someone else decide who gets to run for office and gets elected to office at local, state, and national levels. We don’t have time to waste on politics although we can find time to complain about the stupid decisions that politicians make and the taxes we have to pay to support them. We let someone else decide what kind of society we are going to have, which types of behavior are socially acceptable and which are not, what’s moral and ethical and what’s not.’ from Corporatization of America
‘The various interest groups interact with one another, and with the legislative and executive branches of the governments, in national (occasionally also regional) systems of interest intermediation, the organization of which follows distinct patterns. These patterns depend, among other things, on the respective intensities and traditions of democratic and parliamentary government, and state interventionism. They usually oscillate between the two poles of more liberal and market-oriented pluralism, and more regulated and institutionalized corporatism, be it in the authoritarian ‘state-corporatist’ tradition (mostly of fascist extraction) or in the democratic variant of ‘societal corporatism’ or ‘neocorporatism.’ from History of Interest Groups
‘Corporatism as well as the quasicorporatist functions of the ‘iron triangles’—since the economic crisis of the 1970s—seem to have been significantly weakened by the increased tendencies toward fragmentation and segmentation, of interests and politics, under the impact of decentralization and deregulation, loss of membership, ‘new lobbyism,’ and the emergence of new public interest groups. This is particularly the case in the USA, where in the late 1980s about 18,000 associations (and 7,000 lobbyists) were registered before Congress, in comparison with around 1,350 in Germany (cf. Petracca 1992).’ from History of Interest Groups
‘Although American citizens usually identify with several groups—their occupation, religion, educational background, and social and cultural preferences—those groups must pursue political influence in a financially driven, competitive system of associations, interest groups, and lobbying organizations. While voters are corralled into geographical representation and the two-party system, financially driven, group-based lobbying on behalf of particular industries flourishes. At the level of lobbying, corporate organization and political activity is easy wherever money flows freely; accordingly, many of our group interests go unrepresented. Our system is one of dilapidated corporatism—corporatism for me but not for thee.’ from Corporatism for the Twenty-First Century
‘Corporatism is collectivist; it is a different version of collectivism than socialism but it is definitely collectivist. It places some importance on the fact that private property is not nationalized, but the control through regulation is just as real. It is de facto nationalization without being de jure nationalization.
Although Corporatism is not a familiar concept to the general public, most of the economies of the world are corporatist in nature. The categories of socialist and pure market economy are virtually empty. There are only corporatist economies of various flavors.’ from The Economic System of Corporatism
‘Under crisis conditions, all the forces normally obstructing the development of U.S. corporatism diminish. Since the early twentieth century, in the national emergencies associated with war, economic depression, rapid and accelerating inflation, or large-scale labor disturbances, the national government has responded by adopting policies that consolidate power at the top and extend the scope of its authority. With power more concentrated and more actively employed, the incentive is greater for latent private-interest groups to organize, increase their membership, suppress their internal disputes, and demand a voice in policy-making.’ from Quasi-Corporatism: America’s Homegrown Fascism – Crisis Promotes Political Organization and Bargaining
Limited Hope based on Federalism and Constitutionalism;
‘Because the United States began as a confederation of sovereign states, its Constitution of 1787 gave special status to the representation of sectional interests, distinguishing citizens according to the state government that had jurisdiction over them. The Constitution took no explicit account of the interests associated with various functional economic groups—farmers, sailors, merchants, and so forth. Our system of federalist checks and balances was supposed to solve the problems of rivalrous functional interests by recognizing the police powers of the separate state governments and, within the national government, by establishing three separate but interdependent branches. This plan was intended to frustrate any schemes promoted by economic factions, at least at the national level. For a century and a half the system worked more or less as intended, but it was never completely successful.’ from Crisis and Quasi-Corporatist Policy-Making: The U.S. Case in Historical Perspective
DOJ against Citizens and Civility
As you should be gathering by now, in a crisis corporatism will exhaust itself in taking advantage of power plays. We are seeing the attempt at Complete Federalization of Education through a lobby organization operating without consideration of Constitutionalism. So, what right does the DOJ have coming against parents holding their locally elected accountable for indoctrination of students.
As with the above concepts of Quasi-corporatism in America, if you have not seen enough from the media circus on the DOJ pandering to special interests, I have a few links in the References for you to check out.
More importantly, it is incumbent upon all Citizens to exercise proper civility in challenging the elected. That does not mean that parents should not be emotionally charged over the indoctrination of their children. Citizens in the Founding Era could get quite emotionally charged and they had full clarity of Biblical truth on this from the pulpits too. But again, we stopped teaching what true civility is from the pulpits and the civility of civics in the public square.
In respect to a basic considerations of this topic, I believe that this is a very good read: The Complexity of Civility and Citizenship.
Now to understand civic civility from a Foundational Biblical perspective, go to the References below. I don’t much trust anything other noteworthy person than what I’m giving you at this point. Granted there are others who write on the topic but…. Not as well.
Constitutionalism or Reformation
The answer, if the subtitle was a question is: Reformation in the churches and culture to ensure the understanding and application of Constitutionalism. I’m keeping this simple and reminding you of Madison and John Adams similar statement that ‘This Constitution is ONLY for a moral and religious people.’
Get the Reformation in the churches back to our Founders understanding of ‘Applied Reformation Truth and Principles,’ then Constitutionalism will be able to get back on course. Enough on that for now.
Ohio Constitution Project
I am part of a team developing a course on the Ohio Constitution. This course is as the national project by the Institute On The Constitution to ensure that there is a solid lecture series for each State.
For Ohio, to complete the printing and shooting the videos that will be associated with this course we need to raise $10,000.00 total. We have $1,000.00 in the kitty now so we need to raise $9,000 more. Contact me for the address to the Institute On The Constitution who holds the money in escrow for this effort.
Please see this page for more details on this Ohio and National Progects.
Because you keep asking –
1. Mussolini Quote with background by Dan Casey
2. Quasi-Corporatism: America’s Homegrown Fascism – Crisis Promotes Political Organization and Bargaining, by Robert Higgs, Sunday, January 1, 2006
‘The closest peacetime experiment, under the National Industrial Recovery Act during 1933–35, did not work and was collapsing of its own weight when the Supreme Court put an end to it.’
‘Nevertheless, recent American history has brought forth a multitude of little corporatisms, arrangements within subsectors, industries, or other partial jurisdictions. They have drawn on both national and state government powers.They operate effectively in the defense sector, in many areas of agriculture; in many professional services, such as medicine, dentistry, and hospital care; and in a variety of other areas, such as fishery management and urban redevelopment. These abundant “iron triangles” normally involve well-organized private interest groups; government regulatory, spending, or lending agencies; and the congressional subcommittees charged with policy oversight or appropriations. A political economy in which such arrangements predominate, as they do in the United States, is commonly called interest-group liberalism or neopluralism. (Elsewhere I have followed Charlotte Twight in calling it participatory fascism.) But it might just as well be called disaggregated neocorporatism or quasi-corporatism.’
3. Number of various articles regarding Corporatism – Corporatism describes forms of associational behavior in which organizations are less competitive than in pluralism, and where certain types of interests—especially labor and capital—are status prioritized within the system of interest representation. From: International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2001
3. The Corporatization of America by John Ikerd, Professor Emeritus, University of Missouri
I do not agree with a large part of his solutions in the Revolution section of this presentation. He is an environmentalist that I could work with but, he has a number of progressive ideas that just rub my strict Constitutionalism and Reformed Theology with 24 grit sandpaper.
Now I do agree that we need to get back to the Jeffersonian Agriculture Economic Theory of Grow Local and redevelop local control.
4. Corporatism Is An American, Bipartisan Scourge by Saagar Enjeti, December 26, 2019|12:01 Am
5. Anti-Federalist No. 33, Federal Taxation and the Doctrine of Implied Powers (Part II) (Brutus essay No. VI) – 27 December 1787
‘This power, exercised without limitation, will introduce itself into every comer of the city, and country—It will wait upon the ladies at their toilett, and will not leave them in any of their domestic concerns; it will accompany them to the ball, the play, and the assembly; it will go with them when they visit, and will, on all occasions, sit beside them in their carriages, nor will it desert them even at church; it will enter the house of every gentleman, watch over his cellar, wait upon his cook in the kitchen, follow the servants into the parlour, preside over the table, and note down all he eats or drinks; it will attend him to his bed-chamber, and watch him while he sleeps; it will take cognizance of the professional man in his office, or his study; it will watch the merchant in the counting-house, or in his store; it will follow the mechanic to his shop, and in his work, and will haunt him in his family, and in his bed; it will be a constant companion of the industrious farmer in all his labour, it will be with him in the house, and in the field, observe the toil of his hands, and the sweat of his brow; it will penetrate into the most obscure cottage; and finally, it will light upon the head of every person in the United States. To all these different classes of people, and in all these circumstances, in which it will attend them, the language in which it will address them, will be GIVE! GIVE!’
6. Corporatism for the Twenty-First Century by Gladden Pappin – I use the chart in the podcast / video
7. Corporatism Wikipedia contributors. “Corporatism.” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 2 Oct. 2021. Web. 8 Oct. 2021.
8. The Economic System of Corporatism – San José State University Department of Economics
9. Crisis and Quasi-Corporatist Policy-Making: The U.S. Case in Historical Perspective By Robert Higgs
School Boards vs. Parents
1. Justice Department Addresses Violent Threats Against School Officials and Teachers, from the DOJ
2. Attorney General Garland is weaponizing the DOJ by using the FBI to pursue concerned parents and silence them through intimidation. By Jason Delgado, October 5, 2021
3. Yahoo News – I don’t normally look at but this is a nice list of articles starting with: Washington Examiner – Free Speech Threatened: FBI targets school board meetings
4. The Complexity of Civility and Citizenship, By Nayeli L. Riano – October 7, 2021
5. Sen. Hawley, Other Republicans Blast FBI for Targeting Outspoken Parents at School Board Meetings
Trusted commentaries on Civility from a Christian Perspective:
– Our Cultural Tongue, Posted on Tuesday, April 3, 2007 by Douglas Wilson
– That Decoupaged Chapter, Posted on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 by Douglas Wilson
– ‘The problem with contemporary politics is that people strike at one another according to party interests, and not according to the truth. Wallis is a partisan of the left, saying and doing what will help the Democrat get elected. If civility helps the Dems, he calls for civility. If screeching helps the Dems, he screeches.’ Before the Civility Fairy Twanged Him with a Wand, Posted onFriday, June 27, 2008 by Douglas Wilson