I received this email from Ted Keer:
I am surprised, shocked, to see Obama has indicted Dinesh D'Souza for his political documentary, Obama, 2016.
Conservative filmmaker behind anti-Obama documentary indicted for violating election law
There are three criteria under which a government becomes a dictatorship--when it forbids freedom of speech, when it forbids freedom of travel, and when it prosecutes political crimes.
The indictment of writer Dinesh D'Souza violates the First Amendment and is a prosecution of a political crime.
Remember that Attorney General Eric Holder wouldn't prosecute Black Panthers for wielding clubs against voters in Philadelphia, but he will prosecute this.
It is time for street protests.
My reply to Ted:
That's disheartening.... to say the least. I'm stunned that he would go that far.
There are a couple of other indicators that a country is veering into dictatorship: When the executive branch makes or changes laws without legislative input or refuses to enforce laws already on the books - the end of rule by law - and we continue to see more and more of that. Obama even takes it out to the stump and promises that he will act if congress won't (which makes me feel like he is testing the water for some kind of take-over). Another sign of a dictatorship is when a vote is no longer a real vote (as in when voters are not allowed to vote, or it is just a show vote, or rigged vote, or when voter fraud becomes significant - as with Senator Franken's election).
Intimidation of the press, loss of freedom of speech, loss of the power to vote in changes, abandoning the rule of law, the blatant disregard of the constitution, a pattern of bald faced on-going lies to the people by the president, lies to congress by top officials while under oath, use of federal agencies to spy on citizens without probable cause, use of the IRS to target political opponents.... With Congress behaving like a potted plant, I feel like he is testing how far he can go. It is a frightening feeling.
I see no hope for the country until the media finally realizes how bad things have become and get over their love affair with Obama and with Progressive politics.
When Obama won his second term, I bought a sailboat before the month ended. I'm now nearly finished outfitting it for long distance, deep water sails and will be leaving for an extended cruise to the South Pacific and points West in a few months. My Galt's Gulch