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Look what it's wrapped in and carrying

Arroyo Grande



“Fascism” is defined as the merger of corporate and state institutions. This is what we have evolved into and what Mitt Romney and the “hard right conservatives” will foster with their platform should they be successful in buying the White House in 2012.

Amazingly, there is no attempt on their part to mask their plans to run this country as a private corporation with the goal of maximizing the wealth and power of the already wealthy and powerful at the expense of the poor, the elderly, the most vulnerable by gutting the social safety net of Medicare and Social Security, eliminating unions that, by their collective numbers, advocate for the otherwise powerless individual workers of the country, and eliminating all regulatory agencies that protect the commonwealth against the pollution and corruption of self-serving private corporations and financial institutions.

All this they propose while they preach religion, patriotism, and morality to the rest of us. Just as Sinclair Lewis predicted in the mid 1950s: “When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.”

Pay attention to Romney’s actual program masked by the pseudo-patriotic, pseudo-religious songs and slogans, and do not vote against your, and our country’s, own best interests in November.

-- Istar Holliday - Arroyo Grande

-- Istar Holliday - Arroyo Grande

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