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Tue Jun 11, 2019, 09:29 AM

20. Yes, I agree, but they have been terribly mislead by the demagoguery.

I would put the decline in basic manufacturing jobs that provided gainful employment for high school and those of lesser education as the major factor. This is the group of people who have been affected the most by automation and globalization and most susceptible to manipulation. It is not limited to the United States, but throughout much of Europe and Asia. It is fertile ground for demagogues to make ridiculous claims that they can turn back the clock to the industrial revolution that produced massive employment. The situation will only intensify if corrective action is not taken to provide the necessary training and education to meet the demands of the information age. It is also during these period of transformation that religious extremism increases. The warning that fascism with come to America wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross is an accurate observation of what is transpiring in our life time.

There is also an important and crucial attempt by the Republicans to transform the presidency into an authoritarian office. This is not a new development, but one that has been seriously neglected by the free press. Under the title of the Unitary Executive Theory president Nixon, Reagan, both the Bushes and now Trump have pursued this fundamental destruction of the separation of power that the founding fathers knew was crucial from the presidency being transformed into a dictatorship no different in function from what they had accomplished by challenging the divine right of the monarchy.

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