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Agenda 47

“The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerated the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than the democratic state itself. That in its essence is fascism: ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or any controlling private power.”

Franklin D. Roosevelt: 32nd President of the United States

“With a fascist the problem is never how best to present the truth to the public but how best to use the news to deceive the public into giving the fascist and his group more money or more power.”

Henry A. Wallace: 33rd Vice President of the United States

“Sure we’ll have Fascism here, but it will come as an anti-Fascism movement.”

Huey Long: 40th governor of Louisiana

“I’m afraid, based on my own experience, that fascism will come to America in the name of national security.”

Jim Garrison: Louisiana District Attorney


Introduction

Agenda 47

Trump’s Agenda 47 is a comprehensive roadmap for installing a fascist dictatorship in the United States; one that must be reckoned with and stopped. As detailed on his website, former President Donald Trump’s Agenda 47 raises profound concerns about the future of American democracy. This comprehensive plan not only jeopardizes constitutional principles but also poses a substantial risk to the justice system and fundamental rights cherished by citizens. I am not asking you to believe me, rather, read on and then verify that what I am offering is a reasonable summation of the words of the former President that he proudly publishes on his website for anyone to read and digest for themselves.

If you see what I see on Trump’s website, then I urge you to get political yourself. Join the movement against Trump’s Agenda 47 (if re-elected Trump would be the 47th President of the United States.) It is such a clever name for a presidential platform to destroy the United States as we know it.

Trump’s Agenda 47: Undermining Constitutional Foundations

Trump’s Agenda 47: Power Grab Through Impoundment

Former President Trump’s ambition to exploit the president’s Impoundment Power threatens the delicate balance between the executive and legislative branches, favoring corporate interests over the rights of ordinary citizens.

Civil Service Undermined

By dismantling the Civil Service system, Trump aims to replace it with a spoils system. Thus, compromising the impartiality of federal workers and putting their loyalty to the nation at risk.

Agenda 47: Erosion of Justice and Rights

Trump’s Agenda 47: Politicizing Law Enforcement

Trump’s explicit desire to tear down the ethical wall between the Department of Justice and the White House signals a dangerous politicization of law enforcement. Thereby, turning federal agencies into personal enforcers.

Vigilante Justice and Authoritarianism

Trump’s support for vigilante actions and the promise to pardon insurrectionists is a threat. It would set a concerning precedent. One that hints at a potential slide into authoritarianism with little regard for the rule of law.

Attack on Personal Freedoms

The proposal for concentration camps and plans to restrict personal decisions indicate a blatant disregard for individual liberties. This action is threatening the very core of personal freedoms Americans hold dear.

Trump’s Agenda 47: Suppressing Truth and Media Freedom

Media Control and Censorship

Trump’s push to alter libel laws mirrors tactics employed by authoritarian leaders throughout history. Such an act is a severe threat to the free press and the public’s right to unbiased information.

Social Media Manipulation

Attempts to limit the identification of foreign disinformation undermine the integrity of elections and democratic discourse, allowing external forces to manipulate public opinion.

Agenda 47: Education and Environmental Sabotage

Indoctrination in Schools

Trump’s plan to reshape education along right-wing lines risks stifling academic freedom and promoting biased narratives, potentially undermining the critical thinking skills of future generations.

Dismantling Environmental Protections

Gutting agencies like the EPA endanger the environment, disproportionately affecting working-class citizens and jeopardizing the health and well-being of communities across the nation.

Trump’s Agenda 47: Global Impact

Undermining Global Democracy

Trump’s proposals to abandon Ukraine, weaken NATO, and withdraw support for the UN jeopardize not only global democracy but also encourage autocratic regimes worldwide, posing a significant threat to the progress made over centuries.

The Path Forward: Defending Democracy and Defeating Trump’s Agenda 47

Voter Vigilance

Citizens must triple-check voter registrations, especially in states where purges have begun, to ensure participation in preserving democratic values.

Community Awareness

Spreading awareness among friends and family about the potential consequences of Agenda 47 is crucial for fostering a collective commitment to protecting democracy.

Advocacy for Democracy

Engaging in advocacy efforts, supporting organizations that defend democratic principles, and participating in peaceful protests become essential tools in the fight against authoritarian overreach.

Conclusion

Trump’s Agenda 47 poses a clear and present danger to the democratic fabric of America. As citizens, it is our collective responsibility to stand against these threats, protect constitutional values, and ensure that the hard-fought legacy of democracy endures for generations to come. The time for action is now.

By Politics-as-Usual

Roger is a retired Professor of language and literacy. Over the past 15 years since his retirement, Roger has kept busy with reading, writing, and creating landscape photographs. In this time of National crisis, as Fascist ideas and policies are being introduced to the American people and ignored by the Mainstream Press, he decided to stand up and be counted as a Progressive American with some ideas that should be shared with as many people who care to read and/or participate in discusssions of these issues. He doesn't ask anyone to agree with his point of view, but if entering the conversation he demands civility. No conspiracy theories, no wild accusations, no threats, no disrespect will be tolerated. Roger monitors all comments and email communication. That is the only rule for entering the conversation. One may persuade, argue for a different point of view, or toss out something that has not been discussed so long as the tone remains part of a civil discussion. Only then can we find common ground and meaningful democratic change.

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