Dictatorship definition: a country, government, or the form of government in which absolute power is exercised by a dictator. A dictator can be a single person or an autocrat, a small group of people or an oligarchy, or a large group of people or a democracy. In a dictatorship those who do not have power do not have any rights unless granted to them by the ruler. The law is that as stated by the ruler and can change as the ruler dictates.
Our founders discussed forming a democracy or a republic. They chose republic because they wanted the law to be the dictator and not people. A republic must have a constitution. That constitution can be written or understood. Our founders chose a written constitution despite the additional, and at time contentious, efforts. A republic is also defined by the principle that all individuals have the same rights. Those in power do not have greater rights than do the others. If a ruler has freedom of speech, so does everybody else. If a ruler is to receive due process of law, so does everybody else.
Our Bill of Rights came about because it was determined that the rights of all must be specified. The Ninth Amendment was added because our founders knew that not all of the rights of the people could not be listed, so they stated that the rights of the people were not limited just to those stated.
A democracy, being a form of a dictatorship, does not recognize rights of the minority nor does it recognize equality under the law. In a democracy, the majority believes it is their right to limit for instance speech, right to assemble, right to worship God, right to life, right to property, and other rights they believe violate the principles of the majority.
Dictatorships insist on conformity of thought. This is why you will witness censorship, restrictions on speech, and indoctrination by the state, especially indoctrination of the children. Dictatorships insist on control of groups assembling. Unless the purpose of the assembly is to promote the dictatorship, it becomes the goal of the dictatorship to use whatever means necessary to stop the assembly.
Karl Marx said that the ruler during his transition period, or that period where the society is transforming from a capitalist society to a communist society, the society must be ruled by a dictatorship or what Marx called the “Dictatorship of the Proletariat.” This would, Marx and Engels believed, be a democracy.
The transition period that Marx said must take place to transform capitalism into communism is the same transition referred to by Michelle Obama when on May 14, 2008 she said, “We are going to change our conversation, we’re going to change our traditions, our history, we’re going to have to move into a different place as a nation.”
It is the same transformation Barack Obama stated would happen when on October 30, 2008 he said, “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.”
Today, in the United States, we have calls to continue the transformation of Marx, the Obama’s, Sanders, Warren, Buttigieg, and in general the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats). What all Freedom Loving Americans must ask is if we are willing to accept the transition under the “Dictatorship of the Proletariat,” or do wish to keep the Republic our founders gave us. If your choice is the latter, you must learn about this transformation and what it means. You must then begin to set brushfires of freedom in the minds of Americans.
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