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History Lesson: Under Fascist Bush, Democrats Feared Tyranny

inkling_revival Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 11:44 AM
Sorry, but no, a central bank does not, in and of itself, make a government "fascist." That's just... silly. Central banks were common long before fascism arose, and are completely legal under the US Constitution.
Paulus Textor Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 1:45 PM
IR--No, certainly not I, claimed that a central bank, "in and of itself" makes a government fascist. But central banking is certainly an important aspect of a fascist (corporatist) economic system.

I would dispute the assertion that central banking is legal, under the Constitution. The Constitution allows the central government to "coin" (not print) money. It does not give the central government the power to establish a de facto monopoly in banking (or any other form of commerce).

Once upon a time, a group of people known as the "Democrats" expressed great fear of tyranny by government.This was a time long, long ago, when a man from a place called Texas, representing a people known as the Republicans, occupied the White House. Leaders of the Democrats feared tyranny by the Republicans and called the man from Texas racist, oppressive and tyrannical.

To refresh your recollection, we offer a few examples from the distant past:

Billionaire Democratic contributor George Soros. He said the George W. Bush White House displayed the "supremacist ideology of Nazi Germany" and that Bush's administration...