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If GOP Takes Congress, Time To Unleash ‘Fascism’

The anticipated red tsunami didn’t hit the U.S. in the midterm elections, which is a disappointment. Even so, beginning next year the Republicans will probably have a majority in the House and likely 50 lawmakers or, possibly, even a slight majority of 51 in the Senate.

If what the Democrats and their propagandists in the media have been saying for years is correct, we’ve now entered America’s fascist stage. It’s a lie, of course, but let’s play along and take a look at what to expect from this coming regime of “fascism.”

What will it take to get voters to understand that the left is a virus and we fascists are, to quote Agent Smith from “The Matrix,” “the cure”?

First of all, let’s note that Republicans, er, “fascists,” can push their agenda even if they know it will be stopped by the Democrat “anti-fascists” in the Senate. Not to mention Joe Biden’s anti-fascist veto pen.

From this, we should expect at least a shrinking of government, or an agenda that blocks its growth. National Review’s Jim Geraghty, writing in the Washington Post, reports that on the first day of Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s GOP-led House, “legislation to rescind the permanent appropriation for 87,000 new Internal Revenue Service employees” will be introduced.

How fascist of the Republicans to try to take the boot of government off Americans’ necks! Any anti-fascist would of course expand the government and minimize liberty.

We should also expect the Grand Old Fascists to return to the deregulation worklist that was started by Donald Trump. The same with tax cuts, which are so fascistic that they limit government’s reach and empower private citizens.

As fascists, we further anticipate Republicans to push policies that free rather than restrict energy production, and that decrease U.S. reliance on foreign sources.

Isn’t this what fascists always have done?

We can also see the Republicans working within the limits on Washington set forth by the Constitution – that most fascistic document of all – and unfolding its “freedom agenda,” a gateway to “preserve American culture, restore American strength, and return America to prosperity.”

Meanwhile, those anti-fascist Democrats, with their husk of a man still in the White House, will agitate for executive orders that are nothing but law enacted by fiat rather than duly legislated. These diktats will include declaring a climate crisis, further federalizing election law (to rig all future elections for Democrats), and increasing censorship of free speech.

They will continue to co-opt the press as a means to establish a state media friendly only to Democrats, resist efforts to keep government from intruding into private matters, seek greater control over businesses, and tacitly, and sometimes openly, promote political violence, and use the Justice Department to ruin and subjugate their political enemies.

The Constitution will mean nothing to them – it’s just an impediment to their objectives.

Fascism is a form of socialism, so tell us who the real fascists in America are.

Are they from the party that supports less government and greater liberty (even if the reality isn’t always matched by the rhetoric)? Or are they from the party that has for decades chipped away at freedom; promoted dependence on government; and worked nights, weekends, and holidays to create a collectivist governing system while increasing its power over a nation?

The answer is obvious, but it seems that not enough voters caught on to the Democrats’ word tricks and took this chance to throw the bums out in the sort of free and open election that could never take place in a truly fascist regime.

That doesn’t mean they, along with the media, won’t continue to screech about fascism, and white supremacy. They will, because that’s who they are – the real fascists.

— Written by the I&I Editorial Board

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    …The Biden administration has buried taxpayers and businesses under a flurry of new regulations that cost the U.S. economy more than $309 billion and exacerbated inflation, according to a new analysis.

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    The abundance of rules issued by federal agencies with little fanfare comes as businesses are already getting squeezed over the highest inflation in roughly 40 years. The costs of complying with these administrative directives are passed along to consumers. A study by the U.S. Chambers of Commerce estimated that the total cost for Americans to comply with federal regulations is larger than $1.8 trillion, more than the gross domestic product of Mexico.

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