ICE and the Intelligence Agencies: Covert Consolidation of Government?

American fascism: one fell swoop, or small steps via gradual government centralization? (02-15-2018, updated 07-11-2018)  One of the elements of fascism is government consolidation. ICE really wants to join the intelligence community. Such centralization of government would give them access to more information and surveillance in their search for illegal immigrants.

American Democracy Is Only As Strong As Its Separation of Powers

(01-30-2017, updated 07-13-2018)  Will the legislative branch and the judicial branch hold up against authoritarianism? American democracy the checks and balances, the separation of powers over the three branches of government only work if everyone sticks to the rules. When you elect a president who doesn't play by the rules, he can replace it with a dictatorship.

How to Deal with American Authoritarianism When Crossing Internal Checkpoints as an Alien

(05-08-2013, updated 07-15-2018)  Are you and American citizen? Hmm, let me think... Earlier I was mad about the liberties police take daily in regular, non-threatening situations, and  that nobody has a problem with it. Not enough to say anything. Americans and your endless respect for authority! This, of course, is not completely true. The Rio Grande Valley borders on Mexico in southern Texas.