Film Review:  Freedom to Fascism

Stephen Lendman

Posted Aug 3, 2006      •Permalink      • Printer-Friendly Version
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Freedom to Fascism

- A Must-See Film by Aaron Russo -

by Stephen Lendman

Aaron Russo has produced an important and powerful
documentary film titled Freedom to Fascism that should
be must viewing for everyone.  It’s now playing in
theaters in selective cities around the US and
hopefully will be shown abroad as well as what happens
in the most powerful country on earth affects all
others for better or worse.  No one seeing this film
will doubt it’s frighteningly for the worst. 

The film first focuses on the US Internal Revenue
Service showing that the federal income tax on an
individual’s wage-paid labor is illegal and
unconstitutional because there’s no law written
requiring that anyone pay it.  It also exposes the US
Federal Reserve System as a private for-profit banking
cartel owned and run by its member banks for their
benefit and at the expense of the public forced to pay
them interest on money they have no legal right to
print, put in circulation and control.  That’s because
it’s creation by the Federal Reserve Act of 1913
passed by Congress (in the middle of the night and
during the Christmas holiday break when many
legislators were gone) and signed into law by Woodrow
Wilson violated Article 1, Section 8 of the
Constitution that states (only) the Congress shall
have the power to coin (create) money and regulate the
value thereof. 

In 1935, the US Supreme Court ruled the Congress
cannot constitutionally delegate its power to any
other body or group.  By signing this outrageous act
into law, Woodrow Wilson did exactly that and violated
the law of the land in doing it.  He later admitted he
made a terrible mistake when he said:  (By doing it),
“I unwittingly ruined my country.”  Wilson had been a
distinguished professor of jurisprudence at Princeton
University where he later became its president before
becoming president of the United States.  Because he
was trained in the law, it’s more likely he knew full
well what he was doing but acted anyway
unconstitutionally in service to the powerful bankers
of his day.

The film goes further as well showing how our freedoms
are being eroded by fascist laws like the USA Patriot
Act that virtually by itself has eliminated most of
them and by George Bush’s power-grab giving himself,
on his say alone, the right to assume dictatorial
powers if he wishes.  He’s done it through his
excessive and abusive issuance of presidential
executive orders that essentially rewrite US law as he
chooses to do it.  Above all, he did it by claiming
the unchallengeable right to govern as a “Unitary
Executive” with the power to abrogate the separation
powers doctrine (implied but not specifically stated
in the Constitution), bypass the Congress and courts,
and act as he chooses to protect the national security
when he claims there’s a threat to it.  In effect,
he’s given himself the right, on his say alone and
with no evidence to back it up, to annul the
Constitution, declare martial law if he wishes, and
govern by presidential edict, assuming total power and
functioning as a dictator.  And he can do it if he
alone thinks it’s necessary to protect the national
security against a threat he may have only concocted
and likely will have.

The film also covers other important information
including how US elections are now routinely stolen by
government controlled manipulation and voter fraud
through easily rigged electronic voting machines with
no verifiable paper trail to assure an accurate and
honest count.  It also discusses the Orwellian Real ID
Act of 2005 the Congress passed to become effective in
May, 2008 requiring the states to meet federal ID
standards.  This law makes it mandatory for every US
citizen and legal resident to have a national identity
card (in most cases a person’s driver’s license) that
will contain on it a person’s vital and personal
information.  Once the law takes effect, no one will
be able to open a bank account or maybe even have one,
board an airplane, be able to vote or conduct many
other kinds of essential business without it. 

It may also become a requirement in the future that
this ID card contain a radio frequency identification
(RFID) technology computer chip that will be able to
track all the movements, activities and transactions
of everyone having one.  In Orwellian terms, this is
the ultimate dream of any government wanting police
state powers.  The fact that US law now mandates as of
May, 2008 that everyone have this type ID means this
country is on a fast track toward becoming a
full-blown national security police state subject only
to the limits, whims and wishes of those in power.

Go see this film and bring family and friends with
you.  Then go back and spread the word to others how
important it is that they too see it.  Everyone must
now understand that unless “we the people” act in our
own behalf to save our precious freedoms, we’ll awaken
one day soon to the reality that they were taken from
us while we weren’t paying attention.  Long ago Edmund
Burke explained it when he said: “All that is
necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to
do nothing.”  He only neglected to include women in
his important aphorism.

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