The collapse of the First American republic

It has been our contention the the First American Republic began to collapse about the time of the Reagan administration. Since then, fundamental assaults on the Constitution, economic equity and other factors have made the US a different place than it once was. For the moment we’re calling it an adhocracy but some readers may have stronger terms. (This is a work in progresss)


Federal judge okays NSA collecting your phone data

Supreme Court says all it takes is an anonymous 911 call to abolish 4th Amendment


From the Economic Collapse Blog (2014)

Today, approximately 20 percent of all children in the United States are living in poverty. Incredibly, a higher percentage of children is living in poverty in America today than was the case back in 1975.

Back in the 1970s, about one out of every 50 Americans was on food stamps. Today, close to one out of every six Americans is on food stamps. More than one out of every four children in the United States is enrolled in the food stamp program.

This chart, from the Center for American Progress, shows how recoveries from recessions have changed since the 1980s. The three top recoveries are from 1961 to 1982 and the bottom three are more recent, with the current one the worst.




2 thoughts on “The collapse of the First American republic

  1. The American Republic vanished long before Raygun.

    Hiroshima and the subsequent National Security Act of 1947 changed our form of government.

    The coup of November 22, 1963 was another turning point.

  2. The whole idea of a republic was flawed from the beginning. A bureaucracy and aristocracy created to defend the 1% from the ignorant masses is a long way from a democracy. I wouldn’t expect a corporate system designed to isolate the executives from customers and workers to last long and it should be obvious that the American republic suffers exactly that fatal flaw.

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