You've probably seen this before, but let's take a serious look at it. This topic is not going to be a flame war, nor a Bush bashing thread. So leave out your terrorist sympathizer and dumb bush comments. I want this to be a debate over the validity of how these 14 signs of fascism apply to the US. http://www.rense.com/general37/char.htm We definately see this is the US, but this sign alone doesn't point to fascism, as many non-fascist states have this, but it does work to drum up support for the government. I don't think there's a question here. The Geneva convention has been violated many times with things like Abu Ghraib, Gitmo and the CIA torture prisons around Europe. No question here either for me. Terrorists are indeed a real threat, but they're a threat to every country, and Bush uses the threat of terrorism to scare the population into following his policies (isn't that itself terrorism?). The US definitely has domestic issues, and definitely gives more money to the military than anything else. In fact, over half the budget goes towards the war budget while only 7% is used for education. While job discrimination in the administration based on gender isn't present, everything else on that list is. This one's questionable. I don't think you can specifically apply it to the US and keep a strong case. If you disagree with this one, I'd like to have some of whatever you're smoking. While the US is still technically secular, saying that religion doesn't play a major role for the Bush regime would be like saying Starbucks isn't a coffee shop. Bush is very religious, and so are his followers. An army officer even called Tillman's family "unchristian" for mourning the death of their son. Every government has some level of corruption, and that will never be solved completely, but that doesn't mean the rampant corruption that we see today is acceptable. I think you can find a lot of examples of this happening today. Again, you can finds lots of examples of this. Dixie Chicks anyone? This isn't really a big thing yet though... No contest here. See Patriot Act, Patriot Act II, illegal phone taps, Habeas Corpus and the reading of people's mail without a warrant of any kind. Yes, this also applies to Bush. If you want an example, just look at Gonzales' testimony, where he said 'no hablo ingles' over and over. He embarrassed himself and the administration, but Bush just told him he was doing heck of a job. This one can be proved to a conpiracy theory at best, but the people who accuse Bush of stealing the elections arn't few in number. So, how do you think they apply to the US? Discuss!