2016: The Year Republicans Admitted They Want the U.S. to be a Fascist, Christian Theocracy

What gets lost in the media’s obsession with all things Donald Trump is the fact that the alternative to him is Sen. Ted Cruz, someone who I think is far more dangerous than “The Donald.” As I’ve said plenty of times before, Cruz is basically everything bad about Trump – but even more radical. At least with Trump you get a slight glimmer of common sense when it comes to health care and Social Security. Plus Trump isn’t exactly “Mr. Religious,” even if he’s pretending to be to pander for votes.



However, Ted Cruz is a religious radical who has a history of putting himself and his own ambitions before anyone else, including his own political party and the country. This is someone who’s so unpopular that he’s done what almost nobody in Washington has been able to do for years: he’s brought Democrats and Republicans together because both groups can’t stand him.

But having these two men as the top two candidates for the GOP openly tells us what kind of country conservative voters want to turn this nation into: A fascist Christian theocracy.

Both of these men are essentially different types of fascists. While Trump is more the prototypical “dictator-type,” Cruz is what I call a religious fascist. He’s even said in the past that the only way to “save” the United States is to turn it into a theocracy.

These are two men who are almost never honest, who’ve built the foundations of their campaigns on doing nothing more than pandering to hate, anger, bigotry and racism. Even when they’re called out directly to their face on something they said that was unquestionably not true, they simply accuse the person calling them out of being dishonest, then continue to lie some more. Both individuals are completely impervious to being fact checked because neither one operates within a realm of reality where “truth” matters at all. Which works well for them because most of their supporters couldn’t care less about things like facts or reality. These are people who simply want to be told what they want to hear.

The 2016 election has shown us all that Republicans want this nation to be run as a fascist, Christian theocracy. They want a propagandist who tells them mythical stories created to do nothing more than play to their fantasies. They want to be indoctrinated, told what to think and have the Bible rule over the Constitution. They want Muslims and immigrants (at least brown ones) out of the country. They want a “leader” who stands behind a podium preaching nationalism, hate and fear.



Aside from President Obama’s race, a big reason why so many hate him is because he’s not an idiot. This president is someone who sees the bigger picture and seems to understand that we’re living in a world where your capacity to outthink your opposition is just as important as the size of your military. Meanwhile, Republicans are sheep who respond to trigger words, simplified talking points and seem to believe that extremely complex problems are solved by solutions that sound like they came from the mind of a deranged 7-year-old Charlie Manson.

Right now the country is at a precipice in time that history will look back upon as either the moment we all stood up against this wave of fascist Christianity that’s threatening to take over the country, or the moment we stayed home on election day and allowed it to happen.

I certainly hope that when future generations of Americans look back on the 2016 elections, this year will be defined by tens of millions of Americans rising up against the biggest fascist threat this country has faced since Adolf Hitler ruled over Nazi Germany.




Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • tommytoons

    Hillary Vs.Trump, Hillary Vs.Cruz….now look at this…Bernie Vs. Trump, Bernie Vs. Cruz….which scenario would you prefer to be President? Hillary is someone who may be accomplished, but is she trustworthy? Is Trump? Is Cruz? Is Bernie? Weighting these contenders to be President, has caused, for the most part, my mind to develop an unavoidable conclusion….Bernie is the only one out of the three that I would trust to bring a trustworthy stewardship to running this country.

    • Sonny Brewer

      Oh yes, tommytoons…..I dream of waking up some morning and we will live under Communism…. Which is what Socialism is. I have one question for you… Do you recall the days of the Socialist Soviet Union…? If you don’t understand that, let me know, I will explain it for you in detail.

      • tommytoons

        No Sonny Brewer….Socialism is NOT Communism. Please look up these two forms of government in Wikipedia to see the difference. And yes, I remember the USSR, just as I have studied the difference between Socialism and Communism….since its apparent you have no understanding of these two…please allow me to explain in detail for you to have a clearer understanding!

  • Sonny Brewer

    My, my Allen Clifton, but aren’t we afraid of Christians. Real Christians do not kill people, but are very peaceful people… And please don’t go back to the days of the “Holy Roman Empire”.. THOSE PEOPLE WERE NOT CHRISTIANS… Christians follow God’s commandments. The Holy Roman Empire later known as the Catholic Church, they were not true Christians. The real Christians are the ones that broke away from the Catholic church AKA: Holy Roman Empire,.. The Holy Roman Empire are the ones that killed Christians and any one else that refused to accept their teachings… That is the reason God’s churches had to go into hiding. So get of you pedestal, and fear the Muslims you fool. They want to take your head off for not converting to their form of the Holy Roman Empire… You really need to do some studying and stop making yourself look so ignorant.

    • Diane Lynne

      Real christians don’t have the microphones right now. The FAKE ones do, and they can do some pretty serious damage.

    • Loretto Taylor

      No True Scotsman…