Its media is controlled by the rich.
Its book stores and public libraries start closing.
It extends itself into the domain of other countries,
to participate in wars.
It imports slave labor.
It exports its jobs to the econonomically distraught,
for corporate profit.
It denies meaningful employment to its citizenry.
It allows corporations to fund political campaigns.
It denies collective bargaining and the right to strike.
It begins closing schools.
It starts disenfranchising Public Broadcasting networks,
and programs for the arts.
It favors and promotes anti-national diversity,
in favor of Constitutional laws, and generational customs and mores.
It becomes multi-lingual.
It feels that bureaucracy is more important than its citizenry.
It employs banks, stockbrokers, and corporations,
as national economic advisors for government.
It allows special pensions, health insurance and perks
for its regulators while they are in public office;
and when they move on to the private sector.
It becomes an oligarchy rather than an extension of the people.