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Supreme Court Makes the President a Dictator for Life

John & Nisha Whitehead

“The relationship between the President and the people he serves has shifted irrevocably. In every use of official power, the President is now a king above the law.”
Justice Sonia Sotomayor dissenting in Trump v. United States

The US Supreme Court has made it official: the president of the United States can now literally get away with murder.

In a devastating 6-3 ruling in Trump v. United States that is equal parts politically short-sighted, self-servingly partisan, and utterly devoid of any pretense that the president is anything other than a dictator, the Supreme Court has validated what Richard Nixon once claimed: “When the president does it, that means that it is not illegal.”

As Justice Sotomayor concluded in her powerful dissent:

“The President of the United States is the most powerful person in the country, and possibly the world. When he uses his official powers in any way, under the majority’s reasoning, he now will be insulated from criminal prosecution. Orders the Navy’s Seal Team 6 to assassinate a political rival? Immune. Organizes a military coup to hold onto power? Immune. Takes a bribe in exchange for a pardon? Immune. Immune, immune, immune. Let the President violate the law, let him exploit the trappings of his office for personal gain, let him use his official power for evil ends. Because if he knew that he may one day face liability for breaking the law, he might not be as bold and fearless as we would like him to be. That is the majority’s message today. Even if these nightmare scenarios never play out, and I pray they never do, the damage has been done.”

The damage has indeed been done. Indubitably. Irrevocably. Unarguably.

Every American should be outraged, offended and afraid of what this ruling means for the future of our nation.

There can be no more pretending that we live in a constitutional republic. It’s all out in the open now. This is a dictatorship: Hitler has finally stepped out of the shadows.

The rule of law may have been on life support for a long time, but this ruling pulls the plug.

The facts of the case itself, which asks whether former president Donald Trump is immune from prosecution on charges that he attempted to overturn the 2020 presidential election, are less important than the ramifications of this ruling, which go so far as to dramatically expand the power of the presidency, rendering whoever occupies the Oval Office lawless and unaccountable.

This is exactly how tyranny rises and freedom falls.

In a textbook example of doublespeak, Chief Justice John Roberts, writing for the Supreme Court’s six-person conservative majority, essentially declared that presidents are not above the law and then turned right around and ensured that presidents can do whatever they want in their official capacity without being held accountable or criminally liable.

As Roberts noted, “We conclude that under our constitutional structure of separated powers, the nature of presidential power requires that a former president have some immunity from criminal prosecution for official acts during his tenure in office. At least with respect to the President’s exercise of his core constitutional powers, this immunity must be absolute.”

Here’s the thing, however: this isn’t anything new. Not really.

Although the Constitution invests the President with very specific, limited powers, in recent years, American presidents have claimed the power to completely and almost unilaterally alter the landscape of this country for good or for ill. The powers amassed by each successive president through the negligence of Congress and the courts—powers which add up to a toolbox of terror for an imperial ruler—empower whoever occupies the Oval Office to act as a dictator, above the law and beyond any real accountability.

As law professor William P. Marshall explains, “every extraordinary use of power by one President expands the availability of executive branch power for use by future Presidents.”

Moreover, it doesn’t even matter whether other presidents have chosen not to take advantage of any particular power, because “it is a President’s action in using power, rather than forsaking its use, that has the precedential significance.”

In other words, each successive president continues to add to his office’s list of extraordinary orders and directives, expanding the reach and power of the presidency and granting him- or herself near dictatorial powers.

All of the imperial powers amassed by past presidents—to kill American citizens without due process, to detain suspects indefinitely, to strip Americans of their citizenship rights, to carry out mass surveillance on Americans without probable cause, to suspend laws during wartime, to disregard laws with which he might disagree, to conduct secret wars and convene secret courts, to sanction torture, to sidestep the legislatures and courts with executive orders and signing statements, to direct the military to operate beyond the reach of the law, to operate a shadow government, and to act as a dictator and a tyrant, above the law and beyond any real accountability—were passed from Clinton to Bush to Obama to Trump to Biden and will be passed along to the next president.

These presidential powers—acquired through the use of executive orders, decrees, memorandums, proclamations, national security directives and legislative signing statements and which can be activated by any sitting president—enable past, president and future presidents to operate above the law and beyond the reach of the Constitution.

These are the powers that continue to be passed along to each successive heir to the Oval Office, the Constitution be damned.

So you see, the Supreme Court didn’t make the president a dictator. It merely confirmed what we’ve been warning about all along: the president is already an imperial, unaccountable and unconstitutional dictator with permanent powers.

Absolute power absolutely corrupted the presidency.

As for Trump, his concept of power, immunity and the presidency has always been troubling, self-serving and corrupt.

For instance, in 2016, Trump bragged, “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and wouldn’t lose any voters, okay?”

In 2019, Trump declared, “I have to the right to do whatever I want as president.

And in 2023, Trump promised if he were reelected to only be a dictator on “day one.”

Any presidential candidate who promises to be a dictator on day one will be a dictator-in-chief for life. The government does not voluntarily relinquish those powers once it acquires, uses and inevitably abuses them.

As political science professor Gene Sharp warned, “Dictators are not in the business of allowing elections that could remove them from their thrones.”

Which brings me back to the Supreme Court’s ruling on July 1, 2024, which was handed down mere days before the nation celebrates the anniversary of its declaration of independence from the heavy-handed tyranny of King George.

A document seething with outrage over a government which had betrayed its citizens, the Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776, by 56 men who laid everything on the line, pledged it all—“our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor”—because they sought to free the American people from the reign of a dictatorial British emperor and believed in a radical idea: that all people are created to be free.

Labeled traitors, these men were charged with treason, a crime punishable by death. For some, their acts of rebellion would cost them their homes and their fortunes. For others, it would be the ultimate price—their lives.

Yet even knowing the heavy price they might have to pay, these men dared to speak up when silence could not be tolerated. Even after they had won their independence from Great Britain, these new Americans worked to ensure that the rights they had risked their lives to secure would remain secure for future generations.

The result: our Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the Constitution.

Imagine the shock and outrage these 56 men would feel were they to discover that 248 years later, the government they had risked their lives to create has been transformed into a militaristic police state in which exercising one’s freedoms—at a minimum, merely questioning a government agent—is often viewed as a flagrant act of defiance.

In fact, had the Declaration of Independence been written today, it would have rendered its signers extremists or terrorists, resulting in them being placed on a government watch list, targeted for surveillance of their activities and correspondence, and potentially arrested, held indefinitely, stripped of their rights and labeled enemy combatants.

Read the Declaration of Independence again, and ask yourself if the list of complaints tallied by Jefferson don’t bear a startling resemblance to the abuses “we the people” are suffering at the hands of the American police state.

In the 248 years since early Americans first declared and eventually won their independence from Great Britain, “we the people” have managed to work ourselves right back under the tyrant’s thumb.

Only this time, the tyrant is one of our own making. The abuses meted out by an imperial government and endured by the American people have not ended. They have merely evolved.

Given the fact that America is a relatively young nation, it hasn’t taken very long for an authoritarian regime to creep into power.

Unfortunately, the bipartisan coup that laid siege to our nation did not happen overnight.

It snuck in under our radar, hiding behind the guise of national security, the war on drugs, the war on terror, the war on immigration, political correctness, hate crimes and a host of other official-sounding programs aimed at expanding the government’s power at the expense of individual freedoms.

The building blocks for the bleak future we’re just now getting a foretaste of—police shootings of unarmed citizens, profit-driven prisons, weapons of compliance, a wall-to-wall surveillance state, pre-crime programs, a suspect society, school-to-prison pipelines, militarized police, overcriminalization, SWAT team raids, endless wars, etc.—were put in place by government officials we trusted to look out for our best interests.

Yet as I make clear in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People and in its fictional counterpart The Erik Blair Diaries, that does not mean we should give up or give in or tune out.

Folks, if ever there were a time to declare our independence from tyranny, it’s now.

Constitutional attorney and author John W. Whitehead is founder and president of The Rutherford Institute. His book Battlefield America: The War on the American People (SelectBooks, 2015) is available online at www.amazon.com. Whitehead can be contacted at [email protected]. Nisha Whitehead is the Executive Director of The Rutherford Institute. Information about The Rutherford Institute is available at www.rutherford.org.

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Elligator
Elligator
Jul 11, 2024 8:37 PM

These presidential powers—acquired through the use of executive orders, decrees, memorandums, proclamations, national security directives and legislative signing statements and which can be activated by any sitting president—enable past, president and future presidents to operate above the law and beyond the reach of the Constitution.

The authors have an unhealthy level of skepticism. The statement above clearly shows they are thinking emotionally and not logically. The decision does not give the president one ounce of power. It simply clarifies where his power is derived from.

They claim that the the president is immune from any action taken through executive orders, memorandums, etc. even though those circumstances are “beyond the reach of the constitution “. Exactly! Now those actions are not protected with immunity BECAUSE they are not constitutional.

They bemoan the authoritative regime’s unlimited powers minutes after SCOTUS removes the ability of the president to become an authoritative dictator.

Big Al
Big Al
Jul 11, 2024 11:05 PM
Reply to  Elligator

No, the point is that the actions will not be labeled as unconstitutional. So in effect, this gives cover for all actions by simply saying they are constitutional. Since when is any executive order going to be declared unconstitutional by Congress or the Supreme Court?

Robert
Robert
Jul 11, 2024 3:35 PM

This is a very sad article. It presupposes that somehow we live in a legitimate ‘democracy’ where power can be held accountable. Hysterical lamentations claiming that something worth valuing and holding onto has been lost is delusional.

NickM
NickM
Jul 11, 2024 7:24 AM

The niceties of North American politics seem to me of small import. The things I value from the U$A — and which I think future ages will continue to value — have little to do with Freedom in the abstract concept. For instance, the greatest contribution of the U$A in my lifetime — sending money and materials to help the Red Army destroy Hitler’s genocidal Wehrmacht in Europe — was the work of one man: President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. As for Freedom in the abstract, Roosevelt preferred to name four specific freedoms; Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want, Freedom from Fear. Other lasting contributions from the U$A to humankind in general have little to do with its local politics as discussed above. I mean contributions to world culture such as physics (Standard Model), literature (Moby Dick), and popular culture (Micky Mouse, Jazz). Equally valuable contributions to science… Read more »

NickM
NickM
Jul 11, 2024 4:26 AM

Nothing new here. During WW1 Bernard Shaw wrote a play in which the Kaiser wished he were a POTU$:

“Give the people voting papers — good, long voting papers U$ie style; and while the people are studying their voting papers the POTU$ can do what he likes”.

Jon
Jon
Jul 10, 2024 10:27 PM

There have been a lot of people making this rather hysterical argument. The supreme court judgement explicitly states that the President is immune when exercising his constitutional authority.

So he’s not immune if he does something outside of the constitution.

Lizzyh7
Lizzyh7
Jul 11, 2024 8:46 PM
Reply to  Jon

Is it constitutional authority or official duties? I read official, which in this context is one more vague weasel word which our owners use all the time? I could have read it wrong or read a paraphrased version of that verdict. Either way, IMHO it’s nothing really new here. And no, I’m not a hysterical TDS victim here. Just wondering how concrete the true wording really is. Does it matter? Probably not as they all violate that constitution most of the time now.

Jon
Jon
Jul 10, 2024 10:24 PM

Testing

George Mc
George Mc
Jul 10, 2024 1:34 PM

“Hi George,

Your post was detected by our systems and has had its visibility limited for violating the X rules. Specifically:

We have determined your post violated our rules against Hateful Conduct.

You may not promote violence against, threaten, or harass other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or serious disease.”

And what was my homicidal provocation? This:

“I also reject every part of that invented jargon (terf, cis etc.) that’s even used by those rightly opposed to this trans crap. No-one should surrender to any part of this bullshit.”

It’s easy to see who’s running the show.

ChairmanDrusha
ChairmanDrusha
Jul 10, 2024 5:13 PM
Reply to  George Mc

But I thought Elon Musk had already saved free speech?

hotrod31
hotrod31
Jul 11, 2024 9:22 AM
Reply to  ChairmanDrusha

Haaah! Haaahh, haahh! Good one … Elon Musk, free speech … I supect that most are well aware that Musk is the chameleon designated to distract while his fellow-oligarchs busy themselves with dismantling everything that is precious to the ‘great-unwashed’. The good-cop/bad-cop routine has served the money-printers well, for a very long time. Enough already …

ossam
ossam
Jul 10, 2024 11:29 AM

Supreme court that high. Wow your lucky.

Over in the Unknitted Kingdom someone working for the water board can kill you and get immunity.

Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill, 

The act makes provision for the use of undercover law enforcement agents and covert sources and the committing of crimes in the undertaking of their duty.

A CHIS may be a police officer, an individual holding a position in a public authority who is acting undercover, or a member of the public recruited by a public authority.

Ironically & conveniently this law gave covid marshals and what came with covid immunity.
and it came out during covid…. coincidence..?

Rest assured, it is done for your own safety and the safety of your country.

Johnny
Johnny
Jul 10, 2024 10:56 AM

Vaccines are illegal:

https://www.globalresearch.ca/law-professor-covid-19-mrna-biological-weapons-weapons-mass-destruction/5859547

Will the next President prosecute that law?

Ha, ha, ha, ha, ad infinitum.

Edwige
Edwige
Jul 10, 2024 8:57 AM

Blair acting as outrider for this government:
https://www.politico.eu/article/former-pm-tony-blair-admits-uk-will-need-lpersuading-to-embrace-digital-id/

The appeal is designed to appeal to left (“improve access to public services”) and right (“control immigration”). It’s equally toxic whichever way it’s sliced.

Big Al
Big Al
Jul 10, 2024 5:52 AM

Personally, I’ve long been in favor of abolishing the office of the president. When I think of freedom and liberty, it doesn’t include having one person make decisions that affect my life that I have absolutely no say in. I don’t know, it just doesn’t fit with me. Particularly one person making a decision that affects 330 million people. Of course, that can be extended, in the U.S., to the 435 (capped in 1913, when the federal reserve was created, if you didn’t know) so called representatives that make decisions that affect my life as well. The whole idea of “representatives”, of which the President is in effect one also, is anathema to freedom and liberty in my mind. Not that I’m for anarchy, but after a lifetime of the representative bullshit, I’m willing to consider all options. Perhaps it’s time for humans to progress to the next step.

ChairmanDrusha
ChairmanDrusha
Jul 10, 2024 5:17 PM
Reply to  Big Al

Well, “one person” does not make decisions that affect your life; the current president should make that point painfully obvious.

Maybe you should consider anarchy as an ideal, without whatever assumptions you may have as to what that actually means.

NickM
NickM
Jul 11, 2024 4:41 AM
Reply to  Big Al

We are higher animals. Therefore, like our close cousins the chimpanzees, we are programmed to obey The Leader — even if he snatches our best banana and his minions push us around. If we want the freedom to obey only our own genetic programming (“do our own thing”) we must revert a billion years and become insects.

“None so enslaved as those who believe they are free.” — Wolfgang von Goethe, 18th century evolutionary biologist.

Researcher
Researcher
Jul 10, 2024 2:48 AM

This isn’t new. Judges, prosecutors and government officials all have ABSOLUTE immunity. If they’re acting in their capacity as officers or agents of the corporations masquerading as governments, they are all 100% immune from prosecution. No matter what the crime.

All foreign countries and Supra-national orgs also have absolute immunity. That’s just one of many proofs of central world control.

The law was always a fraud. One set of rules for the common people, yet another for the central planners and their employees.

The statutes, regulations, edicts, mandates, codes have no meaning, never did. They could never apply to living men and women, since a creation (the state – a legal fiction) cannot control its creator.

Johnny
Johnny
Jul 10, 2024 1:26 AM

Some cops and firefighters are still copping it;

https://news.rebekahbarnett.com.au/p/wa-police-fires-unvaccinated-cops

gorden
gorden
Jul 9, 2024 7:17 PM

the damage the finishing off was 1933 theft of all the gold
all the names of america represent different corporations

Erik Nielsen
Erik Nielsen
Jul 11, 2024 12:50 AM
Reply to  gorden

“Even in the heat of Roosevelt’s confiscation scheme, government troops did not break into people’s homes… Ironically, all the gold actually collected by the Treasury was willfully surrendered in a wave of misguided patriotism, while many ‘law-breakers’ simply kept their gold.”

Rolling Rock
Rolling Rock
Jul 9, 2024 6:31 PM

Reading the comments on this article, it is clear that some commenters still believe in team red vs team blue.

Misplaced ‘hopeium’ still surrounds the Orange Man. There is no hope for humanity until the people realise that the only change will come from themselves, not from these false ‘messiahs’.

There is no short cut – no knight riding in on a white horse. To place your trust in these actors will ensure that you are subjected to a life of misery and servitude and that of your children and grandchildren. You are the saviours of your existence, make sure that you make the correct decisions and do not fall into the traps laid out by the controllers, purely out of desperation.

LOL
LOL
Jul 9, 2024 6:59 PM
Reply to  Rolling Rock

They do not understand, they are stil looking for the mom & dad they never had… it will take a few more lifetimes for most of them.

underground poet
underground poet
Jul 9, 2024 9:30 PM
Reply to  Rolling Rock

I don’t bout colors, but the battle between the left and right is basically over, the left is essentially dead, dead but returned as a lightning bolt, so juggle with care.

TFS
TFS
Jul 9, 2024 5:22 PM

Where does this fit into the discussion?

https://x.com/thevivafrei/status/1808682260045943085

Lost in a dark wood
Lost in a dark wood
Jul 9, 2024 9:24 PM
Reply to  TFS

My guess is that the whole Stormy Daniels thing was set up as trap. See:
https://off-guardian.org/2023/03/31/donald-trump-was-just-indicted-but-why

Howard
Howard
Jul 9, 2024 4:24 PM

The Whiteheads are no doubt well intentioned. This time, however, they seem to have missed the crucial factor. Supreme Court, executive orders et all – but no mention of the driving force behind the imperial presidency: the American people. At no point along the way toward the dictatorship the Whiteheads posit have the people stood up and said to their government “Enough! Get thee behind me!”

Deep in their great toes (the apparent home of wisdom in America), they know – they KNOW – that to keep the ball rolling, and the goodies coming their way, requires more than simply a government as dictated under the US Constitution. It requires an Empire. And they’re willing to take the risk.

Big Al
Big Al
Jul 9, 2024 6:55 PM
Reply to  Howard

“they”? Like, all 330 plus million? Is that like, “all Brits love their King”? Did you know half the people in this (U.S.) country can’t even spell the word “imperialism”? They’re just as brainwashed as those that believe in fairy tales. They have no clue.

Thom
Thom
Jul 9, 2024 3:34 PM

It seems a sensible judgement. The legal challenges against Trump were getting silly anyway – clearly politically motivated.

RegretLeft
RegretLeft
Jul 9, 2024 4:02 PM
Reply to  Thom

Agree! – there is more context here – ignored by the authors – including power of impeachment (in place of criminal prosecution) – and, anyway, I was more upset by the effective repeal of the free speech provision of 1A – tho again, context – they punted on a technical point – no standing – there may be a next time there.

Approximately
Approximately
Jul 9, 2024 2:06 PM

The only space they visit is the space in between people ears.

Pentagon greenlights $140 billion ICBM program despite cost overruns.

HUD estimates it would cost 20billion to end homelessness in the US.

ChairmanDrusha
ChairmanDrusha
Jul 9, 2024 5:33 PM
Reply to  Approximately

You got it. NASA is a money laundering operation, as well as a psyop.

Thom 9
Thom 9
Jul 9, 2024 1:15 PM

The US Supreme Court has made it official: the president of the United States can now literally get away with murder. The POTUS is the “commander and chief” of the US military which has been at war on behalf of America for almost every year of its existence. Overt, covert and wars of proxy, regime changes etc. have all involved the killing of people worldwide for the sake of advancing the USS Empire. No POTUS has ever been taken to the International Court regarding these cold blooded murders. The lawfare campaign against Trump has provided the pretext for this legalization by SCOTUS of the unwritten code. Just imagine Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barry Soweto Obama, Donald Trump and Joe Biden’s elation knowing that they have all been granted immunity from their heinous acts committed against humanity. The United Staes of America is and always has been above the law.[period]… Read more »

Literally nobody
Literally nobody
Jul 9, 2024 9:59 AM

The protections (in law) were a sham from the beginning and it is best no one regards them as anything but terms and conditions.
Might may not make right, but might does makes the rules.
Treason doth not proper.

Edwige
Edwige
Jul 9, 2024 9:04 AM

This puts Presidents in the same company as oligarchs and technocrats. The President is just the chump entrusted with selling their plans to the public. Nobody now really thinks the President comes up with any of these plans – indeed the whole point of selecting Biden seems to have been to rub the collective nose in any illusion that this guy really runs anything. The US isn’t far off the situation with the late Senator Feinstein where she’d lost power of attorney in her private life while still supposedly a legislator in public life. For technocrats, take the RAND lunatics as an example. Did any of Alfred Wohlstetter, Kenneth Arrow, Andrew Marshall or Herman Kahn end up in prison? Of course not – yet they shaped the postwar world more than any President. Kahn wanted to sue Kubrick for royalties because so much of the dialogue for ‘Dr. Strangelove’ was… Read more »

Sunface Jack
Sunface Jack
Jul 9, 2024 7:04 AM

What is more devastating and disconcerting is that a supreme court justice has a leftist mental illness called Trump Anxiety Disorder TAD. It is a progressive disorder, starting off as TDS(Trump Derangement Syndrome) then, TDP- Trump Derangement Pandemic to TAD.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s appears to have lost her marbles and sense of reasoning and now makes emotional findings, hysteria is an understatement.

underground poet
underground poet
Jul 9, 2024 11:39 AM
Reply to  Sunface Jack

Has the supreme court been blindfolded by the truth?

Approximately
Approximately
Jul 9, 2024 2:10 PM
Reply to  Sunface Jack

Only one real mental illness.
That people believe this horseshit called democracy and voting and WWE actor called Trump is calling the shoots.

Captain Birdheart
Captain Birdheart
Jul 9, 2024 2:32 PM
Reply to  Sunface Jack

George Mc
George Mc
Jul 9, 2024 6:35 AM

The Graud wastes no time in laying out the agenda via the apparently eternal presence of one of the most hated little servile hacks of all time: “Tony Blair urges Starmer to keep grip on immigration to tackle rise of far right ….. Blair, who said he sat up until 1am on Thursday night to watch news of Labour’s election victory, said he was in regular contact with Starmer. “I don’t really offer advice but if he wants to talk about things, we talk about things,” he said.” Yeah right. The article focuses on the difference between “progressives” (them) and “populists” (us). And Mr B is candid: “Ahead of the conference, Blair suggested that AI was the 21st century’s equivalent of the Industrial Revolution, and the government should grip its potential to improve public services and cut costs. “I don’t think people have really grasped that it’s going to transform… Read more »

Grafter
Grafter
Jul 9, 2024 9:58 AM
Reply to  George Mc

Taking advice from a war criminal is about as low as you can get.

underground poet
underground poet
Jul 9, 2024 9:32 PM
Reply to  Grafter

Acting on it could get lower

Thom Crewz
Thom Crewz
Jul 9, 2024 11:31 PM
Reply to  Grafter

AI at present is nothing more than a data swipe to feed the machines.
Both Gruppenfuhrer Blair and Sturmtruppen Keith are Made Men and balls deep establishment types. What could possibly go wrong for the Proles?

jubal hershaw
jubal hershaw
Jul 9, 2024 5:16 AM

The Dilley Meme Team: Introducing The Mentally Retarded (2:14)
https://x.com/DennD68/status/1795921948616151548

MolecCodicies
MolecCodicies
Jul 9, 2024 4:02 AM

This article was a bit odd it was like reading a transcript from CNN with all the Trump fearmongering

MartinU
MartinU
Jul 9, 2024 5:29 AM
Reply to  MolecCodicies

The problem with “Trump Fearmongering” is that (to use a British expression) Trump has “form”. There’s no need to speculate about what he might do. We know. Any fearmongering is due to the likelihood that he now knows that he had absolute power (and absolute immunity) with nothing standing in his way (especially after Schedule ‘F’ has been implemented).

(Don’t people ever read the ingredient lists that are on the label? Its not as if the RWNJs are making any attempt to disguise what they’re up to.)

shearwater
shearwater
Jul 9, 2024 1:25 PM
Reply to  MartinU

Absolute power? Really? Given that the whole shebang is no more than an entertaining sideshow / distraction then bring on Trump. If nothing else, he’s surely the more entertaining of the two clowns on offer wouldn’t you say?

Approximately
Approximately
Jul 9, 2024 1:59 PM
Reply to  MolecCodicies

Today’s internet journalist use MSM as a source.
then yesterday they would also say MSM lies.

ChairmanDrusha
ChairmanDrusha
Jul 9, 2024 5:48 PM
Reply to  Approximately

Yeah, it’s ridiculous. Same sort of thing as “peer review is corrupt” to suddenly “omg did you see this peer review article published by McColough that shows that shedding is real”, etc.

Johnny
Johnny
Jul 9, 2024 3:09 AM
Johnny
Johnny
Jul 9, 2024 3:03 AM

It must only be a matter of time before the Empire under an Emperor becomes just a pyre.

Tom Larsen
Tom Larsen
Jul 9, 2024 2:15 AM

Right, this is nothing new. In fact, had the Democrats not been using the law (“lawfare”) for political gain, we wouldn’t have had what we already know confirmed (since GW Bush and the unitary executive). But this power is only ostensibly a power of the POTUS. When Trump ordered the National Guard to quell the riots in Portland, Oregon, they refused to follow the order. Isn’t that treason? The ruling class puppets in the MSM all supported the recalcitrant National Guard’s decision. It seems to me that this power belongs to the Executive Branch, which is only embodied by the president when the real ruling class decides it is.

antonym
antonym
Jul 9, 2024 2:04 AM

So Biden can now legally get away with starting nuclear Armaggedon? Than will help US in the stone age after… The only actual limiting factor is Biden’s brain remembering what he was told to 2 minutes ago. Why is the US Supreme court AWL on cognitive testing the supreme Leader?

Forget about Trump, he is neither demented or crazy. A dealing buffoon, but not a Club member, he remembers nefarious DOJ, FBI & CIA homeland activity without a prompter.

antonym
antonym
Jul 9, 2024 2:15 AM
Reply to  antonym
Approximately
Approximately
Jul 9, 2024 2:25 PM
Reply to  antonym

Nuclear Armaggedon…
about real as the space programme.
Its a scam on the taxpayers $£ and keeping people who believe in nukes- in fear.

antonym
antonym
Jul 10, 2024 1:08 AM
Reply to  Approximately

Neither are a problem for entities that do not have an actual earthly physical existence, which does not include extra-terrestrials.

All weapons ‘want’ to be used; nukes are no different. Insane zombie Biden plays chicken with the rest of US living.

Luckily other forces will keep his crooked finger off “the button”.

ossam
ossam
Jul 10, 2024 6:49 PM
Reply to  antonym

Biden wouldn’t be able to press anything.

tonyopmoc
tonyopmoc
Jul 9, 2024 12:11 AM

FAMILY

Maxwell
Maxwell
Jul 9, 2024 12:02 AM

More pablum devoid of actual understanding of real US history. Are these authors really this naive? Did AI generate this boilerplate article that pines for an America which never was and pimps the founding fathers myth of America and exalts the “hallowed” (and grossly misunderstood) US Constitution. Like all else the entire “accepted” (liberal or conservative) history of the US is complete bullshit and it appears the Whitehead’s will go down swinging for an America that existed only in their feverish reveries. What we today is what you get and not at all and aberration from America’s roots. The “founding values” of the US came directly from the founding gangsters. The founding mobsters started the Revolutionary War because their bootlegging, slave trading, plundering and violence was being disrupted by the Brits tax on sugar. You’d be a lot closer to the mark if you stated that the US was founded… Read more »

Researcher
Researcher
Jul 10, 2024 3:13 AM
Reply to  Maxwell

They (founding fathers) were all agents of the Crown Temple, BAR. So the declaration of Independence and the Constitution were always invalid and only applied to those who wrote and signed the documents; Nobody else. Natural law usurps all positive, man made law – which can only apply to legal fictions. Since a creation (legal fiction; government or court) cannot control its creator (a living man or woman, or men/women). That’s why “we the people” are supplied birth certificates and government ID, so The States (estates of the Crown Temple) can conflate living breathing, men and women (us) with wholly owned legal fiction entities, IN OUR ALL CAPS NAMES, owned and issued by the state: Constructive Trusts: The Cestui Que Vie trusts forged in our names at birth, actually fund all the currencies. That’s how “governments” enforce laws and issue currency: in every country: through 100% fraud and deception of… Read more »

NickM
NickM
Jul 11, 2024 5:44 AM
Reply to  Maxwell

< This new class – from New England shipping magnates to slave traders to bankers to real estate speculators to brokers to dealers and developers, with their connections and law degrees and control over the legislatures – ascended to power and remain in power. >

Not a “new class”. Before “this new class” ascended to power in New England they were already empowered in Old England. Cromwell and his “Levellers” came from the rich landowning class; and he invited in the Jewish Dutch bankers who were already beginning to own Old Amsterdam — and now own New York.

niko
niko
Jul 9, 2024 12:02 AM

Ever since founding fathers’ constitutional coup, the executive of the ruling class, along with the other branches pretending to rule of law, has been getting away with murder. ‘Ours’ is a young nation joining the long list of states running the same old pyramid schemes of power, which routinely require massive amounts of violence and bloodletting to manufacture consent among the many dispossessed and oppressed. We the people are less than an afterthought like the Bill of Rights, paper tiger if ever there was, to gain ratification of imperial interests in the proclaimed republic. I’ve had bosses dictating to me as long as I can remember. Court intrigues around the big boss of the U$, Inc. come and go like so many rules and regulations of the daily grind. They aren’t going to stop until we stop participating in a rotten social system of command-obey relations we call freedom.

mgeo
mgeo
Jul 9, 2024 8:08 AM
Reply to  niko

What goes around comes around. This was what the Insane Empire was making great effort to impose around the world for over a century. The anointed satrap or dictator was to (a) appoint all top-level officials “as advised” (b) conceal any crime by imposing secrecy at will. Regardless of the representation of political parties, the legislature would only get a theatrical role.

The Great Cornholio
The Great Cornholio
Jul 8, 2024 11:54 PM

The supreme courts does NOTHING that affects the people, other than those named in the suit as parties.

I find it kinda funny when a so-called Con-Con wakes up to the fact they never lived in constitutional republic after all. But they still can’t be bothered with the fact the the Constitution itself was a scam to take back the colonies just lost in the war through commercial enslavement of the regular people for the so-called founders “posterity”.

les online
les online
Jul 8, 2024 10:16 PM

The Israel Supreme Court fights back against a politicians
grab for power, while the US Supreme Court hands a politician
total power… Is that why Israel is considered a democracy ?

Sunface Jack
Sunface Jack
Jul 9, 2024 7:09 AM
Reply to  les online

A Republic is not a democracy for starters which America is. Israel at least defends it citizens against terrorists and pronouncements by unelected supranational organisations and unelected media opinion.

Lizzyh7
Lizzyh7
Jul 9, 2024 8:28 PM
Reply to  Sunface Jack

Um, didn’t Isreal force vaccines on her population? And how about this latest war, I’m so sure that is all about protecting the Israeli people and has nothing to do with putting a nice target on their backs, does it?

Charlotte Ruse
Charlotte Ruse
Jul 8, 2024 9:28 PM

Wait a minute, the US president has been getting away with murder for quite sometime.

Didn’t Obama deploy drones to conduct extrajudicial murders and was never held accountable. And didn’t Trump assasinate Soleimani who was on his way to a “peace” conference in Iraq. Instead of condemning these actions it was praised by the corrupt political duopoly.

And how about Bush who slaughtered more than a million Iraqis based on a false flag. What did Obama say: “We don’t look backwards, we look forward.” I bet, Genocide Joe likes that philosophy.

So there you have it, the security state which controls the presidency already has carte blanche to commit numerous crimes against humanity via Executive Order.

Big Al
Big Al
Jul 8, 2024 10:06 PM
Reply to  Charlotte Ruse

They were keeping us safe and spreading democracy, those weren’t crimes. (/s)

But you’re right, like Bill Clinton said once, it depends on what the definition of “is” is. Likewise, it depends on what one views as a crime and we all know U.S. imperialism and the resultant wars and killing are not crimes, they’re for defending our country, keeping us safe, and spreading democracy, as the story goes. So, in reality, this decision isn’t a big deal for the big crimes because they’re never going to be called crimes. There are constitutional executive orders (evidently) in accordance with the powers granted the president in the constitution, but it’s up to Congress to stop unconstitutional executive orders. So, everybody should relax, We the People have the power to ensure the president stays in her/her box thru our fearless political representatives. (/s)

NickM
NickM
Jul 11, 2024 6:01 AM
Reply to  Big Al

< isn’t a big deal for the big crimes because they’re never going to be called crimes. >

Someone said that in rhyme:

“Treason shall never prosper
And for this reason:
For, if it prosper, none
Dare call it treason”.

underground poet
underground poet
Jul 8, 2024 9:05 PM

And as such, Biden refuses to step down.

Big Al
Big Al
Jul 9, 2024 1:19 AM

And as such, Harris is running for president and Trump will win.

underground poet
underground poet
Jul 9, 2024 11:44 AM
Reply to  Big Al

So the better to play him like the fiddle he is.

Lost in a dark wood
Lost in a dark wood
Jul 8, 2024 8:33 PM

The President of the United States is the most powerful person in the country, and possibly the world.

Really?

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futurist
futurist
Jul 8, 2024 7:46 PM

According to some truthers Trump is Caesar reincarnated.
According to the Con rep Christians Trump is as persecuted as Je-sus.
According to the Q lot Biff Tannen character from Back to the Future actually a fictionalized version of Donald J. Trump.
His granddad has Telsa’s technology.
According to the intergalactic beings Family of Taygeta Donald Trump is one of them.
The Pleadians say he is hear to save the children.
That friendly country in the middle east says Trump Himself “King of Is-ra-el,” the “Second Coming of God.

Never once did I believe a PM or president would be prosecuted for any crimes.
I started believing that more after the Iraq war.

underground poet
underground poet
Jul 8, 2024 9:11 PM
Reply to  futurist

Right now the Dalai Lama is a better watch than waiting for the second coming of christ.

This guy is supposed to reincarnate his self or the Chinese are going to take away some of Tibet’s land.

This whole thing could cause a bigger 100 year uproar than anything being reported today.

https://www.reuters.com/world/india/dalai-lama-turns-89-exiled-tibetans-fear-future-without-him-2024-07-06/

NickM
NickM
Jul 11, 2024 6:11 AM

Uncle $cam hopes to destabilize China by fomenting fear and war in Tibet and Taiwan. Same as Uncle hoped to destabilize Russia by fomenting genocidal war in Ukraine. I expect same result.

“The Man from Uncle is a paper tiger” — Mao Xi Dung, founder of the Chinese Communist Party.

Rob
Rob
Jul 8, 2024 6:59 PM

“Folks, if ever there were a time to declare our independence from tyranny, it’s now.”

It was from the start….
“If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal.”
~ Emma Goldman

The Constitution was so lacking that they had to AMEND it with the bill of rights, because people were protesting the lack of rights in the Constitution!

https://www.michaeltsarion.com/constitution-con.html
“We are under a Constitution, but the Constitution is what the judges say it is.” – Judge Charles Evans Hughes

“Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.” ― Benjamin Franklin

sandy
sandy
Jul 8, 2024 6:37 PM

If Dems had truly wanted T to not be prez, they have had 30 years of evidence T is a crook, a tax cheat, and a real estate money launderer for foreign oligarchs +++. They did not and want this tyrant to bad cop their profit desires while being a FAKE enemy to wail about to brain-dead “voters”. The worst thing happening now is the elite realize that making things worse for the bottom 90%, like allowing T-Rex to return to power, creates an unending vacuum of horrors that strip the public of any agency. The only thing that keeps them doing this, is our allowing them to decide policy and law black holes for us.

Lizzyh7
Lizzyh7
Jul 8, 2024 8:35 PM
Reply to  sandy

Do you not see how “democrats” will use this ruling for more mandates, property stripping, etc? You still see the rump as the only boogeyman in the room? This ruling was as much of a setup for more power period, and it will not matter one bit which side of the fake divide uses it. Trump was just the excuse to codify into law what we all already knew. But keep hoping those dems are really in control and do your duty and vote! My God.

sandy
sandy
Jul 8, 2024 8:55 PM
Reply to  Lizzyh7

You must not have read what i said. Both Parties WANT Trump in becauseof the very thing you cite. I’m on your side! The TwoParties are the tag team to HELL.

Lost in a dark wood
Lost in a dark wood
Jul 8, 2024 6:31 PM

Richard Nixon once claimed: “When the president does it, that means that it is not illegal.”

And how did that work out?

LOL
LOL
Jul 8, 2024 6:17 PM

so what was the trigger word this time???

do you realise most of us here are banned everywhere or just don’t want to use social media and we DON’T HAVE A VOICE

get rid of this pending BULLSHIT please.

Rob
Rob
Jul 8, 2024 7:00 PM
Reply to  LOL

They do it to prevent spam. Maybe there was some key word spam bots use.
It gets up there after a bit of time.
I’m seeing this message

Big Al
Big Al
Jul 8, 2024 7:38 PM
Reply to  Rob

It’s not all about key words. Every one of mine goes to pending apparently because I’ve been targeted. And being in the U.S., if I make comments in the evening, they usually don’t show until the morning because, I assume, the time difference.

red lester
red lester
Jul 9, 2024 8:41 AM
Reply to  Big Al

I suspect it’s down to what cookies etc you block. I block all kak with adblocker utimate and privacy badger.. I haven’t seen unwanted junk in decades. I am always in pending.

NickM
NickM
Jul 11, 2024 6:20 AM
Reply to  Big Al

< It’s not only about key words. Every post of mine goes to pending apparently because I’ve been targeted.>

Same here. But unlike in the Graud, most of our valuable contributions get through pending in OffG.

Sophie - Admin1
Admin
Sophie - Admin1
Jul 8, 2024 7:15 PM
Reply to  LOL

You would not like this place if we did that. You would have to plough through literally hundreds of spam & bot comments trying to sell you stuff or infect your computer. This way is better.

Rolling Rock
Rolling Rock
Jul 8, 2024 7:50 PM

Sophie, can you free my comment from several hours ago, that is still in the pending sin bin? Thanks.

Clutching at straws
Clutching at straws
Jul 8, 2024 8:12 PM

Not being crawly bumlick but I think your moderation team is spot on.

Thank you

LOL
LOL
Jul 8, 2024 6:15 PM

let’s face it . democracies and republics are just Masonic scams to disguise the monarchy/ feudarchy. Power was never really transferred from the ruling royal families to “the people”. They instead established “democratic” fronts to hide behind, to avoid further guillotine incidents. Once people were deceived to surrender their weapons to the “democratic” rulers, and once those rulers developed technology to gain far superior firepower to whatever the plebs may have, the Masonic scam was essentially complete and what we have now is maintenance mode. The last genuine people’s insurrection that managed to topple a murderous tyrant and actually kill him seems to have happened in Bolivia in the 40s but of course Uncle Sam was not going to let that develop into anything good! The fact remains that tyrants could not exist wihtout people serving them and doing their bidding. In general, humanity has not evovled enough to be… Read more »

BuelahMan
BuelahMan
Jul 8, 2024 6:11 PM

“There can be no more pretending that we live in a constitutional republic. It’s all out in the open now. This is a dictatorship: Hitler has finally stepped out of the shadows.”

This is why Whitehead can’t be taken seriously. A Marxist agenda, driven by Marxists in the Bush/Obama/Trump/Biden admins, is equated to Hitler, who was massively elected into power without mail-in votes and bogus electronic machines, and is known for his absolute aversion to Marxists and the damage they did to Weimar (now, Weimerica).

The disconnect is vast. The brainwashing complete.

alex baton
alex baton
Jul 8, 2024 5:50 PM

“Trump is literally Hitler….”….”He said himself he is going to be a dictator”…”Innocent young black honours students are being shot down by racist cops all over the US every day”…Conspiracy theorist that I am, I’ve always subscribed to the view that they’ve been lying to us and that the earth is really flat. But looks like I have to rethink that now. Seems that, if you keep moving as far “off” The Guardian as you possibly can, you end up pretty much back where you started….or at least at MSNBC.

Sabre
Sabre
Jul 8, 2024 5:22 PM

It’s just words on paper.

If we’ve learnt anything from the past 20 years it’s that they don’t care about words on paper so why should we? The bureaucratic system of ahrimanic evil is illegitimate. Your conviction and your will are what determines your fate, no man has control over that except yourself.