America`s Devolution Into Dictatorship
The United States Department of
Justice (sic) routinely charges and convicts innocents
with bogus and concocted crimes that are not even
on the statutes book. The distinguished defense attorney
and civil libertarian, Harvey A. Silverglate, published
a book last year, Three Felonies A Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent,
which conclusively proves that today in
democracy" America we have punishment without crime.
This same Justice (sic) Department,
which routinely frames and railroads the innocent,
argued in Federal Court on November 8 that the US
government, if approved by the president, could murder
anyone it wishes, citizens or noncitizens, at will.
All that is required is that the government declare,
without evidence, charges, trial, jury conviction or any
of the due process required by the US Constitution, that
the government suspects the murdered person or persons
to be a "threat."
The US Justice (sic) Department
even told US Federal District Court Judge John Bates
that the US judiciary, formerly a co-equal branch of
government, has absolutely no legal authority whatsoever
to stick its nose into President
Obama`s decision to assassinate Americans. The
unaccountability of the president`s decision to murder
people is, the US Justice (sic) Department declared, one
"the very core
powers of the president as commander in chief."
The argument by the Justice (sic)
Department that the executive branch has unreviewable
authority to kill Americans, whom the executive branch
has unilaterally, without presenting evidence,
determined to pose a threat, was challenged by the
American Civil Liberties Union and the Center For
It is my opinion that the American
people and the US Constitution haven`t much chance of
winning this case. The Republican Federalist Society has
succeeded in appointing many federal district,
appeals and supreme court judges, who believe that the
powers of the executive branch are superior to the
powers of the legislature and judiciary.
The Founding Fathers of our country
declared unequivocally that the executive, legislative,
and judicial branches were co-equal, However, the
Republican brownshirts who comprise the Federalist
Society have implanted the society`s demonic ideology in
the federal bench and Justice (sic) Department.
Today the erroneous belief is
widespread that the executive branch is supreme and that
the other branches of government are less than equal.
If Americans have a greater enemy
than neoconservatives, that enemy is the Federalist
Society, a collection of incipient Nazis.
Disagree with me as you will, but
now let`s look at this development from another
perspective. I am old enough to remember the Nixon
years, and I was a presidential appointee, confirmed by
the US senate, in the Reagan administration. For those
of you too young to know and those who are too old to
remember, President Nixon resigned to avoid impeachment
simply because Nixon lied about when he learned about
the burglary of the Watergate office of the Democratic
Nixon lied about when he learned of
the burglary, because he knew that the
would make an issue of the burglary, if he launched an
investigation, to defeat his re-election.
The military/security complex and the black ops groups
in the US government were angry at Nixon for smoothing
US-China relations. The
long regarded as a CIA asset, hid behind its
image to bring Nixon down. Woodward and Bernstein wrote
thriller-type reports of midnight meetings with
in dangerous parking garages to get the scoop on the
date of Nixon`s knowledge of the meaningless burglary.
Let`s assume that I have it all
wrong. The fact remains that Nixon was driven from
office because of the Watergate burglary. No one
was harmed. Nixon did not kill anyone or claim the right
to kill, without proof or accountability, American
citizens. If the dastardly President Nixon had a
Justice (sic) Department like the present one, he simply
would have declared Woodward, Bernstein, and the
to be a threat and murdered them by merely exercising
the power that the Obama administration is claiming.
Nixon might be too far in the past
for most Americans, so let`s look at Ronald Reagan.
The neoconservatives` Iran/Contra
scandal almost brought down President Reagan. It is
unclear whether President Reagan knew about the neocon
operation and, if he did, whether he was kept in the
loop. But all of this aside, what do you think would
have been President Reagan`s fate if he, or his Justice
(sic) Department, had declared that Reagan had the power
as commander in chief to murder anyone he considered to
be a threat?
Instantly, the media would have
been in an uproar, law schools and university faculties
would have been in an uproar, the Democrats would have
been demanding Reagan`s impeachment, and his impeachment
would have occurred with the speed of light.
Today in Amerika, approximately 25
years later, the ACLU has to go to federal court in
order to attempt to
"if the Constitution means anything, it surely means
that the president does not have unreviewable authority
to summarily execute any American whom he concludes is
an enemy of the state."
In reply, the Justice (sic)
Department told the court that murdering American
citizens is a
"political question" that is not subject to judicial
"freedom and democracy" government then invoked the
privilege" and declared that the case against the
government`s power to commit murder must be dismissed in
order to avoid "the disclosure of sensitive information"
If the Obama Regime wins this case,
the US will have become a dictatorship.
As far as I can tell, the
"liberal media" and most Americans do not care. Indeed, conservative
Republicans are cheering it on.
Paul Craig Roberts
was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury during
President Reagan`s first term. He was Associate
Editor of the Wall Street Journal. He has
held numerous academic appointments, including the
William E. Simon Chair, Center for Strategic and
International Studies, Georgetown University, and Senior
Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford
University. He was awarded the Legion of Honor by French
President Francois Mitterrand. He is the author of
Supply-Side Revolution : An Insider`s Account of
Policymaking in Washington;
and the Soviet Economy
Meltdown: Inside the Soviet Economy,
and is the co-author with Lawrence M. Stratton of
The Tyranny of Good Intentions : How Prosecutors and
Bureaucrats Are Trampling the Constitution in the Name
of Justice. Click
for Peter Brimelow`s
interview with Roberts about the epidemic of