The US Constitution mandates that the Chief Justice of the United States presides over the impeachment trial of the president. Chief Justice John Roberts has said that Donald Trump is no longer “the president” and that he will not be involved in this extraconstitutional endeavor. The nation’s Capital is already under military occupation.
“If Justice Roberts won’t preside over this sham ‘impeachment,’ then why would it ever be considered legitimate?” Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said in a tweet last week.
This extraconstitutional and absolutely unlawful seizure of power is equivalent to that of the rump parliament under Oliver Cromwell that deposed, tried and executed King Charles I in England. That led to dictatorship.
Will the next move be to activate the 25th Amendment to get rid of the usurper placeholders Biden and Harris in order to implement this new dictatorship under Nancy Pelosi as the public persona of this oligarchic seizure of power under martial law?
Below is an excellent three part BBC series on the English Civil War. I ask that you watch it on two levels:
First, to learn about these extremely important events that are not generally taught in public schools which dramatically impacted Anglo-American history, particularly regarding the background of the American Revolution, constitutional separation of powers, and the Bill of Rights.
Secondly, watch it as current events unfolding in contemporary America, on the dangers of fanaticism from earnestly-minded bigots from across the religious and political spectrum that fall prey to their vindictive ignorance and zealotry. If continued civil conflict and open warfare in the streets comes to American communities in the name of eradicating “domestic terrorism,” I am afraid that such armed militant groups appealing to the basest of motives of the lowest common denominator will prove dominant.
This series has superb production values with exceptional re-enacted dramatic portrayals of events, like watching a first class feature film.
Blood On Our Hands
Trial of the King Killers
There was one group of heroic figures discussed very briefly in the films which needs further clarification, the Levelers. They were the first organized libertarian political group calling for a written constitutional government established for all persons (“The Agreement of the People”), equality of all persons under the rule of law, private property rights and self-ownership (“self-propriety”), and religious toleration.
Forged in opposition to the tyrannical Stuart monarchs and subsequent usurpation of English liberties under Oliver Cromwell’s flawed Commonwealth, such forgotten heroes as Levelers Richard Overton and John Lilburne provided a decisive intellectual impact upon John Locke and Algernon Sidney, who along with John Trenchard and Thomas Gordon (the authors of Cato’s Letters), were perhaps the most important influences upon our Founding Fathers.
This long-standing noble tradition has continued on — through the Anti-federalist opponents of empire and national consolidation, the principled Jeffersonians (particularly John Taylor of Caroline and John Randolph of Roanoke) who continued the battle for a decentralized federal republic of independent sovereign states against nationalist tyranny, the Anti-Imperialist League who fought the original battle against American imperial expansion during the Spanish-American War, the Old Right opposition to Franklin Roosevelt’s and Harry Truman’s welfare/warfare state, Murray Rothbard and the modern libertarian movement — down to Ron Paul and Lew Rockwell today.
Two must-read books are by the Pulitzer Prize-winning Harvard historian Bernard Bailyn: The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution and The Origins of American Politics. These seminal books changed forever the way historians view our American Revolution and how our deepest, most sacred political beliefs came about.
Here are two detailed scholarly articles that further discuss our deep political roots going back to the Levelers:
“The Growth of Libertarian Thought in Colonial America,” by Murray N. Rothbard6:50 pm on January 25, 2021 Email Charles Burris