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      The Constitution explicitly assigned the president the power to sign or veto legislation, command the armed forces, ask for the written opinion of the Cabinet, convene or adjourn Congress, grant reprieves and pardons, and receive ambassadors. The president may make treaties which need to be ratified by two-thirds of the Senate. The president may also appoint Article III judges and some officers with the advice and consent of the U.S. Senate.” Wiki on the US Presidency

      US media figures are in the habit of referring to the president of the United States as the “Commander in Chief of the United States”

      People who do that badly misunderstand the structure of US government as described in the Constitution of the United States. This misunderstanding may have been caused by the disappearance of “Civics” (government) from state mandated high school curricula over the last few decades.

      In fact, the president “wears two hats,” hats that are separate in function and scope of authority.

      The constitution makes it clear that the president is commander in chief of the armed forces of the United States. As such the armed forces are subject to his orders. The only limits on his authority over the armed forces are those established by federal law. Some examples of acts beyond his power would be controls over methods of acquisition of materiel and the weak restrictions placed on his powers by the War Powers Act. Nevertheless, in general, the president orders the armed forces to act and they then act.

      Wearing his other, civilian, “hat,” the president is the head of the Executive Branch of the federal government. The other two branches are the Congress and the Federal Courts. The president, as president, cannot order the Federal Courts or the Congress to do anything. Rather than commanding them he or she must proceed by persuasion, cajoling and support for re-election efforts. This last is always a primary consideration for members of Congress.

      In other words the president’s two roles are essentially unrelated and should not be conflated. To confuse these two roles is to imply the possibility of dictatorial rule. The United States has the government that exists because the learned men who drafted the constitution feared the re-creation over time of government that concentrated too much power in a small number of hands.

      I have long been an originalist strict construction libertarian, believing as did Mr. Jefferson that “the best government is the least possible.” The problem has always been to discern what the least possible might be.

      Nevertheless, I find what is being widely said in the media advocating very narrow limits of presidential power to be disturbing. Among the various themes;


      1. That the Attorney General and the Department of Justice are not really subordinates of the president and that they are somehow exempt from his control. This, in spite of the fact that the AG is appointed by the president, is a “line” subordinate and serves “at his pleasure.” That means that the president can fire an AG at any time, for any reason or for no reason although the political costs may be high.

      2. It is said with a pious air of violated rectitude that Trump fired all the US Attorneys across the country. For those who do not know, these are the federal prosecutors in each federal court district. They are politically appointed employees of the Justice Department, not of the federal courts, and it is a normal practice to replace them all in a new administration.

      3. John Brennan, James Clapper and Admiral Rogers stage-managed a paper in January, 2017 that asserted that the Intelligence Community believed various things about Russian government tinkering with the US election (much as the US does in other countries’ elections). The paper was represented to be an IC wide opinion (like an NIE). In fact the paper was the work product of two of Brennan’s analysts. Clapper gave it his imprimatur as Director of National Intelligence but Admiral Rogers at the National Security Agency could not get his people to express more than limited confidence in the document. DIA, State Department INR, the Army, Navy, Air Force and other agencies were either not consulted or did not deign to “sign on.” Donald J Trump thinks this is a “rum deal,” a phony politically motivated procedure run by a group of “hacks”. Why would he not think that? The reaction of the Left is to excoriate him for his lack of “respect”, for the people who “cooked up” this document. We should remember that the people who “cooked” the document have no legal or constitutional existence outside the framework of the Executive Branch. Any president, in any circumstance could dismiss them all at will. No president is under any obligation at all to accept their opinion or that of anyone in the Executive Branch on anything. They are his advisers and subordinates, tools in his kit box, and that is all they are.

      The US federal government is not a parliamentary government. The president of the United States is not “first among equals” as the Prime Minister in a parliamentary government often is.

      The president’s powers are limited by law and the constitution but not by custom, tradition or opinions.

      Trump’s opponents in “the Resistance” should consider how much they will not want the idea of an shrinking presidency to be applied when next they win the White House. But then, they will have the media behind them.

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      1. tac says:

        My repost …. But one can gleam with more clarity just WHO and what may be behind this Trump Presidency:

        Trump is most likely a Jew or crypto-Jew? Glance at this article–which traces his childhood through adult life, and it clearly demonstrates a behavior that can only be described as philo-Jewish:

        Trump was quoted saying: “The only kind of people I want counting my money are little short guys that wear yarmulkes every day”

        Does it matter that Trump’s ego wall in his office on the 26th floor of Trump Tower devotes much of its most prominent space to awards, plaques and photos from Jewish and pro-Israel groups? On one day, Trump seems like the best thing to happen to American Jews—the “first Jewish president” as some supporters like to call him—a solid supporter of Israel who has surrounded himself with Jews, both at the Trump Organization and now in the White House

        Shmuley Boteach, the New Jersey rabbi and best-selling author, says Trump is actually a philo-Semite, with a lifelong history of surrounding himself with Jewish executives, employees and social acquaintances, as well as a strong record of support for Jewish causes and for Israel.

        Trump told friends that he’d figured out his future—he wanted to be the next Bill Zeckendorf, one of Manhattan’s most successful developers and a major contributor to Jewish charities.

        Fred [Trump] made such a habit of donating to Jewish charities—he served as treasurer for an early Israel benefit concert at Ebbets Field—that many Jews assumed he was part of the tribe himself. (At Trump Village, where several members of my grandmother’s family lived, it was taken as gospel that the Trumps were secretly Jewish.

        From early on, the Trumps showed a preference for renting to Jews. In the early 1970s, when the family was managing thousands of apartments, a Trump rental agent told federal investigators that the company sought to rent only to “Jews and executives.” Another agent recalled in a court filing that “Trump Management believes that Jewish tenants are the best tenants.”


      2. BenKenobi says:

        Well he could be. It’s within his grasp — just take the power.

        Millions would follow you, Mr. President.

        Let the chips fall…

        • Replies: @Joe Wong
      3. Mr. Anon says:

        Thanks for stating this. This has long been one of my gripes with conventional speech (and thought) in America. The President is NOT my Commander-in-Chief. I am not in the military. This is not a military dictatorship.

        • Agree: RadicalCenter
      4. Alden says:

        I’m a good ol rebel that’s what I am.
        I hate the yankee nation and everything they do.
        I hate that striped banner, I fought it all I could.

        It’s one of the ugliest flags on earth. The proportions are horrendous. The stripes are garish. The CBC is the most beautiful flag in the world. Proportions are perfect. The X
        Is the most beautiful figure.

        The ugly striped banner was the coat of arms of the English Washington family. A descendant, George led more federal troops to kill the Whiskey Rebels than he ever led against the English.

        What a country, borrow 13 billion from France to fight the revolution and make the frontiers men, not the upper class pay the taxes to pay back the loans.

      5. Legally the USA president is just executive, he does what senate and/or house have told him to do.
        In fact a USA president is some dictator, individual senators and representatives hardly dare to oppose the president, he has the power to withhold subsidies and whatever from those who voted for the particular senator or reprentative.
        This change, in my opinion, is the result of far more federal power, and of course money, than was foreseen when the USA constitution was written.
        I think the best example of giving a president unlimited powers was the LendLease Act, explained by FDR by ‘if my neighbour’s house is on fire, why should I not lend him my fire hose ?’.
        How one lends ammunition, tanks and war planes, I never could understand.

        • Replies: @Alden
        , @Tsigantes
      6. Alden says:

        Rex Tillerson gave a commencement address at Virginia Military Institute. Saw it on Propaganda Bolshevik Station. President Trump is destroying the ethics and morals of the country was the theme.

        Yeah right. We were just the most moral and ethical and good and upright people in the world from 1607 to January 20 2017 when the Satan made us all unethical and immoral

        Graduations are horrible ceremonies Why not just go to the book store to pick up the diploma. Set up kiosks outside ; diplomas sorted alphabetically.

        • Replies: @Louis Renault
      7. Heros says:

        Sorry Pat, it was your stinking Yankee constitution that caused all this murder and Yankee war crimes. Since we know that the Constitution is a sham imposed on the people, The Articles of Confederation are the only true governing document for “these United States”. And it only applies to 13/50 states.

        Mr. President: Tear down that country and free us of lying Yankees like Pat Lang.

      8. Tbbh says:

        I find him unlikely to be CEO of his own self-branded companies, if it comes down to nut cutting.

      9. Tom Welsh says:

        “John Brennan, James Clapper and Admiral Rogers stage-managed a paper in January, 2017 that asserted that the Intelligence Community believed various things about Russian government tinkering with the US election (much as the US does in other countries’ elections)”.

        Except that:

        1. The paper’s assertion was untrue (and known by the authors to be untrue). Far from “the intelligence community” believing any such thing, it was eventually admitted that a handful of picked individuals from three agencies (of the 16) had cautiously expressed that “belief” – with the proviso that they acknowledged that they knew of no supporting evidence. Presumably a handful of picked (and anonymous) individuals would be highly susceptible to bribery, blackmail, or a combination of the two.

        2. The sentence quoted does not make it clear that, whereas the US government routinely manages and controls other countries’ political affairs (it goes a very long way further than “tinkering”) the alleged Russian “tinkering” was on a tiny scale, and had nothing to do with the Russian government.

        • Replies: @Curmudgeon
      10. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:

        “The constitution makes it clear that the president is commander in chief of the armed forces of the United States. As such the armed forces are subject to his orders. The only limits on his authority over the armed forces are those established by federal law. Some examples of acts beyond his power would be controls over methods of acquisition of materiel and the weak restrictions placed on his powers by the War Powers Act. Nevertheless, in general, the president orders the armed forces to act and they then act.”

        But doesn’t the Constitution limit warmaking to the Congress, by declaration? Does Mr. Lang maintain that the President may, in the absence of any statutory limitation, make war in his discretion?

        • Replies: @Logan
      11. axbycz says:

        Your life contradicts your assertion: “I have long been an originalist strict construction libertarian’ Given that “the Constitution clearly grants the Congress the power to declare war, in Article 1, Section 8.” This power per the constitution is not shared with anyone, including the President.
        How then do you justify you career in “undeclared wars” in Asia and Middle East. You life is a living contradiction of the Constitution.

      12. Kafka says:

        The United States has the government that exists because the learned men who drafted the constitution feared the re-creation over time of government that concentrated too much power in a small number of hands.

        You seriously believe that? The US constitution was designed to concentrate and keep real power within a relatively small elite. It has always been that way. “The people” referred to in it isn’t the same “the people” as we think of today. Did all white men get a vote back in the early days? No. Did women get a vote? No. Did black people get a vote? No. Did the native americans get a vote? No. So who did get a vote? A small number of hands with too much power did. And ever since then they made sure real power stayed within a small number of hands. When more people did get a vote, they made sure votes don’t actually matter.

      13. jayzerbee says:

        OK, so what is your point?

      14. “The president, as president, cannot order the Federal Courts … to do anything.”

        No, he cannot. Nor do the courts have any power to coerce the President and the Executive Branch to do anything by stays or enjoinders, and yet they do.

        It would be nice if in just one of the immigration cases where a lower court judge enjoins enforcement of the law for the President to say, “Your order is ultra vires, the law plainly states ‘x,y,z,’ and the Executive Branch departments are hereby ordered to ignore your stay or injunction and to enforce the law as written until Congress changes it.”

        • Replies: @lavoisier
      15. I have long been a strict originalist too, and regard those in (((“the media advocating”))) unconstitutional positions as “a bloodthirsty race, as cruel and remorseless as the being whom they represented as the family of god of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, and the local God of Israel.”[*]

        [*] “From Thomas Jefferson to William Short, 4 August 1820,” Founders Online, National Archives, last modified April 12, 2018, http://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/98-01-02-1438

      16. Logan says:

        Not exactly. The US has been involved in some hundreds of military conflicts, large and small. We have formally declared war exactly five times. This process was followed by the Founders, who fought many Indian wars, two Barbary Wars and a Quasi-War with France without a formal Declaration.

      17. Joe Wong says:

        The deep state will make Donald Trump fall first like JFK. American people does not count in the real political life. History has proven time and again that the emperor can be and will be made a puppet if not out right disposable by unscrupulous people; there is no such thing the emperor has devine right to rule because he has a fancy title called emperor in an empire or the president in a democracy.

      18. Harvey says:

        Contra Wikipedia, the president may not adjourn Congress except when the two houses disagree upon a date for adjournment.

        The power of the president to dismiss subordinates was at issue in the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson. It has not been seriously disputed since 1868.

        That said, the Constitution is basically a dead letter not the place to look for understanding the current reality.

      19. Madison says:

        The key phrase is “Civilian control of the military”. That is the reason why the Constitution clearly states that the President is the “commander-in-chief” of the military. The President is given that power to cement the concept of civilian control of the military. In other words, the person elected by the people to hold the office of President is given the power to control the military.

        The founding fathers knew that a “standing army” was a threat to the liberty they had just fought for and won. Thus, they wanted to try to ensure that the military was under the control of the elected officials.

        Sadly, this no longer appears to be true. Two examples from recent years. Sec. of State Kerry under Obama tried to negotiate a cease-fire in Syria. The US military responded by directly bombing the Syrian army (possibly in coordination with an ISIS attack) and the cease-fire was then scuttled. The most recent example was when Trump said he was getting out of Syria “real soon”, and top officials of the US military testified to Congress on the very next day that this was not going to happen.

        This is not actually a new situation. For instance, when Clinton tried to fulfill a campaign promise about “gays in the military”, the military did not follow orders but instead told the President to go stick it someplace the sun doesn’t shine. Or, when Dubya tried to start a major war with Iran, the then commander of the JCS just said no.

        Civilian control of the military is a key element of a democracy. If the military is outside of the control of the elected officials, the US is more like a banana republic, and all the fears of the founding fathers about a large and powerful “standing army” as a threat to liberty were very well founded.

      20. dearieme says:

        ‘believing as did Mr. Jefferson that “the best government is the least possible.” ‘

        He didn’t apply that principle to the governance of his own estate.

        • Replies: @Wally
      21. Given the rather peculiar choices of the madding crowd — I don’t like them very much — untrustworthy. However, the document in question is mandated to limit government power.

        But I am unclear what the purpose of the article is.

        I was not aware that most people thought of the president in any other manner than a chief executive as opposed to kind of king or commander of the country.

        Though many may think so —

        As for the disposition of war making — Congress ha reinforced that authority for the President to do so w/o their declaration with repeated passages of authorizations to do do. Given the PA which I thought should have been a very short term affair no more than six months and the subsequent related protocols – endorsed by an eager willing public . . .

        “fo gedda boud it”

      22. Che Guava says:

        That is great. The initial three lines could easily be made into song lyrics.

      23. @Heros

        FYI: Col. Lang is a good-ole boy from Virginia. He even named his blog Sic Semper Tyrannis.

        • Replies: @Heros
      24. @Madison

        Civilian control of the military is a key element of a democracy.

        Yeah, but it ain’t the only element of a democracy. If it came right down to it, in fact, I’d rather have the country run by the army than the big banks.

      25. @Heros

        Perhaps you might enlighten the rest of us, just what lie did the Colonel tell us in this article?

        • Replies: @Heros
        , @smellyoilandgas
      26. Well, what of Congress ceding its war-making power with the AUMF [Authorization for Use of Military Force] to the so-called ‘Commander-in-Chief’ ? Is that ‘constitutional’ ?

        Trump is NOT constitutionally empowered to make war, even as Commander-in-Chief of the military. As military leader, in absence of declaration of war, he should be able to use the military for sole purpose of defensive measures, held well short of taking general offensive measures. Only if Congress decides to go to war, is it then Trump’s responsibility to direct that wider or ‘offensive’ war as leader of the nation. That would be ‘original intent.’

        Shallow article.

        • Replies: @Louis Renault
      27. @Alden


        Tillerson has some words about Trump which explain a lot.

        Anon.. Read the US constitution,, it is a killer of a freedom taker..
        340,080,527 American slaves 527 (middlemen paid, elected slave Drivers) 80,000 (Pharaohs & Corporations)
        The words delivered from the mouth of Tillerson should scare every American.
        Maybe he is opting to be the US President..?

        3 Abbreviations [of the classification of persons the Constitution of the United States controls] as used below:
        1. The everyday American termed the American Slaves =AS;

        2. The USA elected, paid lawmaker middlemen= the Slave Divers = SD;
        3. Pharaoh & Pharaoh ownership/Control in multiple franchises, monopolies & corporations) =P&POFMC

        For this analysis it is assume that Standard America is made up of
        340,080,527 persons, w/breaks down into three classes (AS=340,000,000; SD=527; P&POFMC =80,000)
        US Supreme Court ruled Pharaoh corporations are persons.

        Distribution of voting power in a Democracy vs in a Republic by each person in each class

        votes votes Votes Total Votes on Issues
        Under democracy each gets a vote AS 340,000,000 SD 527 P&POFMCs = 340,080,527

        Under republic only SDs get to vote AS 0 SD 527 0 = 527

        As you can a republic denies every non SD a vote on any issue from going to war to whether or not to
        refuse the AS his or her rights under the 10 clauses which amended the US Constitution; such clauses being
        the so called BILL OF RIGHTS.

        Now, lets analyze the distribution of power to vote on persons to be paid a salary and to make laws (SD)

        Distribution of voting power in a Democracy vs in a Republic by each person in each class to elect SDs

        votes votes Votes Total Votes on Issues
        Under democracy each gets a vote AS 340,000,000 SD 527 P&POFMCs 80,000 = 340,080,527

        Under republic only SDs get to vote AS 5 votes SD 527 5 = many options

        Please note that the constitution had to be amended to allow the AS a so called popular vote;
        originally only the State legislatures could vote to select persons to hold a job as a slave driver

        Each AS is entitled to but 5 votes..from a field of 1054 candidates.
        Worse AS have no direct vote either the President or the vice president; there is an electoral college.
        The electors in the College of Electors are pledged or not pledged, those pledged must vote for the person their votes are pledged to (if the pledged elector gets elected in the popular vote); but the unpledged, no matter how many votes the AS castes; can vote independently; in short the Unpledged Elector could vote for his dog.

        Its not a lie that America has a democracy, but often not said is: those persons allowed to practice that Democracy must first be elected to one of the 527 paid jobs (100 jobs: Senate, 425 jobs: House of Representatives or the 1 job: Office of President or the 1 job: Office of Vice President) everyone else is a silenced slave. Meaning 540,080,000 persons have no vote on any issue “big or little” “consequential or not” and vote of the American Slave is limited to 5 votes from a field of 1054 or more candidates opting to be elected to one of the 527 paid jobs.

        A quick view of my understanding of the problem the constitution has created for Americans.

        • Replies: @Alden
      28. Media demands for presidential respect and deference are indeed creepy. It’s a domestic rollout of the propaganda line CIA uses in international forums like treaty bodies and charter bodies, when CIA has no way to justify its crimes. It’s reflex for the CIA regime. When these brainwashed Langley totalitarians have nothing to say for themselves, they try and pull rank. Policing the president’s manners is CIA’s way of finessing the awkward fact that CIA set the constitution aside when Rumsfeld went to DEFCON 3 after 9/11, invoking COG and suspending non-derogable rights.

        So sadly, as for the constitutional minutiae, you might as well be reading us the Code of Hammurabi. Your constitution’s gone. No Boy’s State speech is going to get it back. Your country is in an illegal state of emergency in breach of ICCPR Article 4.* Your government is CIA rule by secret decree**. CIA has propagated its domestic Stasi down to local levels with the fusion centers. Patterned on the Phoenix Centers, these were introduced to the US under pretext of ‘national survival,’ recovery from nuclear attack. Then CIA broadened the application to ‘all-hazards,’ making COG available for contingencies including domestic disturbances – like Occupy and Black Lives Matter, which the CIA regime attacked with nationwide interagency programs of blanket surveillance, arbitrary detention, police murder, and torture.

        Your constitution’s obsolete crap from slave days. Any middling African shitho1e has a better one. But if you really want it back you’ll get it back, over Gina Haspel’s dead body. The torturers worked hard to take over this country. Now they’re safe. If they’re not in charge, it’s Nuremberg II. Do you have the stomach for it?

        * http://hrlibrary.umn.edu/gencomm/hrc29.html
        ** https://www.brennancenter.org/sites/default/files/publications/The_New_Era_of_Secret_Law.pdf

        • Replies: @Alden
        , @Alden
        , @farang
      29. @tac

        26th floor? not a derivative of 7.

        • Replies: @pB
      30. Zumbuddi says:

        Suggestion for next article: POTUS, U S government is “Leader of the Free World.” Discuss.

        What are the borders of this “free world?”

        By what authority is U S or its president leader of that territory – populace? Is that authority enumerated in US Constitution? (NB Lang’s critique re ‘not teaching civics’ is lame, For most voters, high school was half a lifetime ago and they didn’t pay attention then. Try again, Pat.)

        Speaking of voters, Did those under the wing — or talons– of the Free World eagle actually vote for that leader?

        Didn’t think so.

        Journalists & pundits are the ones who need a civics lesson on the limits of US governing authority. “Leader of the Free World” should be stricken from their glossary.

      31. Alden says:

        You’re not an attorney are you? Here is an even faster summary of the constitution, one sentence.

        The constitution is whatever 5 Supreme Court judges say it is Marbury vs Madison 1804. Aaron vs Copper 1958.

        That’s all you need to know.

        • Agree: renfro
        • Replies: @jilles dykstra
      32. Alden says:
        @Fawn Hall's underpants

        TSA is a total violation of the 4th amendment, unreasonable search and seizure of everyone who walks into an airport. And the unreasonable searches are done by the usual government affirmative action dregs of the earth mostly immigrants and some felons.

        The constitution is whatever 5 Supreme Court judges say it is. That’s the way the founders wrote it and wanted it. That’s why Madison argued with Marbury and conceded quickly so as to set the precedent as early as possible.

        If you want to learn about constitutional law, read a constitutional law law school text. Every tiny branch small town courthouse in this country has a small law library.

        You have to be an attorney and pay for the lawyers on line continuing education courses so they are unavailable if you’re not a member of the bar.

        But these little libraries are available if you are interested. But why bother? Your opinion doesn’t matter. The opinion of your elected legislators doesn’t matter. The opinion of the elected governors and the president doesn’t matter.

        All that matters is the opinion of 5 unelected life long tenured unimpeachable Supreme Court judges.

        That’s one of the many many reasons why I’m not a conservative. All this American patriot Boy Scout level blathering about the constitution is just beyond pathetic.

        If you want to learn about it, stay from patriotic conservative websites. Take a constitutional law course or at least read some constitutional law text books.

        But why bother? Unless you’re an attorney with a billion dollar fund there’s nothing you can do about it.

        Or you can make a good living working for a conservative non profit foundation writing about your naive 7 grade level opinion if the constitution.

        Conservative means loser. They have lost on every issue since 1956.

      33. @Alden

        He was excoriating the lack of integrity in the prior redline administration and the “resistance” which your hyperbole simply reinforces.

        • Replies: @Alden
      34. Alden says:

        I guess Lang is the typical conservative Civics class? In the olden days is was just a mass of lies about how the constitution was written by the great intellectuals to protect our rights and have elected by the people limited government with the 3 branches sharing and balancing power

        What a crock

        And he just had to decorate his naive American legion nonsense with that hideous American flag theme badge. Those garish red and white stripes are so garish they are had to look at and the proportions are terrible

      35. @Ronald Thomas West

        he should be able to use the military for sole purpose of defensive measures,

        Thus Obama’s “red lines” in Syria with no result and the victories in Libya all the way to the one in Benghazi. Because presidents need to be restricted in the use of the military.

      36. Alden says:
        @Fawn Hall's underpants

        Black lives matter? The government encouraged aided and abetted the George Soros front group black lives matter. BLM was just another civil rights division of the justice department storm troopers division used in its war on Whites.

        There is a community response group in the civil rights division of the justice department. Every NAACP worker and activist black preacher plus ADL $PLC AJC ACLU office in the country can call its hotline whenever a black criminal is disrespected by White police or even a White citizen like Zimmerman.

        They fly in the next day, rent hotels, rent offices and equipment and set up office in the local federal building if there’s rooon
        And that federal agency goes to work persecuting, not prosecuting innocent Whites like officer Darren Wilson, George Zimmerman and the Duke lacrosse men.

        BLM is a federally aided and abetted George Soros front group. The civil rights division of the justice department protects BLM from local law enforcement arresting them for blocking freeways, smashing store fronts etc.

        Think I’ll skip Lang and his naive Boy Scout manual articles from now on.

      37. @Alden

        Think I’ll skip Lang and his naive Boy Scout manual articles from now on.

        At least he’s trying, you accursed iconoclast you. 😉

        • Replies: @Alden
      38. Heros says:
        @Seamus Padraig

        Then why did he join the Yankee army and commit war crimes on their behalf?

        Virginia was going through “reconstruction” (which was basically the blueprint for “de-nazification”) before the war of northern aggression was even finished.

        No true southerner could stand for this abomination of a country left after Lincoln in 1861 finally and completely exposed the “Constitution” for the sham that is always was when Yankees like Lang invaded the South for exercising their promised right of secession, and then committed war crimes against their civilian population, and they “reconstructed her” with (((carpet baggers))). It is similar to the Yankee promises in 1991 that Nato would not move east.

        Please provide a link to one article of his favorable to either of the Confederacies.

        • Replies: @Alden
      39. @Alden

        Waah, waah! Call the Waahmbulance. Why don’t YOU have a community response group for when some CIA-brainwashed asshole cop pushes you around in a ‘roid rage? That is why they don’t give a shit what you think, you know – cause you kiss ass and say Yes, Officer, No, Officer, YesSir, NoSir like a sad lumpen slave.

        • Replies: @Alden
        , @Alden
        , @Alden
        , @Alden
      40. Heros says:

        The entire article is a lie because clearly the sham of a Constitution no longer applies, even if it ever did. Lang and his Masonic predecessors made it that way, and from the very beginning.

        I am not going to get into a pissing match with some Lang sycophant about when the Constitution was ignored, the first bank of the US and the “1/20 oz of gold” dollar should be enough for any American, even an “exceptionalist” like yourself.

      41. pB says:

        trump towers, has the first 10 floors for comercial and they don’t count as floors,

        the 26th floor is actually the 36th

        but they also skip number 13th.

        so the 36th floor is actualy the 35th floor

        7 x 5 = 35

      42. @Alden

        Indeed, in a country where judges are allowed to judge if a law fits the constitution judges are the highest authority.
        The EU has the same problem.

        • Replies: @Alden
      43. @Tom Welsh

        An assertion is less than an allegation. Both have some factual basis, however little that factual basis may be.
        A belief is less than an assertion. A belief is based on faith. A factual basis is not necessary.
        In other words, the document was a leap of faith.

      44. lavoisier says: • Website
        @The Alarmist

        It would be nice if in just one of the immigration cases where a lower court judge enjoins enforcement of the law for the President to say, “Your order is ultra vires, the law plainly states ‘x,y,z,’ and the Executive Branch departments are hereby ordered to ignore your stay or injunction and to enforce the law as written until Congress changes it.”

        To do that would take the kind of courage and integrity Trump just does not have. And even if he did have such qualities, you can guarantee that Ryan, McConnell, Graham and even on his deathbed John McCain,would challenge his decision in loud and abusive language.

        The traitors are in charge.

        • Replies: @Alden
      45. Undoubtedly,

        the constitution has its issues in application — transporting the idea into real can be a tough row.

        But as a framework for establishing a limited government, it’s a fine start. Those bill of Rights are actually central to every other aspect of the documents governance in my view.

        I think the founders engaged in some attempt to be honest about blacks – with the referenced slavery clause — a complete hypocritical move that severed the intent of the revolution — but they at least acknowledged that some persons were not to be given the liberties entitled to all “men” (humankind).

        It also highlights something else, the document itself is less a problem than those who seek it to garner specific powers unto themselves on any other basis than equal standing before the law.

        And next to slavery and the issue of native americans and redressing treaty violations — nothing is challenging the value of our constitution than the contention that it intended to deliver emotional satisfaction —- the notion is so afar from reason as to render it alien as though from beyond universe.

        We can correct immigration, we can correct needless wars, excessive government powers and we can curtail spending, but there is no way to reel in a document that many are attempting to turn into an emotional lollipop.

        • Replies: @Alden
      46. Greg Bacon says: • Website

        Anyone with two functioning brain cells left knows that Tubby the Grifter is at best the VP for North American affairs for Israel.
        The real POTUS is Netanyahu.

        Trump controlled by Mossad – Part IV


      47. PopTart20 says: • Website

        There is a new website by Arthur Lee called identityfaith.org
        Could you please check it out, and if you like it, please tell your friends or consider linking to it. Even if you don’t agree with the spiritual part, we are still trying to help our people to become racially aware. I appreciate your help.

        • Replies: @Alden
      48. Alden says:
        @Louis Renault

        Just saw a sentence by one of those awful liberal women.

      49. Alden says:

        Trying what?

        Guess he doesn’t realize how naive and innocent his article is. Maybe he lifted it from some 1910 speech Teddy Roosevelt gave to some visiting church ladies.

        • Replies: @manorchurch
      50. Alden says:
        @Fawn Hall's underpants

        I’ve never had anything to do with the police in my life. Never called them for any reason. Never stopped and questioned. Can’t remember any traffic tickets. Parking tickets a few.

        I don’t understand what you wrote.

      51. Alden says:
        @Fawn Hall's underpants

        The community response group are ultra liberal federal employees who hate Whites and love black criminals. They are a division of the civil rights division if the justice department

        Nothing to do with me.

      52. Alden says:
        @jilles dykstra

        It’s old Germanic common law. The Latin countries used to be better. The legislature and the king or prime minister made the laws.

        Appears the EU picked the absolute worst from all the European traditions
        to make the EU

        It’s The old Germanic law where the biggest baddest bully in the tribe appointed himself the judge and lawmaker. Lots of conservative idiot Americans of British descendant think common law has something to do with the rights of the common people. It doesn’t. It’s judicial supremacy.

      53. @Alden

        He’s trying. He’s very trying.

        What’s not to get?

        Did you know TR was only 60 when he died?

        • Replies: @Alden
      54. Alden says:

        The only Supreme Court orders ever defied by presidents were just 2. Jackson defied a court order to let the Cherokees alone. Lincoln was ordered by the Supreme Court to re instate habeas corpus during the civil war.

        Neither complied

      55. Alden says:

        The constitution is whatever 5 Supreme Court judges say it is

        • Replies: @EliteCommInc.
      56. Alden says:
        @Fawn Hall's underpants

        Ron it’s this kind of response that needs to be moderated. It’s just a ridiculous attack on me for no reason at all.

        The aged codger who remembers the Oliver north debacle thinks he’s so clever using a vulgar name. He seems to be a BLM advocate but is too crazy to put together a coherent response .

        I am not an advocate of BLM. Mr. vulgarity seems to like BLM, although his incoherent rant makes it unclear what he’s writing about.

      57. Alden says:

        I don’t understand. Is Lang a living person? Or is this article something a civil war yankee soldier wrote?

        • Replies: @Heros
      58. Alden says:

        What does Roosevelt’s death date have to do with anything?

      59. Alden says:

        I think someone named named Arthur Lee was one of the lobbyists Ben Franklin brought to France in the 1760s in the effort to convince France to pay for and sent troops for our revolution.

      60. Alden says:

        Pro Jew or crypto Jew, Jews really hate him. And they hate the Kushners for being in laws of Trump.

        The hatred is really astonishing

      61. @Alden

        Annnd, Anon sprays out his 40 responses to every post and goes running to the nearest authorities to get a comment banned cause it upset him. You realize that if you go running like a little weasel to any available authority figure whenever you get your panties in a bunch, you’re naturally going to wind up servile and downtrodden. Unlike poor brown migrants who know how to stick together, like BLM. This is how we know you will always grovel to cops or any kind of government at all.

        • Replies: @Alden
      62. tjm says:

        I could not agree more. I am confident Trump was INSTALLED, Zionist whole Clinton was just a stand in. The Jews always have two Zionists running to insure the one that they choose to lose does not stir up trouble.

        Obama vs Zionist super bitch McShame
        Bush vs Zionist pussy Kerry…and each time the election was stolen, the loser did not protect.

        Trump is likely the most corrupt individual to ever sit in the White House, and the Zionist Jews did not install him for nothing, Trump is there for something big, something that will harm America.

        • Agree: tac
        • Replies: @renfro
      63. H. D. says:

        The US federal government is not a parliamentary government. The president of the United States is not “first among equals” as the Prime Minister in a parliamentary government often is.

        The president’s powers are limited by law and the constitution but not by custom, tradition or opinions.

        ”your white knight is nothing more than a Trojan horse Crown Agent beholden to the City of London banksters.”


        “Rothschild and their City of London partners in crime, not only got a new East Coast money laundering center in Atlantic City. They now had their straw man Trump by the balls.”

        Why Trump Is A Rothschild Tool


      64. Who rules you? Well, pretty much anyone including the media can get away with threatening to assassinate Trump, and have. So Trump definitely isn’t in control.

        South Carolina will become the first state to legally define criticism of Israel as “anti-Semitism” when a new measure goes into effect on July 1, targeting public schools and universities. While politicians have tried to pass the measure as a standalone law for two years, they finally succeeded temporarily by passing it as a “proviso” that was slipped into the 2018-2019 budget.

        According to the text of the measure, the definition of “anti-Semitism” will now include:

        a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of anti-Semitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities;

        calling for, aiding, or justifying the killing or harming of Jews; making mendacious, dehumanizing, demonizing, or stereotypical allegations about Jews as such or the power of Jews as a collective;

        accusing Jews as a people of being responsible for real or imagined wrongdoing committed by a single Jewish person or group, the state of Israel, or even for acts committed by non-Jews;

        accusing the Jews as a people, or Israel as a state, of inventing or exaggerating the Holocaust;

        accusing Jewish citizens of being more loyal to Israel, or to the alleged priorities of Jews worldwide, than to the interest of their own nations;

        using the symbols and images associated with classic anti-Semitism to characterize Israel or Israelis;

        drawing comparisons of contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis;

        blaming Israel for all inter-religious or political tensions;

        applying double standards by requiring of it a behavior not expected or demanded of any other democratic nation;

        multilateral organizations focusing on Israel only for peace or human rights investigations;

        denying the Jewish people their right to self-determination, and denying Israel the right to exist, provided, however, that criticism of Israel similar to that leveled against any other country cannot be regarded as anti-Semitic.

      65. Alden says:
        @Fawn Hall's underpants

        Goodby Unz.

        Why underpants went in an insane attack because I am or am not a supporter of BLM I don’t know.

        But encouraging this kind of vicious lunacy just makes the site look like a site for incoherent maniacs.

        The Bettty Ong article was insane. But at least it was about Betty Ong and 9/11.

        Underpants is just a lonely old man who has no one to blast his hatred at. So he goes on the internet

      66. @Alden


        I am not going to defend a position that suggests the Supreme Court hasn’t over reached, imagined, and created some very peculiar standards. Even to have gone as far as exceeded their mandate as justices.

        But the document itself remains on value for framing the relationship between citizens and between citizens the government they own and must exercise authority over.

      67. renfro says:

        Trump is likely the most corrupt individual to ever sit in the White House, and the Zionist Jews did not install him for nothing, Trump is there for something big, something that will harm America.

        You want to know Trumps next move for Israel?

        Easy…just follow JINSA —JINSA is of course the Jewish Institute for National Security…(US National Security as decided by the Jews and Israel)

        The AIPAC Jewish lobby actually pales in comparison to JINSA….as JINSA is the Jew-Israel war group that testifies to and influences congress. The US congress naturally doesnt call on American experts to testify—only Jews for Israel and their bought goys can tell congress what America needs to do.

        Following their twitter is the easy way to do it.
        Or you can go to their site but the deep stuff is restricted and you cant access it without a password. You can actually get more off their twitter as they like to tweet about all their latest policy papers.

        On JINSA’s to do list now is the following below….they have floated this before but now that the Orange whore for Adelson and Israel is Prez they are going for this…in short any attack on Israel would be considered an attack on the US.
        So all Israel would have to do is have someone fire back at them for their attacks on Syria or Iran or Lebanon…and presto! the US would have to go fight Israel’s war for them.

        Here’s their usual pitpul for promoting this.

        ATLAS SUPPORTED: Strengthening U.S.-Israel Strategic Cooperation
        JINSA’s Gemunder Center U.S.-Israel Security Task Force


        2. A formal U.S.-Israel Alliance
        The United States’ formal alliances come from mutual defense treaties, the heart of which is an Article V provision committing each signatory to consider an armed attack on one as an attack on all. The United States has such alliances with NATO, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Philippines, South Korea, Thailand and most of the Americas.

        If you don’t know JINSA..read about them here:

        The Men From JINSA and CSP

      68. Heros says:

        That is top secret. Even the President isn’t allowed to know that. Like virtually all top secret government domestic spying information you have to be at least 22nd degree Scottish Rite free mason to know that particular truth. Or at least the current version.

        However, since I am a true patriot, I will leak a little information to you:


        Thats right, just as holocaust trauma is now eternal, so too do the crimes against humanity of Lang and his ilk’s free masons keep building from one generation to the next. By wittingly joining these orders, they have become culpable for everything that the order has done throughout history.

      69. Right, the president is not CINC of the US. The president’s a spokesmodel. Here’s your US CINC, absolute sovereign of your fake democracy:


      70. bjondo says:

        Return to Lang’s post, ” Israel’s Juvenile Ground Army”:


        “One of the slimy tricks of these vile people is to blame the problem on untrained young soldiers making split-second bad decisions, but the choice of ammunition comes from the top.” — xymphora

      71. Alden says:
        @Fawn Hall's underpants

        So you are a black man who’s a member of BLM? That’s what your incoherent rants seem to say.

      72. NoneYaBiz says:

        First of all the article has certain items inaccurate. The Present Dick of the united States is only the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces once a declaration of war is made. In cases of insurrection, he can order the militia to suppress said occurrence. Otherwise, the Present Dick can’t legally order the military to do squat per the so called Constipation of the united States.

      73. @Morongobill

        what’s wrong with letting the country be run by the American People?
        Certainly we slave-Americans could n\d worse than the 527 salaried USA slave drivers.
        If we reduce the nation to Americans and quite chasing everyone in the world, the
        current bunch of radicals would be useless. Produce in America only from America

        Actually a very few changes could fix a lot of the problem with the US constitution..

        Amend to limit terms to 2 years, no body serves again
        Amend to criminalize contrary to their campaign acts or votes.
        Amend constitution to pool all campaign funds so everyone has a fair chance.
        Amend to make payment of retirement salaries, expenses, or other stuff payable to a past member of the government only if such salaried person survived a citizens audit and report about that retired persons, and survive a vote by all citizens to affirm or deny the findings of the audit.
        If the audit is accepted, its recommendations to be accepted and the person treated accordingly.

        • Replies: @Alden
      74. Alden says:

        All those proposals would have lawsuits filed against them by liberals and those proposals would stand or not stand according to the whims of 5 Supreme Court judges.

      75. @Alden

        You might have reason to whine about an attack if you had enough guts to use your real name. Posting as anon and you get what you get.

        • Replies: @Alden
      76. Alden says:
        @Chris Mallory

        Fawn Halls underpants is a black man who belongs to BLM.
        Fawn Hall herself is a beautiful White woman Calling himself her underpants is a gross insult to all White women

        Reason the ignorant black man attacked me is that he can’t read very well and thought I was defending police
        Fawn Halls Underpants, like most blacks can’t read above 2 nd grade level

        That’s why he completely mis
        understood what I wrote.

        So you too are a supporter of BLM like the disgusting vulgar Fawn Hall Underpants? Like him, you are black aren’t you?

        Maybe I’ll use another name, one that shows how I think about all you old codgers.

        How about ESAD?

        • Replies: @anonymous
        , @Chris Mallory
      77. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:

        How about “Goodby Unz”?

      78. Che Guava says:

        This site sometimes is losing reply links, maybe a time limit, maybe I was careless, my later odd post apropos of nothing was meant for you, the first three lines are very close to song lyrics, reminding me of Hank Williams III’s Crazed Country Rebel, only you just have to adjust the words a little for better rhythm.

        I have just confirmed (with this post) that the site *does* lose ‘reply’ associations, seems to be a timeout of some kind, a bug.

        Seriously, you are a lyricist, work on those three lines and make a full lyric of it, find a band to record it with a jittery, or mournful arrangement, You will have an alt-country hit, at least in the South.

        • Replies: @Alden
      79. Alden says:
        @Che Guava

        It’s a 1860s song composed after the civil war. Title “ I’m a Good Ol Rebel.
        It’s on YouTube along with all the old confederate and post war confederate songs.

        There’s a YouTube of the rebel yell. That’s from a recording made by confederate veterans back in the 1920s.
        The rebel yell sounds like the American Indian yip yip yip battle cry.

        Joan Baez’ Virgil Caine is enough to bring tears. Funny, she was an ultra liberal 1960 70s MLK worshipping revolutionary but she sang those southern songs.


      80. Che Guava says:

        Thank you very much, a little disappointed that it was a quote, but will listen and explore more next week.

        Definitely try ‘Dixie’ next time at karaoke.

        My phone is on slow mode now, old contract, needing renewal.

        Should get a wire or fibre connection again, too.

        Why are you posting as Anon? You know that now that they are numbering Anons, it is easy to see patterns if you want, not that I care,

        I do recognize posts from the artist formerly known as Priss, although that is from language tics more than the number.

      81. Hibernian says:

        You’re apparently counting Missouri and Kentucky as Confederate states. Missouri was divided to the point of their having their own Civil War inside their own state. Kentucky tried to stay neutral until the Confederates invaded.

        • Replies: @Chris Mallory
        , @JimS
      82. Hibernian says:

        Congress as well as the military chiefs and the President had input into the don’t ask don’t tell compromise. Congress has constitutional authority to set general guidelines for the military and it’s entirely proper for senior officers to advise the CINC and testify in front of Congress on such matters. Please cite evidence for the alleged attempted, nearly successful, or successful coup d’ etat.

        • Replies: @EliteCommInc.
      83. @Hibernian

        Seven Days in May

        Laughing 0000 but a great film.

      84. anon526 says:

        The President Is Not CinC of the US because the fourth branch of government established by the National Security Act possesses a secret veto over the rest through bribery, blackmail & assassination. Just ask JFK.

      85. @Alden

        He could be Obama himself, but that doesn’t change the fact that you are a gutless coward.

      86. @Hibernian

        Kentucky was represented by one of the stars on the flag.
        Kentucky did have a Confederate government.
        By the end of the war, more Kentuckians supported the South than supported Yankee trash.

      87. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:

        Fifteen days…


        • Replies: @anonymous
      88. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:

        Twenty-five days…


        • Replies: @anonymous
      89. So there are people who think the President is Commander In Chief of America? Like he can order civilians around like they were soldiers?

        Why am I surprised.

      90. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:

        Thirty-five days…


        • Replies: @anonymous
      91. ‘…Shmuley Boteach, the New Jersey rabbi and best-selling author, says Trump is actually a philo-Semite, with a lifelong history of surrounding himself with Jewish executives, employees and social acquaintances, as well as a strong record of support for Jewish causes and for Israel…’

        Shmuley is a lying, cynical, manipulative, shallow, Zionist swine — who to top it all, is from New Jersey, as you say.

        Good or bad, surely his statements can’t be taken to have significance. I’d be more interested in what Peewee Herman has to say.

      92. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:

        Fifty days…

        over and out?

      93. Blackdawg says:

        Good article with valid reminders of fact, coming from an interesting (but accurate) perspective. The comments are in fact the most entertaining aspect of it’s publication. They make it pretty clear that some mass psychosis or cloud of idiot gas has enveloped a substantial percentage of Americans who get ‘triggered’ by the most inane things.

      94. @Madison

        When Trump felt he “had to” bomb Syria to punish it for the alleged chemical weapons attack, the military shot off some artillery but carefully sent it where it wouldn’t do serious damage. Very clever of them not to rile the Russian bear but satisfy the “moral case” against Assad. BTW: the alleged chemical attack was transparently staged by rebels. Any body that saw the videos and had any sense could tell it.

      95. TG says:

        Of course the President is not the Commander in Chief of the United States.

        The oligarchy – people like the Koch Brothers, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO’s of the big Wall Street banks – these people, collectively, are the Commander in Chief of the United States.

        They give an order – like they want trillions in bailouts for Wall Street, or imports of third-world refugees as a source of cheap labor, or open borders trade with low-wage countries when they are shipping US jobs abroad, and closed-border trade when private citizens want to import legal pharmaceuticals from these same places, or endless pointless winless overseas wars because they are so profitable – I could go on, but you get the idea.

        • Agree: Endgame Napoleon
      96. Tsigantes says:
        @jilles dykstra

        How one lends ammunition, tanks and war planes, I never could understand.

        A deliberate misnomer. So called Lend lease was a money-spinner for the USA. End of story.

      97. JimS says:

        I am sorry, is this post supposed to be a non sequitur? Missouri and Kentucky are not among the 13 in the Articles of Confederation:

        “To all to whom these Presents shall come, we the undersigned Delegates of the States affixed to our Names send greeting.

        Articles of Confederation and perpetual Union between the states of New Hampshire, Massachusetts-bay, Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.”

        Note the perpetual Union. The secession of the southern states is thus specifically prevented by the Articles.

      98. vxxc says:

        The most direct solution is to have the rest of the Executive Branch take a lesson from the Military and respect the Constitution no matter what occurs.

        For who has endured more outrages and shabby treatment then the military since Korea?

        Yet we have remained faithful and obedient. We understand the cost of the alternatives.

        COL Lang is absolutely correct. The Executive Branch Constitutionally is the President and Vice President and the rest serve under the Chief Executive and are utterly at will employees and must respect the authority of the President and the Republic that elected the President.

        The underlying conflict of course is legally the President has lost the authority to fire non-political employees since the New Deal [Humphrey’s Executors 1937]. FDR himself lost control of his monster. The Civil Service’s resistance to the elected President is Unconstitutional – but legally they have cover.

        Our Laws are in conflict with the Constitution.

        The Civil Service is Human and has power and money and does not want to bow to the People’s Will – that’s all. They’re just human. They would be wiser to reflect they are mortal as well.

      99. Logan says:

        Another agent recalled in a court filing that “Trump Management believes that Jewish tenants are the best tenants.”

        A belief potentially subject to empirical confirmation or refutation. Depending of course on your definition of “best.”

      100. farang says:
        @Fawn Hall's underpants


        “Do you have the stomach for it?” You’re most likely aware of the CIA personnel that stated electronic/microwave weapons of torture should “first be used on ex-pats.”

        I know I am.

        Because I am a farang. And won’t stop.

      101. Aside from all of the things pertinent to how economic elites jockey for power and try to unseat other economic elites from power, the part about the Commander in Chief’s control over the military means that Trump could have built the Southern Border Wall promised to voters, using the Army Corps or Engineers as Ann Coulter pointed out many times to no avail. If he had to defer to Congress Critters on the matter of “acquisitions of materials,” so be it. A guy named Fischer made clear that he could build the Wall at a much cheaper rate than other contractors offered, with otherwise big-spending congressional purse-string clutchers thumbing their noses at what people voted for.

      102. Noman says:

        “first Jewish president”

        Funny that. They ALL were Jews. Even Obama, Clinton, etc.
        Obama’s mother was a descendant of Lord Stanley and the Dunham’s. Related to Lena Dunham.

        Every US President, R or D, is related to the same intertwined ultra wealthy families that have always run the America project. Meaning all Presidents are related to each other.

        It’s a small club.

        #RESIST45 just consumed two and a half years of headline news and commentary with a load of crap. Keeping everyone’s minds off of anything really important. Just like Monica and her stain did for the US invasion of former Yugoslavia.

      103. Noman says:

        True. The southern States knew that Lincoln’s actions nullified the US Constitution and those States chose to withdraw consent and fall back to the Articles of Confederation. Hence, “Confederate States of America”.
        Something not taught in schools, ever.
        The Constitution itself was a takeover of the government of the USA.
        We almost were a Switzerland, Confederation Helvetica.
        Confederation America.sounds nice.
        Instead we went from Boston Tea Party to Whisky Rebellion in 18 years.

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