Building American Empire: A How To Guide

During my law school days, I took a class in International Law. Our professor was Russian and familiar with the old Soviet Union. When asked to explain how the USSR determined their leadership, he told us the Communist Party would put up a slate of candidates, the people would vote, and the Party’s chosen would win—without exception. “Yes, they hold elections in Russia,” he told us. “They just don’t mean anything.”

And so it goes with empires, a citizenry granted illusory participation while empowered elites decide who will be the next ruler; and once their choice is made, the political structure falls in line … or else! … a ruthless way of managing affairs. This is—more or less—how the Roman Empire worked, how the Soviet Empire worked, and how the American Empire was intended to work. In 2016, Hillary Clinton was chosen by America’s political elite to be the next President of the United States. Prominent politicians, celebrities and media figures all fell in line to back her candidacy.

Imagine … if she had actually won.

Imagine her (instead of Donald Trump) appointing justices to the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as to lower federal courts. Imagine a leftist federal judiciary systematically legislating from the bench well into the future, long enough to mold the U.S. Constitution into something unrecognizable to the brilliant men who originally crafted it.

Imagine a judiciary and legislature to rubber-stamp Hillary’s overreach: confiscating firearms from law-abiding citizens; taxing and spending Americans into economic subjugation; unbridled immigration, legal or otherwise, giving Democrats an unassailable electoral majority; the political Left in control of all federal branches: executive, legislative and judicial. Imagine access to the public forum incrementally lessened; arbitrary application of ‘hate speech’ rules and other rules to silence the Left’s opposition, as though the very notion of ‘free speech’ were an antiquated relic of America’s vainglorious past.

Imagine the Left controlling not only academia, the news media and the entertainment industry, but in firm control of the administrative agencies and all institutions of national intelligence and federal law enforcement. The collusion that occurred between the Clinton campaign, the DNC and sundry Obama operatives to subvert the 2016 presidential election would not be known to the public. Rather, such tactics would become quietly commonplace, enacted, aided and abetted with impunity by overlords of an ever-expanding Administrative State—whose opponents would count themselves lucky not to end up financially ruined or imprisoned. Of course, some of this behavior is openly advocated, and already occurring; but imagine it intensified exponentially and ongoing for decades on end.

Whoever might be chosen, in a long line of leftist succession, would be anointed by establishment elites and assured a presidency with essentially unchecked power. A self-interested political structure would fall in line … or else! … and as for the citizenry, they’d still be allowed to vote. It just wouldn’t mean anything.

Will the Real Jeff Sessions Please Stand Up?

One of presidential candidate Donald Trump’s earliest public supporters was U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions, of Alabama. The Senator campaigned for Mr. Trump when few others would. He gave every indication that, should Mr. Trump beat the odds and become our next president, he would serve honorably and enthusiastically in a Trump Administration.

So … what happened? The Beltway is abuzz with competing narratives.

On one hand, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been AWOL, recusing himself from the ‘Russian collusion’ investigation, before finding evidence of an actual crime to investigate; allowing his dubious deputy Rod Rosenstein to oversee the straw-grasping of Special Counsel Robert Mueller; playing coy before congressional committees about ongoing efforts to root out Deep State corruption within the federal bureaucracy; declining to appoint a special counsel to investigate FISA Court irregularities and charges of corruption that still haunt Hillary Clinton and her shady cabal.

On the other hand, Mr. Sessions’ Justice Department recently brought a high-profile lawsuit against California over its ‘Sanctuary State’ policy, and Mr. Sessions illustrated his frame of mind by pointedly asking one California mayor, “How dare you needlessly endanger the lives of law enforcement just to promote your radical open borders agenda?”; Mr. Sessions has recently indicated his department is looking into FISA Court irregularities and patterns of questionable activity by Hillary Clinton, the DNC and perhaps the Obama Administration; the Justice Department’s Inspector General, Michael Horowitz, is due to present investigative findings this month, after which one may anticipate further clarification from Mr. Sessions regarding a second special counsel.

The suspected crimes and sundry misdeeds of Hillary Clinton, Deep State bureaucrats, Democrat Party officials and others may finally receive a thorough, long overdue vetting. There yet may be hope for ‘equal justice under the law’ in America. Attorney General Jeff Sessions may be just the man to make it happen.

We shall know soon enough.