Roberts on the U.S. government’s illegitimacy

July 15, 2013 by History in a Hurry

Another great Paul Craig Roberts column, in case you missed it. Now is the time to resist the tyrants — every day, in any way you can.

Coup d’etat

by Paul Craig Roberts

The American people have suffered a coup d’etat, but they are hesitant to acknowledge it. The regime ruling in Washington today lacks constitutional and legal legitimacy. Americans are ruled by usurpers who claim that the executive branch is above the law and that the US Constitution is a mere “scrap of paper.”

An unconstitutional government is an illegitimate government. The oath of allegiance requires defense of the Constitution “against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” As the Founding Fathers made clear, the main enemy of the Constitution is the government itself. Power does not like to be bound and tied down and constantly works to free itself from constraints.

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If Americans acquiesce to the coup d’etat, they will have placed themselves firmly in the grip of tyranny.

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http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2013/07/13/coup-detat-paul-craig-roberts/

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