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The Ominous Implications of William Barr’s Testimony

The Ominous Implications of William Barr’s Testimony

Bill Blum
Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series examining Attorney General William Barr’s testimony on the extent of presidential power and the challenge his assertions and relationship with President Trump present to Congress.

The most shocking aspect of Attorney General William Barr’s May 1 testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee wasn’t the bucket of lies he told about his disagreements with

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Proponents of an unregulated so-called unitary, all-powerful presidency, embraced by the right and vulture capitalism, espoused and defended by the likes of Bill Barr, using Hamilton’s Federalist views as supportive background, show utter contempt for the US Constitution and Bill of Rights. That view is grounded in greed and self-interest at the expense of the People and future sustainability.

I look toward the words of John Adam on the Common Good to create my vision. The dangerous extremism and increasingly hidden corrupt actions of the trump regime and all who sail in it, especially the right-wing SCOTUS, molded to declare corrupted actions “legal”, fly in the face of the Common Good to protect the common greed and exploitation of this regime (and previous) that rewards crony’s, campaign-contribution bribery, payback for past corrupt and hidden associations, exploitation of the natural world to extinction, and to continue to destroy Mother Earth to enhance the domination of vast private wealth that has come to control the direction of what’s left of life on Earth at the expense, oppression, and misery of millions upon millions.

The rope is now very long, and those that defend, support, and play their roles (just following orders) in this criminal and malignant mental regime, from its rotten head to its appointees and Congressional stooges and their extremist ugly views, will hopefully see the day they all hang from the rope they themselves have woven. If more of America wakes-up to the danger in time.

"Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, the people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government; and to reform, alter, or totally change the same, when their protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness require it." - John Adams

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There are likely many parts of the Federalist Papers which conflict with the ideas and ideals in the actual Constitution, because the Federalist Papers represented many, possibly conflicting VIEWPOINTS on what the Constitution “should” contain. The Federalist Papers are NOT the Constitution, no matter how or what some people wish for or believe. There are other sources as well, as in the Code of Federal Regulations, United States Code, and the Administrative Procedures Act. There are portions of the Government that consist of non-political (we hope) career professionals who can do their jobs to preserve the process of governance.