Coup D’État


The American people have suffered a coup d’état, 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 U.S. 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 it constantly works to free itself from constraints.

The basis of the regime in Washington is nothing but usurped power. The Obama Regime, like the Bush/Cheney Regime, has no legitimacy. Americans are oppressed by an illegitimate government ruling, not by law and the Constitution, but by lies and naked force. Those in government see the U.S. Constitution as a “chain that binds our hands.”

The South African apartheid regime was more legitimate than the regime in Washington. The apartheid Israeli regime in Palestine is more legitimate. The Taliban are more legitimate. Moammar Gadhafi and Saddam Hussein were more legitimate.

The only Constitutional protection that the Bush/Obama regime has left standing is the 2nd Amendment, a meaningless Amendment considering the disparity in arms between Washington and what is permitted to the citizenry. No citizen standing with a rifle can protect himself and his family from one of the Department of Homeland Security’s 2,700 tanks, or from a drone, or from a heavily armed SWAT force in body armor.

Like serfs in the dark ages, American citizens can be picked up on the authority of some unknown person in the executive branch and thrown in a dungeon, subject to torture, without any evidence ever being presented to a court or any information to the person’s relatives of his whereabouts. Or they can be placed on a list without explanation that curtails their right to travel by air. Every communication of every American, except face-to-face conversation in non-bugged environments, is intercepted and recorded by the National Stasi Agency; and from those communications, phrases can be strung together to produce a “domestic extremist.”

If throwing an American citizen in a dungeon is too much trouble, the citizen can simply be blown up with a hellfire missile launched from a drone. No explanation is necessary. For the Obama tyrant, the exterminated human being was just a name on a list.

The president of the united states has declared that he possesses these Constitutionally forbidden rights, and his regime has used them to oppress and murder U.S. citizens. The president’s claim that his will is higher than law and the Constitution is public knowledge. Yet there is no demand for the usurper’s impeachment. Congress is supine. The serfs are obedient.

The people who helped transform a democratically accountable president into a Caesar include John Yoo, who was rewarded for his treason by being accepted as a law professor at the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt school of law. Yoo’s colleague in treason, Jay Scott Bybee, was rewarded by being appointed a Federal judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. We now have a Berkeley law professor teaching, and a Federal circuit judge ruling, that the executive branch is above the law.

The executive branch coup against America has succeeded. The question is: Will it stand? Today, the executive branch consists of liars, criminals and traitors. The evil on Earth seems concentrated in Washington.

Washington’s response to Edward Snowden’s evidence that Washington, in total contravention of law both domestic and international, is spying on the entire world has demonstrated to every country that Washington places the pleasure of revenge above law and human rights.

On Washington’s orders, its European puppet states refused overflight permission to the Bolivian presidential airliner carrying President Evo Morales and forced the airliner to land in Austria and be searched. Washington thought that Snowden might be aboard the airliner. Capturing Snowden was more important to Washington than respect for international law and diplomatic immunity.

How long before Washington orders its U.K. puppet to send in a SWAT team to drag Julian Assange from the Ecuadoran embassy in London and hand him over to the CIA for waterboarding?

On July 12, Snowden met in the Moscow airport with human rights organizations from around the world. He stated that the illegal exercise of power by Washington prevents him from traveling to any of the three Latin American countries that have offered him asylum. Therefore, Snowden said, he accepted Russian President Putin’s conditions and requested asylum in Russia.

Insouciant americans and the young unaware of the past don’t know what this means. During my professional life, it was Soviet Russia that persecuted truth tellers, while America gave them asylum and tried to protect them. Today, it is Washington that persecutes those who speak the truth, and it is Russia that protects them.

The American public has not, this time, fallen for Washington’s lie that Snowden is a traitor. The polls show that a majority of Americans see Snowden as a whistle-blower.

It is not the U.S. that is damaged by Snowden’s revelations. It is the criminal elements in the U.S. government that have pulled off a coup against democracy, the Constitution and the American people, who are damaged. It is the criminals who have seized power, not the American people, who are demanding Snowden’s scalp.

The Obama Regime, like the Bush/Cheney Regime, has no legitimacy. Americans are
oppressed by an illegitimate government ruling, not by law and the Constitution, but by lies and naked force.

Under the Obama tyranny, it is not merely Snowden who is targeted for extermination, but every truth-telling American in the country. It was Department of Homeland Security boss Janet Napolitano, recently rewarded for her service to tyranny by being appointed chancellor of the of the University of California system, who said that Homeland Security had shifted its focus from Muslim terrorists to “domestic extremists,” an elastic and undefined term that easily includes truth-tellers like Bradley Manning and Snowden who embarrass the government by revealing its crimes. The criminals who have seized illegitimate power in Washington cannot survive unless truth can be suppressed or redefined as treason.

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

Personal Liberty

Paul Craig Roberts

was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of The Wall Street Journal. He was columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate. He has had many university appointments. His Internet columns have attracted a worldwide following, and can be accessed here.

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  • Jenasus Parks

    We are living in the time of Revelations. The scales of time are being held in the hand of one of the Four Horseman. In his other hand is a rope that is tied into a noose. On one side of the scales of time is the Age of Enlightenment where the truth shall live and the lies will die. On the other side of the scales of time is the Age of Enslavement where the lies will live and the truth shall die.
    We The People need to unite together as one to make it out of the Age of Enslavement and into the Age Enlightenment on our way to the Promise Land.
    Prepare for the Freedom War that is brewing in America. World Warriors, Freedom Fighters and others like them UNITE to PROTECT our RIGHTS of FREEDOM.
    Join The Freedom March on Washington D.C. The District of Crime, Corruption and Conspiracies and the Death of Civilians in the New World Order 2013.

  • Jenasus Parks

    GOD Bless America because Obama is cursing America and trying to destroy it.

    • Average_Joe56

      I think a better place to start, would be:
      America needs to start blessing God , again.
      God and his teachings have been abandoned in America, by… US.

      • Paul Anthony

        Yeah, well, you’re going about it the wrong way.

        Step 1: Let men marry men
        Step 2: let women marry women
        Step 3: Let anyone who wants to have an abortion have one.

        In 3 generations, there won’t be any more Democrats. LOL

        • Average_Joe56

          That’s so confusing…Are they “BREEDING” themselves out of existence…or are they “NOT BREEDING” themselves out of existence? I feel like a three headed chicken on this one…I don’t know which way to point my pecker….. Either way works …I reckkon…..So long as they aren’t actually…. breeding….. ;)

        • TheOriginalDaveH

          That’s funny, Paul, but thinking that the Democrats are our only problem is not funny at all.

  • Jenasus Parks

    Send Obama back to Hell where he came from.

    • mathis1689

      And be sure that he takes Reid and Pelosi with him! There are lots more than just those two but that would be a good start.

  • dan

    The whole Tavon fiasco was to distract from IRS GATE
    and all the other fraud and abuse by the OSoeterro Regime…as are the orchestrated riots by the organizer’s million man army of entitlement warriors.

    Congress acts on NSA because they covet their secrecy…but on the other important matters of State….zzzzz

  • mark

    “The South African apartheid regime was more legitimate than the regime in Washington. The apartheid Israeli regime in Palestine is more legitimate. The Taliban are more legitimate. Moammar Gadhafi and Saddam Hussein were more legitimate.” Right, what a ludicrous distortion and outright lie. Dream on Mr. Roberts in that Tea Party La-La Land where all you irrelevant extremists glory in your echo-chamber. Hillary will win in 2016 as long as fear-mongers and haters like yourself have so much influence in the once-proud but now pathetic Republican Party.

    • hippybiker

      Just drink your Kool-Aid and leave the conversation to rational adults who don’t get their information from the Obama Media.

      • mark

        Yeah, how have you “rational adults” made out in the last 2 presidential elections? Get used to it.

        • Nadzieja Batki

          You want to stake your life that O is on your side and you will be slavishly rewarded for your faithful bootlicking or some other body part? Does it even dawn on you how immature you are?

  • Average_Joe56

    Want change? Want the Constitution and the Rule of law returned? There is an answer and it’s very simple…cut off the cash flow. Starve the beast into submission. Learn to vote with your wallets! Nothing else will work.

    There are ways to do so without too much inconvenience.

    Support alternative currencies.
    Starve the beast.
    Regain your sovereignty!

    • Doc Sarvis

      The conservative Supreme Court’s Citizen’s United decision has guaranteed that big money will flood elections and ultimately rule the country. President Obama and several Democrats have spoken out about reversing this decision. Will Conservatives join in???

      • Average_Joe56

        What the he11 does that have to do with my post? Do you just chime in to see your ignorance in print? Does it make you feel important? Add something of relevance to the conversation or refrain from taking up bandwidth and post space.

        Ok, calm down now…take a deep breath and hold it…………….for about twenty minutes.

        ” Well Dick, it has a good beat and I can dance to it….I give it a solid… 9 “

        • Doc Sarvis

          Your words; “cut off the cash flow”. Think about it.

          • Average_Joe56

            Watch the video…….think about it…think about it some more…..

            (don’t injure yourself, I wouldn’t want that on my conscience).

            If you still can’t reach rational conclusions, you have my deepest sympathies and your spouse and offspring…have my heartfelt condolences.

            “A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.”
            Douglas Adams

          • Doc Sarvis

            Is the dollar dombed? Lisping Jeffery bow tie in front of a steam engine Tucker says yes. Nationalized money causes “woes” but the lack of it has its own woes.

            I pose a more immediate tact to get a more citizen run government.

          • Average_Joe56

            “I pose a more immediate tact to get a more citizen run government.”

            So, your only here “posing” again…I see…
            I also see that you still haven’t added anything of relevance to the conversation.
            Good day sir……

          • Doc Sarvis

            It is absolutely relevant and practically everyone on this site (and others) is posing when they are not insulting someone.

          • Average_Joe56

            Your opinion is relevant to everyone …why? That is all you’ve offered…your opinion…and nothing more….

          • Doc Sarvis

            So you don’t think that huge amounts of money from corporations and various unknown individuals foreign and domestic flooding our national and state campaigns is a problem?

          • Average_Joe56

            Not in the least…if we are using alternative currency …rather than FRN’s.
            Federal Reserve Notes are the only power they have….take that away and the power dissipates along with it. You see, when people start using alternate currencies, then FRN,s don’t flow to those corporation etc. to finance “any” campaigns….

          • Doc Sarvis

            But we are NOT using an alternative currency and there is NO near term hope of that taking place. Even if and when we adopt and alternative currency, the influence bought by corporations flooding “money” into the governing system will sour our country.

          • Average_Joe56

            “But we are NOT using an alternative currency ”
            Maybe you’re not, but many of us are.
            Every great movement has begun with one person, with a vision, an idea and a determination to make that vision a reality.
            Then, there are the folks like you Doc….self defeating, do nothings with all of the answers…and no vision, no ideas, and certainly no determination to make anything happen.
            Here’s the deal Doc:
            You don’t have to agree with us. You don’t have to participate….see, how easy that is?
            As for your unsubstantiated opinions….they do not help your case…because they are “UNSUBSTANTIATED”.
            As I stated earlier, try to bring something other than your opinion….you type a lot, yet say nothing.

          • Doc Sarvis

            Shows you how much you know. I do barter but in the absence of a widely accepted alternative currency we ALL use FRNs for much, most, or all of our financial transactions. The video you link to at the start of this string is chuck full of opinions as are most of the posts on this site – including yours. As for my typing, I am fairly concise compared to many that show up here.

          • Average_Joe56

            ” I do barter but in the absence of a widely accepted alternative currency we ALL use FRNs for much, most, or all of our financial transactions. ”
            And exactly how do we change that? Oh wait…by using alternative currencies….duh……
            (unless you’re like Doc…keep doing the same thing while expecting a different result…)
            As stated above, nobody is forcing you to participate…so…why are you still harping?
            Grow up, let it go…

          • Doc Sarvis

            And just how many of us have the resources and opportunity to use alternative currencies that have meaningful valuations? Certainly not enough in the near term to cause the change you advocate. Until that time any move to fix the flood of money going into our elections is going to improve things including our ability to move to an alternate currency.

          • Average_Joe56

            More defeatist attitude and speculation? Sorry for your luck. But of course, we all know that “CAN”T” never did anything….
            Good luck with your endeavors (whatever they may be)…your failure is assured in advance.
            *Quick, while nobody is looking…get in the last word ( you know you can’t resist, it’s just in your nature).

          • Doc Sarvis

            None of my posts on this thread used the word or idea of “can’t”. It is an easy conclusion to jump to if you don’t want to look at reality.
            I have not said an alternative currency is out of the question or even undesirable. I am promoting, in a positive way (without insults by the way), another front to help our country forward including FRN alternatives.

          • TheOriginalDaveH

            How Doc? If you’re too ignorant to figure out what’s best in spite of Big Money Advertising, then you’re too ignorant to cast a proper vote without it.

          • TheOriginalDaveH

            Only for brain-dead Liberal Progressives who have no analytical abilities and thus get their voting information from Propaganda soundbites.

          • TheOriginalDaveH

            “Lisping Jeffrey”?
            Wow. Another “compassionate” Liberal Progressive exposes his true self. You are a disgusting human being Doc, but I thank you for sharing that fact with the readers.

      • TheOriginalDaveH

        Doc, as usual you’re a dupe for the privilege-seekers. It takes lots of money to get a challenger enough exposure to unseat an incumbent. By cutting off campaign funding you insure that the incumbents retain their Power no matter how self-serving they are.

    • Guest

      Starve the right, but the left is a gluttonous machine fed by a constant food source.

      • vicki

        with the ability to print all the money they want they have a constant food source.

        • Hey You!

          A food source of all that pretty printed pieces of paper will buy?

    • Hey You!

      Seems that as soon as markets causes interest rates to move up, the USA (federal) government will probably see an end to its power.

  • $36364326

    No military take over. I was thinking coup too, but. I guess when martial law is declared we will have the military take over, but I still believe many in the military are against these racist pigs in DC who think they are so special, but they are only canon fodder for the vatican!

    • Jeff

      Excuse me, I’m due back on Planet Earth.

  • JCDavis

    A coup is very likely. NSA whistle blower Russ Tice pointed out that NSA was tapping the phones the entire federal power structure back in 2004, on orders from the VP’s office. They were even tapping Obama’s phone, who was only a Senatorial candidate at the time. So if Cheney used this for blackmail as Hoover did, he could still be controlling things. Which would explain why Obama’s policies look very much like Bush’s policies, because Cheney has been the puppet master for the past twelve years.

    • Jeff

      An interesting theory – J. Edgar Cheney.

      • joe1cr

        OK but I will bet that Obama and his chief of staff Rahm Emanuel were the only one’s caught in a dress in Chicago’s gay community while they were at the bath house, Man’s Country which they are both lifetime members .

        • Jeff

          I believe you’re thinking (dreaming) of the other J. Edgar. I’ll bet you guys would have made a cute couple.

          • joe1cr

            No ! You said the word blackmail and J. Edgar Cheney.
            All I said was, if there was blackmail involved J. Edgar Cheney would have known about Chicago’s gay communities Man’s Country bath house where Obama
            and Rahm Emanuel are members. I will overlook your liberal snide remarks.

  • Hey You!

    Actually, there seems to be no problem for those who can survive this detour away from freedom. This federal system is designed to implode. It’s merely a matter of time. When the P.C. cathedral gets too tall, it will tend to topple all by itself.

  • ridge runner

    As long as the idiots who want to entertained all the time, don’t want to work, and live off of others. The USA will keep going to hell, and the main thing is, all the morons are Democrat Party supporters. idiots

  • Troo

    Paul Craig Roberts, you nailed it 100%. Fabulous! When appointed or hired by proxy gov reps ignore the rules of conduct and law, that is rebellion and treason. But . . . since they are holding all the really good weapons and power, I guess I won’t be protesting, since waterboarding or solitary are not my thing ;-) We have been taken prisoners and have no recourse. what to you know? Those prophecies of circa 2000 year ago and earlier have come true. Imagine that!

    Don’t know if this will post, but you ought to take a 2nd look at the Declaration of Independence at my non-profit opinion “sight.” Try this:
    truth1 d.o.t info. You’ll see it on the front page.

  • Troo

    by the way, idea like with-holding money/taxes, will not work. First, only a few would ever go that far, anyway. So most will still pay. That means the few that refuse to pay will be weeded out. we are all trapped with no escape, except for God. But I do trust that particular escape. No other will be possible.

  • Dr Moon

    Paul Craig Roberts, you’ve nearly made it back but still have a toe or two in the nut house. As bad a President as Bush was, he was completely legitimate. He didn’t steal any election, the Supreme Court didn’t take the win from Gore and hand it to Bush. Bush had the most votes and it was the Democrats cheating that nearly destroyed America. Now we know they only waited until 2010 to steal an election and install Communism in the White House. Everything you said about Obama is true, he’s a tyrant as bad as any before him. Oh and the Palestinians never had a homeland, Israel is the rightful occupants of Israel and Jerusalem. The Temple Mount belongs to Christians and not Muslims. Muslims are evil scum.

    • TheOriginalDaveH

      The Leaders love you, Dr Moon.

  • Sarah417

    So, you tell me. Just what do we do? I’ve been to DC protests more than you can count. I’ve written Letters to the Editor many times. What Else?

    • Douglas W. Rodrigues

      The only thing left to do is a bloody revolution, with the Washington politicians being the primary targets. It’s only a matter of time.