Trump’s Populist Achilles Heel

By Hunter Wallace

It is federal judges.

Aside from the donor class and its manipulation of its political puppets, the other great flaw in the American political system is the power of the federal judiciary to legislate.

It is these two things – federal judges throwing out laws they dislike, and oligarchs overturning elections through bribery – that have made it impossible to reform the system. Trump has surged to the front of the Republican pack because he has exposed the donor class, but the power of federal judges to nullify elections is equally problematic.

This is an opening for another candidate to seize on a hot button issue and steal Trump’s populist thunder. The way to do it is simple: another candidate could vow as president that they will not enforce terrible Supreme Court decisions like Roe and Obergefell and Citizens United and Arizona v. US.

Just like Andrew Jackson in Worchester v. Georgia, another presidential candidate could run against the Supreme Court and say, “John Roberts has made his decisions, now let him enforce them.” Such a candidate could run on a platform of stripping federal judges of their usurped power and restoring that power to the states.

Ignore the advice of professional Republican consultants. Running against federal judges – one of the great issues of our time – would set off a populist explosion the likes of which has been seen that would instantly change the dynamic of the whole race.

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  1. Were a hint of anything like you describe above begin to form, I have one date and one place for the established class: 1793 France. Put another way, The Reign of Terror.

  2. I think in an independent Dixie you would have to establish a People’s Court just like in Nazi Germany along the lines where the people could nullify any court order that violated the will of the people. This would act as a second safeguard as any new government would restrict the established federal state and local courts jurisdictions.

  3. Imagine a candidate who vows to protect freedom of association. Who promises a society of excellence. Who urges that all admissions, scholarships, job offers or promotions go to the best and mostly highly deserving, most qualified.

    It would never happen because excellence and standards beez racist. Not in a country where every place must “look like America.”

    And what an ugly look it is.

  4. As I understand it, the Constitution only establishes the Supreme Court. The other levels of federal courts were established by Congress.

    Let Congress abolish them.

  5. A brilliant idea, but only for the short term. Nowhere in history has the ‘will of the people’ been considered ‘as the voice of God,’ save in the utterly pagan construct of Democracy, which, as we all know, was anathema to the Greeks who supposedly ‘gave the world democracy!’

    The only true solution is a theocratic Monarchy: which, (as Hoppe has clearly shown) is the only order where the monarch, (being ‘of the people’) has a personal interest in the continuation of THAT People, and a desire to see his reign last long-term, thus giving stability to both reign and rule, unlike the ‘kick the can’ variant, known as ‘4 more years!’ Witness the fact that soon Queen Elizabeth II will outlast her predecessor, Queen Victoria, in years reigned. Now, the flaw with England’s Monarchy, is that the nobles long ago gave up their ‘nobless oblige’ function, and the C of E equally as long ago, gave up her ‘rule via God’s law’ function as well. A Theocratic (God’s Law as foundation and fountainhead of all legal system) rule must be coupled to monarchic reign, or we devolve into having beasts rule over nobles, i.e., Obama.

  6. Trump does not exist for any particular issue though he used the hot button of immigration as a tool.

    What the phenomenon of Trump exists for is for us whites to get back our freedom of speech so we can speak for ourselves as whites not some abstract force for some abstract bullsnot ideology or dog whistling. Then we can break free of the bonds of being internet intellectuals.

    Really folks it is simpler than you make it sound

  7. Trump has built a ton of excitement claiming he is going to do all these things to “make America great again.” Trump will have to fight the Supreme court if he wants to do anything he talks about. If he continues to defer to their decisions as he has so far he will find himself in a seriously difficult position as President. If he becomes a lame duck President because of the courts it will be the end of his Presidency and the end of the Republican party.

  8. Opposing dictatorial, corrupt Federal judges and just lying, dishonest lawyers – well, that has always and will always be a very popular, populist issue, movement.

    The fact that the US Supreme Court doesn’t have a single heterosexual Southerner, Midwestern Christian protestant and, I believe every single Supreme Court Justice went to Harvard or Yale or both – and the Supreme Court is now packed with New York, New York Jewish lesbians like Elena Kagan and Ruth Bader Ginzberg – a virtual twin of the Wicked Witch of the West from Wizard of OZ – yeah, opposing dictatorial Fed judges, that’s always going to play well in Peoria, appeal to red meat, Red State folks, our folks.

    But, now what to do.

    The key is to ride this issue to (some) power, ride the issue to victory – don’t just whine or get in to long PHD dissertations that it’s all unconstitutional – the likes of Elena Kagan, Ruth Bader Ginzberg and renegade SCOTUS Roberts don’t give a @*$&#* about the original intent of the Constitution.

    We need, yes ~ Southern demagogues like Huey Long who can incite the masses of our frustrated people to HATE and oppose the unelected, dictatorial Federal judiciary.

    We need issues, state referendums in the South, rural Midwest licensing state and federal judges and even lawyers. All judges and lawyers operating in the state of Alabama or make judgment on laws in the state of Alabama must:

    Spend 1 week every year doing hard, manual labor in the state of Alabama – stuff convict gangs do.
    If a judge or lawyer is too old or too far away to do one week of honest labor in the state of Alabama then they strictly banned from practicing law or making judgements in the state of Alabama.

    If you or some local guy you support makes this issue of resisting, fighting the hated Federal judiciary for life, opposing Harvard and Yale – you/your guy will


    Getting rid of the worst, anti death penalty California State Supreme Court Justice Rose Bird – that was a big, winning populist issue for Conservatives in the 1980s.

    Again, make it personal – identify your/our enemies by name and dox them. In what filthy rich, sheltered and elite neighborhood do they live? What private summer retreat do they go – Martha’s Vineyard? Aspen ideas festival. Who are their wives, gfs, gay partners?

    This is a great winning issue for us – let’s try to win some things instead of always losing.

    Those who are attracted to always losing can join the Libertarian Presidential campaigns.

  9. About the courts, absolutely, is there a way to “Confront” Trump on this like they were confronting candidates on 9/11? A white version of blacklivesmatters dedicated only to the raising of the singular issue of courts?

    This issue does not get the play it needs in populist right circles.

  10. Term limits on Supreme Court Justices are long overdue. An 8 year term. The terms could be staggered. No more divine right to dictate to the American people.

    In most venues around the country, you can’t even ask a Judge, running for election, a question in an open forum. That needs to stop.

  11. As far as Trump goes, I’ve noticed he is drifting in a cuckservative direction. This isn’t good, and we need to get him back on course.

    Trump does have that Jew lawyer, and the Jew maybe suggesting he use Supreme Court friendly legal language. I can’t imagine a Jew counseling any other type of legal logic.

  12. Apparently I, of Sicilian and Irish blood (with a bit of Scottish in the latter), am Occidental Dissent’s only true Englishman. I expect whites to live in lands of noble ideals; populism is just another word for rule by riffraff.

  13. Trump thinks we should take in the Syrian invaders. Probably wants to topple Assad as well. Too stupid to see the connection. Trump is on life support and almost dead to me.

  14. Afterthought
    ‘Trump thinks we should take in the Syrian invaders. Probably wants to topple Assad as well.’

    I think he’s just trying to get the Christian votes by playing up to their concerns. I’d rather he told them Arabs should stay in their own countries.

    Trump: Well it’s a very big message. First of all I’m protestant. I’m Presbyterian. I’m proud of it. I’m very proud of it. If you’re a Christian living in Syria, you can’t come into this country. And yet if you’re a Muslim living in Syria, who are not under attack, they can come in. But we have Christians being beheaded all over the world, by ISIS, in Syria and Iraq in particular, and those Christians can’t come into this country. So you say what you want, I mean this is really, something. And that’s a lack of respect, for us. If you’re a Muslim, you can come into the country very eas[ily]. If you’re from Europe and you’re a Muslim, you can come in. But if you’re from Europe and you’re a Christian, you can’t come in, meaning it’s almost impossible. So you tell me about religious liberty and freedom. The Christians are being treated horribly because we have nobody to represent the Christians. Believe me, if I run and I win, I will be the greatest representative of the Christians that they’ve had in a long time.”

  15. Not only do we not need a supreme court, we don’t need a congress either. Let the laws be both made and interpreted by citizen juries, much like criminal trials.

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