Michael Parenti, The Supremely Political Court

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Archival, updated to reflect Trump admin.
One self-contained 29 minute program

In February, 2017 the name of Michael Parenti and references to his 23 books and countless lectures are flooding the Internet. It appears that his writings on history, the demise of US democracy, capitalism and the rule of the one percent, fascism, patriotism and US First-ism that span the decades from the late 1960s to 2014 were meant to be read and used today.

And Parenti shows how the Supreme Court began to give powers to the President in matters of foreign policy and national security that neither Congress nor the constitution had granted. He said:  “… by Judicial Fiat the President could now do whatever he wanted in the absence of specific legislative prohibitions.”

As of the date of this recording it still remains to be seen how the executive order issued by Donald Trump on January 27 barring citizens from seven Muslim majority countries from entering the US for 90 days, all refugees for 120 days and indefinitely preventing refugees from Syria from coming to the US will be decided by the current Supreme Court of 2017. Given the analysis made by Michael Parenti 20 years ago the outcome is uncertain.

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