(How the Christian Roman Empire remembers its dead, to this very day)

Respublica Christiana is a thing -- google it ;)
A Republic... *IF* you can keep it.

In medieval and early modern Western political thought, the respublica or res publica Christiana refers to the international community of Christian peoples and states. As a Latin phrase, res publica Christiana combines Christianity with the originally Roman idea
... of the res publica ("republic" or "commonwealth") to describe this community and its well-being. A single English word with somewhat comparable meaning is Christendom; it is also translated as "the Christian Commonwealth".
You know, like the Commonwealths of Virginia and Massachusetts.

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15 Jan
The current SCOTUS theory of sovereignty is probably best described (as you might guess) as 'governmental sovereignty' vs 'popular sovereignty' (or state sovereignty, which is ambiguous under the 1789 Constitution -- leading to a great deal of subsequent conflict)
In this formalist view, which I do not suport, the USG is sovereign *over* the people, and as sovereign, can make new constitutions (novellae, in Justinian's Latin phrase...) *for* the People.

This is, in the end, a theory of Imperium, only not Constantine's *Christian* Imperium
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15 Jan
The real basis of the American Tyranny is the docility and subservience of the technical class.
The Many are more powerful than the Few -- the Few rely on technical means to keep the Many 'in line'.
Meet the Communist Elite, and their Technical Silicon Valley Lapdogs:

Skut and Toady

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15 Jan
One further comment: once an argument has been made, publicly, in the realm of political discourse, to IGNORE that argument, is a fallacy.

Ignoratio Elenchi, the most common fallacy on the Internet:


REASON does not proceed by fallacious argument.
Censorship is a form of Ignoratio Elenchi -- it frames the public argument so that facts and evidence are ignored, and the argument of one's dialectical opponent (in a debate) is suppressed and ignored.

It is a form of Willful Ignorance -- what Nicholas of Cusa called ...
... Learned Ignorance

(both Learn'd Ignorance and Learn-ED Ignorance)
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15 Jan
Let me make my case that 'USG is now illegitimate' short and sweet.

The marks of sovereignty are, traditionally, 'the power of life and death' -- for example, to conscript citizens to defend the Common Good and send them off to die in wars, to execute criminals...
... and secondly, the magisterial right of command (imperium) -- to lay down (constitute, as in constitutions), the legal framework, i.e. to legislate and to execute that legislation.

These are called, in Western Civilisation, 'The Two Swords of the King'...
When the Sovereign People lose the right to declare and prosecute wars -- and they have, by losing the power to elect Congress -- they have lost DOMINION.

When they have lost the power for states to sue each other in SCOTUS, and propose constitutional amendments and pass them --
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15 Jan
It helps to read old books, like Jefferson's only published work, 'Notes on Virginia'


An act of indempnitie made at the surrender of the country [of Virginia] [Ante p. 206.]
The Puritan Legislature (of Virginia) surrendered to (friendly) Cromwellian troops in March 1651/1652 - date ambiguity because the calendar year started Mar25

The Monarchist Executive retired to 'resist' on behalf of Charles II, successfully returning to power in 1660.
Neither side was later proud of all that happened in the 1650s -- the Puritans because they eventually lost, and the Cavaliers because they *eventually* lost and the Whig Interpretation of History edited their wins out.
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15 Jan
A historical comparison is in order (another thread). In the 1650s, America participated in the English Civil War -- yes we did. New England was a Puritan haven so not much happened there. Maryland and Virginia were split, and both sides fought a war...
In the first American Revolution the (future) Whigs arrived on ships, and declared a Republic. They were fought by Monarchists. The monarchists eventually won (in 1660) and the Republican traitors were hanged in the Old Dominion (Virginia)
That was the first 'Convention Parliament' in England (1660).

The second was the Glorious Revolution of 1688/1689, and the Convention Parliament that 'invited' William of Orange to be Monarch -- including of the Dominion of New England, which now wished to be free of Tory Rule.
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