Lawfare Against the Republic
All lawyers who join the bar must pledge to support the Constitution of the United States. Perhaps no lawyer epitomized this solemn pledge in its entirety more than Abraham Lincoln. As a lawyer for over 20 years and then as president, Lincoln preserved the principles in the Declaration of Independence and Constitution. Even during the darkest days of the Civil War, Lincoln never abandoned being a guardian of the republic. He was America’s greatest president and greatest lawyer.
The Founding Fathers intended for lawyers to play a pivotal role in the survival of the United States. “In the republic’s early days, lawyers provided ballast for stability,” wrote John McGinnis for City Journal. “The judiciary’s sober attachment to formal order was a primary reason for giving it the power to review the constitutionality of legislation. Law was the profession most likely to preserve the enduring framework of republican government against the mutable passions of the hour.”
Yet even in his day, Lincoln noticed a trend of lawlessness in America that was pushing the nation into a bitter crisis. In a speech to the Young Man’s Lyceum in 1838, Lincoln said, “I hope I am over wary; but if I am not, there is, even now, something of ill-omen, amongst us. I mean the increasing disregard for law which pervades the country ….” Nineteen years later, the Supreme Court handed down its judgment on the Dredd Scott case, enshrining slavery into the Constitution and violating every principle America was founded upon. This lawlessness and disregard for the supreme law of the land led to a devastating civil war.
Yet the lawlessness of today’s lawyers is on a far more radical scale. “Today’s bar looks nothing like that of the early republic,” wrote McGinnis. “Far from being a conservative influence, lawyers are more liberal than the median voter. And those who train the next generation of lawyers, the law professors, are overwhelmingly left-wing, favoring all sorts of foolish innovations—from abolition of prisons to putting the Federal Reserve in charge of setting prices for core goods.”
A great change has taken place in America that has transformed lawyers from guardians of the republic to waging lawfare against the republic. Instead of seeing the Constitution as the guiding document, it is seen as the enemy. Now a majority of lawyers have become agents of the radical left deep state, implementing an agenda to fundamentally transform America.
How did this radical transformation take place? The story unveils the direct fulfillment of Bible prophecy and helps explain the dangerous attacks taking place inside America today.
New Deal, New Lawyers
One of the most consequential effects of the Great Depression was the creation of the managerial state. President Franklin Roosevelt’s massive expansion of government and regulation changed America forever. Government bureaucracy now had a role in every part of everyday life, and all of those government agencies interacted with the public via lawyers.
“At the time of the Constitution, lawyers obtained their fees largely from private transactions,” continued McGinnis. “They negotiated and litigated contracts, conveyed property, and drew up trusts. But since the New Deal, much of law has become administrative law because the modern state is the administrative state. Government lawyers’ practice consists in finding new ways to regulate. For private lawyers, it consists in finding new ways of complying with or avoiding regulation. Lawyers thus gain with any increase in the scope of government agencies and complexity of the related procedures.”
Forbes investigated how many federal government agencies exist, but even the Sourcebook of United States Executive Agencies acknowledges that “there is no authoritative list of government agencies.” However, other sources list 220 executive departments, with a total of 440 government agencies as of December 2016. The U.S. government is the largest employer of lawyers, with 25,060 on the payroll, costing an average of $3.3 billion per year. The government employs more lawyers than the top seven private law firms combined. More than half of those lawyers are in the Washington, D.C., beltway.
Government bureaucracies have created a labyrinth of regulations that often require lawyers to navigate. Instead of helping people be successful with their own private ventures, lawyers interpret what the managerial state tells people they can and cannot do. Lawyers are a layer between a bloated administrative state and the citizenry, not a defender of private interests. There are many lawyers who do help people and believe in the principles of the Constitution, but too often that is not the case. Big government has been very profitable for the lawyer class.
The Hidden War
The main driver of radical change in lawyers was a radical change in the law schools. McGinnis wrote: “The other primary factor behind the bar’s transformation has been the rise of living constitutionalism and rights expansion, beginning in the 1960s. Under living constitutionalism, lawyers and judges are not simply servants of the law but potentially tribunes of the people, because they can choose to create new rights and discard others. In a legal world without the formal anchoring in text and precedents that characterized the lawyer’s craft of the past, innovation and, indeed, radicalism are prized as sources of power. Lawyers become no longer the rampart of the republic but the disrupter of its order.”
It is a matter of record that in the 1960s an ideological change swept through law schools in America. But what caused this change? The late Herbert W. Armstrong pinpointed the cause of this radicalism as a Communist infiltration of America. “It’s a kind of warfare we don’t understand, or know how to cope with,” he wrote in 1956. “It uses every diabolical means to weaken us from within, sapping our strength, perverting our morals, sabotaging our educational system, wrecking our social structure, destroying our spiritual and religious life, weakening our industrial and economic power, demoralizing our armed forces, and finally, after such infiltration, overthrowing our government by force and violence!”
Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry explains in Great Again that the Communists specifically targeted educational institutions. “In the 1960s and ’70s, America had many problems with rioting and violence on college campuses,” he writes. “Soon, the New Left began to infiltrate these institutions and gain control. It was in the educational system that the left got its foothold into the nation: first in colleges, then high schools and even elementary schools. It is from the educational system that a nation gets its leadership. Where did the ideas of America’s leaders today come from? From our educational institutions.” In law schools, Communist educators who hate the Constitution and the principles of the law gained control and taught lawyers to hate the supreme law of the land.
These radical left lawyers are now amongst those 25,060 employed by the federal government, occupying the seats of judges all the way up to the Supreme Court. They conspire to subvert, disrupt and undermine the Constitution of the United States, and advance the agenda of the administrative “deep state.” Mr. Flurry has exposed a number of shocking scandals committed by the radical left to fundamentally transform America and undermine leaders who fight back against that agenda. Lawyers are at the very heart and core of this lawfare to overthrow the Constitution.
The first major scandal was Watergate. “Many Americans these days know little about what happened at Watergate,” writes Mr. Flurry. “To them, it is a scandal that brought down a corrupt president. But there is much more to the story” (ibid). The real story was the radical left taking down a president who was exposing the infiltration. Geoff Shepherd was the deputy defense counsel for Richard Nixon and exposes the real story in his book The Real Watergate Scandal.
Nixon had brought down the famous Soviet spy Alger Hiss. That made him a target by the radical left lawyers. Shepard outlines how Judge John Sirica had secret backroom meetings with the prosecutors, going over government documents, in order to conspire during the trial to bring Nixon down. “Nixon was done in by officers of the court,” Shepard writes, “the very people sworn to uphold the law and the Constitution—federal judges and federal prosecutors who met in secret and reached backroom deals on how best to take him down and secure conviction of his senior aides. That is the real Watergate scandal ….”
Mr. Flurry commented: “The lawbreaking in the Watergate scandal was nothing compared to the lawbreaking these people did behind the scenes. They violated the Constitution time after time because they have no respect for it. They have such towering respect for their own intellect that they think they know more than the Founding Fathers!” Lawyers and judges removed a duly elected president from office.
In 1987, the radical left conspired to stop Robert Bork, an originalist, from being confirmed as a Supreme Court justice. Bork had been Nixon’s acting attorney general, who had fired the special prosecutor during Watergate. The Democrat senators launched a personality assassination on Bork that was so vile and extreme the media acknowledged it was a “lynching,” but all the lies worked, and Bork was not confirmed. “Why was Robert Bork so demonized?” asks Mr. Flurry in America Under Attack. “Why was his nomination to the Supreme Court turned into a witch hunt, when it was obvious he was more than qualified? The reason was that the radical left feared him. And for what reason? Judge Bork was known for one thing more than anything else: believing in the Constitution.”
However, it was not just the Democrats who attacked Bork. McGinnis explained how the American Bar Association attacked Bork and publicly sided with the radical left. The Bar Association is the organization that gives lawyers their licenses. “The watershed public moment marking this shift was the decision in 1987 by four members of its Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary to rate Robert Bork ‘not qualified’ for the Supreme Court,” wrote McGinnis. “The judgment of the committee members represented an ideological assassination under the veil of professional assessment. And it may have proved decisive, because Bork’s opponents trumpeted it as a politically neutral reason to oppose his nomination.” There was a grand conspiracy by lawyers, legal organizations and the Democratic party to stop Bork.
“Many people at the time recognized that this was a watershed event in American politics,” continues Mr. Flurry. “The tide turned in a big way in 1987. Law started to get a lot weaker. And lawlessness started to get much, much stronger” (ibid). This coincided with a spiritual turning point that happened on Jan. 16, 1986. (Please read America Under Attack to understand that spiritual dimension.)
The treasonous lawlessness increased with the Russia collusion hoax surrounding Donald Trump’s presidential election and term in office. Some of the same actors from Watergate appeared again in this scandal, including Hillary Clinton and Bill Barr. The Trumpet has exposed in detail the different elements of the plot to sabotage Donald Trump and overturn the 2016 election: from Hillary Clinton paying for the fake Steele dossier, to the fbi illegally getting the fisa warrants, to the Clinton campaign spying on Trump, and the Mueller investigation.
Mr. Flurry wrote in “Barack Obama Exposed”: “In the fall of 2020, Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe declassified critical documents exposing the fact that the Steele dossier and the plot against Donald Trump traced all the way up to top officials in the Obama administration—including President Barack Obama himself. … This is blatant criminal activity at the highest levels of government!” Each stage of this conspiracy, orchestrated by Barack Obama, was enabled by radical left lawyers working as intermediaries between the different agencies, working the courts to justify illegal activities, or radical judges violating the Constitution.
This Communist infiltration has been shockingly successful. The fulfillment of Bible prophecy has been stunningly accurate. The deep state lawfare that started with Watergate has culminated into Obama and the radical left stealing the 2020 election. Lawyers and judges who have taken a solemn pledge to protect the Constitution are now the chief enablers of its destruction. Mr. Flurry writes in Great Again:
Communists first corrupt, pollute and agitate from within. But their final phase is a violent overthrow of the government. They aim to destroy the system, because they can’t build another one until that happens.
The Communist attack from within America is far more significant than you may realize. We are staring it in the face today.
The corruption of Barack Obama and the radical left is staring you in the face right now. The complete train wreck of the fake presidency are the bitter fruits of this Communist infiltration. What you are witnessing is the fulfillment of Bible prophecy. There are no lawyers like Abraham Lincoln who dedicated his life, even sacrificed his life, to uphold the Constitution and to preserve the union. Right now, the republic is under attack, and only Bible prophecy can show you why and how it is happening.
To learn more about the spiritual dimension behind this lawfare on America, please read America Under Attack.