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More Articles on the Banana Republic of USSA

Ryan McMaken: The Constitution failed.

Raul Diego: Israel Defense Ministry Launches COVID-19 Voice Test for Americans.

Wesley Smith: Doctors Killed Quadriplegic Man With Coronavirus Because They Said He Had No “Quality of Life”. (A sign of things to come under “single payer,” “universal health care,” etc.?)

Bill Sardi: 29-Times More People Will Die Of Lockdown Measures Than From The Covid-19 Coronavirus Itself

Zero Hedge: Chill Out: Study Finds Easily-Triggered People Make Terrible Employees.

Jacob Hornberger: Weak Libertarian Solutions to America’s Healthcare Crisis

And Thomas DiLorenzo: Why another book on Lincoln?

Some Remaining Rational Thought in USSA Amerika

Brandon Smith responds to Salon’s anti-freedom-of-speech idiocy.

Robert Wenzel: The Harvard law professor who wants to ban homeschooling, and What Noam Chomsky gets wrong about the COVID-19 crisis and capitalism.

Jacob Hornberger: Depoliticize the statues

Thomas DiLorenzo compares the “Civil War” era with today.

Richard Ebeling: Ad hominems against freedom.

Charles Burris: Statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass vandalized in New York.

Michael Rozeff asks, Is refusal to talk to contact tracers a crime?

Lew Rockwell: Riots — Not fun or profit for the rest of us.

Laurence Vance: Democrats, Republicans, and the Constitution.

Jacob Sullum: Breonna Taylor and the moral bankruptcy of drug prohibition.

Independent Institute: Best books on the folly of socialism.

Karl Dierenbach: ‘Flattening The Curve’ has become a massive bait and switch.

Donald Boudreaux: Another open letter to Peter Navarro.

Zero Hedge: Ghislaine Maxwell “knows everything” and “will be naming names”, former Epstein associate says.

Dr. Joseph Mercola with a comprehensive article on the importance of Vitamin D.

And Karen Selick: The two sides to the vaccine safety debate.

Treasonous Donald: Unleashing Military Against the People

Donald Trump has threatened to send the U.S. military into the cities to deal with the rioting and looting going on by antifa and other elements in this apparently planned nationwide coordinated event that is supposedly in the name of George Floyd the victim murdered by a cop in Minneapolis.

Trump stated: “If a city or a state refuses to take the actions that are necessary to defend the life and property of their residents … then I will deploy the United States military and quickly solve the problem for them.”

As Jacob Hornberger pointed out, U.S. military are trained to shoot to kill, which they will do if ordered to do so. They do not question the orders. Unfortunately we have a very authoritarian President who doesn’t understand the Bill of Rights and due process even though he himself has been the victim of government apparatchiks violating his rights to due process!

We already have had many constitutional violations against the people committed by the governors and mayors who have ordered businesses shut down without any due process or any good reason, and dictated many other intrusions into the lives and economic activity of the people. Now a military invasion of the cities?

Military are trained to shoot to kill and are trained to leave their consciences at the door. And these days local and state police and other policing agencies have shown their lack of understanding of due process and the very freedom that America is supposedly all about.

For instance, Target Liberty reposted a tweet and video from Jack Posobiec, an alleged “alt-right” “Republican political operative,” who had posted the video from tweeter GoodNightHarlem. The video is by some people filming from their own home, just outside on their front porch, supposedly. And a bunch of supposedly Minneapolis National Guard (but looks to me like local police) go by on the street, supposedly enforcing a government-imposed curfew even though there is obviously no protest activity going on in that presumably quiet neighborhood. The government nazi goon thugs then order the people who are on their own property to go inside. The loudmouth government scum are yelling at them to get inside. (One says, “Light ’em up!”) And then the nazi neanderthal thug goons start shooting at the people! Wenzel at Target Liberty says those are “rubber bullets” (and the original tweeter, GoodNightHarlem, says it’s “paint canisters”) like that justifies the street criminals’ unwarranted violence against innocent people.

I went to that Posobiec tweet to see the comments by the people who read Posobiec’s Twitter. It was unbelievable just how ignorant some of the commenters are in their assuming that the people being fired upon were a part of any protest or rioting. KSauce writes: “think everyone had their chance to protest peacefully. They blew it” And Mrs. Horton writes: “Good that is what needs to happen. Saving lives.”

And we see just how the authoritarian people on the “right” are just like their counterparts on the left. Red-Pilled Dark Helmet says: “Got what they deserved.” Kelly T cheers: “About time. Good. There is NO RESPECT for rules or laws. This needs to change.”

Well excuse me, Kelly T, but the people who have no respect for rules or laws (such laws being the U.S. Constitution) are those violent antifa-like government goons, nazis and marauders who swore an oath to support and defend said Constitution.

But at least some people have some understanding and some level of decency, including Libertarian Redhead, who writes: “It shouldn’t have happened but those Jewish people should have just gotten on the cattle cars like they were told the first time. This is what you sound like.”

Exactly, Libertarian Redhead.

Continuing with the ignorant, authoritarian sheeple. Joshua says, “If you listen carefully you can hear ‘light em up’ we’re finally getting some law and order.”

Obviously, Joshua’s view of “law and order” is the antifa view. They lit up the stores and businesses in the cities with their arson crimes. And U.S. military lit up Iraqi cities and towns and murdered hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians. So let’s have that here in US of A as well! Yayyyyy!

But when officials like the President order the military to go after their own people, and fire into crowds or shooting at peaceful people on their own property, such officials are acting treasonously.

Article III, Section 3 of the United States Constitution defines Treason:

Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort. No person shall be convicted of treason unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in open court.

The Congress shall have power to declare the punishment of treason, but no attainder of treason shall work corruption of blood, or forfeiture except during the life of the person attainted.

While authoritarians view “Treason against the United States…” as citizens acting disloyally against the government and disobeying government and police orders, the Founding Fathers wrote in the above definition of Treason as the opposite of that: government officials and their enforcers acting disloyally and making war against their own people.

More specifically, if the enforcers or soldiers of the government use the apparatus of war (i.e. guns here) against the people (as seen in the video above), that is an act of Treason as defined in the Constitution. In the above video, we are not talking about government enforcers or soldiers firing upon dangerous criminals, we are talking about people standing on their own property acting peacefully.

If Trump uses the U.S. military for domestic purposes, he will be unleashing murderous brutality and Treason like we haven’t experienced in America, at least not since the time of Lincoln.

And by the way, as Jacob Hornberger noted in this past article, the Founders were opposed to having a standing army, because they knew that would be the apparatus of tyranny by future authoritarian anti-liberty Presidents. And instead the Founders wrote the 2nd Amendment into the Constitution to protect the right of the people to keep and bear arms not just to protect themselves from criminals like arsonists burning down their businesses or murderers, rapists and marauders, but to resist government tyranny.

State of the Union, Iowa, and Impeachment: Slow News Week

What a “slow news week” this has been. The Super-Duper Bowl, the failed Iowa caucuses with more cheating by the Undemocratic Party, the impeachment farce, and The Donald’s State of the Union. There is so much to address here, it’s slightly overwhelming.

First, the Trump State of the Onion, in which Trump “snubbed” Nancy Lugosi by not shaking her hand, although supposedly he didn’t shake Mike Pence’s hand either. So who knows whether he did that intentionally.

And Nancy wasn’t ripping up Trump’s speech, by the way, it was another copy of the Constitution. Probably the 203rd copy that she’s shredded by now (along with Trump, of course).

So, within one or two days after Rush Limbaugh announced to his loyal, obedient ditto-heads that he has advanced lung cancer, Trump used the State of the Union speech to present Limbaugh with the “Presidential Medal of Freedom.” Past recipients have included Georgia O’Keefe, Norman Rockwell, Gregory Peck, Walt Disney, Martha Raye, Kirk Douglas, and Edward R. Murrow. Now Rush Limbaugh.

I don’t know. “Freedom”? Limbaugh pushed and propagandized for the two Bush wars in Iraq and most other Republican-instigated wars, he’s been a vicious and ignorant anti-immigration police statist, a drug warrior police statist, and a promoter of the evil national security state. So, I personally would not give this guy a “Medal of Freedom”!

Trump also had Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó as a guest at the State of the Union. Why? Guaidó is a product of  U.S. regime change, that’s why. You see, despite his “Drain the Swamp” routine, deep down Trumpo loves the national security state and loves foreign interventionism! Don’t believe his “Drain the Swamp” mantra. He’s FOS.

And Trump criticizes “socialism” in Venezuela? Has Juan Guaidó ever said a thing about WHY the empty store shelves in Venezuela, the long lines, mass starvation and death in Venezuela, those being a result of the Maduro regime’s seizure of the means of food production and distribution? No, he has not. Government ownership of the means of production i.e. socialism causes distortions and over-supplies or shortages. But then, Guaidó himself is much more opposed to Maduro than to Maduro’s actual socialist policies and is no fan of free market reforms, just like The Donald!

Also this week were the Iowa Caucuses. It might as well be called the Iowa Carcasses because these caucuses are really another farce, just like the 3-year impeachment crusade.

Mayor Pete Butthead already declared himself the winner of the Carcasses before the results were announced. How do you like that? And Mayor Butthead’s campaign donated to the firm whose app failed in Iowa and caused delays in the voting results. Hmm. Is the fix in, Butthead?

And, with Mayor Butthead winning “random” coin tosses to get delegates, maybe “#Mayor Cheat” really is appropriate for this guy. So, besides being a fascist and an Afghanistan warmonger, this Mayor Butthead is very shady character.

So it looks like Butthead “won” the Undemocratic Carcasses in Iowa, with Bernie Ward Bernie Madoff Bernie Sanders as a close second. Liawatha was #3, I think, and “Senile Joe” was a distant 4th. Amy Klawbutcher, Andrew Yankee and Mike Doomberg were way at the end. (Does it matter? Like Trump, they all suck.)

Incidentally, speaking of impeachments and indictments, should Andrew Yankee be charged with bribery, given that he actually IS bribing the American people to vote for him by paying them $1,000 a month if he wins? He knows he can’t win the election without bribing people, given that he has no qualifications whatsoever.

And Mayor Doom-and-Gloomberg, besides his climate hysteria and his wanting to control how much sugary drinks people are allowed to have, he also wants to tax poor people to nudge them into “making the right choices.” What a real low-life, this guy! So does this mean will we then have another billionaire bozo buying another election?

And also this week, the end of the U.S. Senate’s trial of Trump in the two House impeachment articles. Is it really “The End”? Or will Pelosi, Nadler and Soviet Schiff make up new articles of impeachment and put everyone through the same thing all over again?

I’ve never seen so much pathological HATRED for someone like these Undemocrats hate Trump! (I don’t blame them, however.)

After colluding with national security bureaucrats of the CIA and FBI to falsely frame up Trump and his cohorts in a “Collusions with Russia to steal the 2016 election” scheme, none of which ever happened, the Undemocrats tried but failed to impeach Trump based on non-criminal phone calls that were taken out of context in the loony-tunes’ crusade to steal the 2020 election and blame Trump for their own cheating and shenanigans.

The members of the Undemocratic Party were accusing the Trump administration of blocking White House staff or former staff such as John Bolton from appearing as witnesses, so the Haters were calling it a “sham” trial. Excuse me, but shams are what the Undemocrats are all about! Just like the Rethuglicans. They’re all the same!

Supposedly, Republicans were blocked from questioning witnesses at the House impeachment hearings, chairman Adam “Soviet” Schiff directed witnesses to not answer certain questions, and Rethugs were also not allowed to bring on their own witnesses, such as Hunter Biden etc. So, the House hearings were a sham as well, if those allegations are true. But what definitely is true is that the liar Adam Soviet Schiff made up a fake phone call transcript that he tried to make people think was the actual transcript. Lying, corrupt apparatchiks are good at fraud and slander, apparently.

At the end of the Senate trial, Willard “Mitt” Romney was the only Republican voting to convict Trump of “Abuse of Power.” Sadly, the actual crimes that Trump commits on a daily basis, the war crimes with the murderous drone strikes that he has authorized since January 20, 2017, the continued U.S. military occupations of countries where they have no right or constitutional authority to be, are the actual crimes committed by U.S. Presidents that Romney supports, as a committed warmonger, pathological interventionist, and True Believer in “American Exceptionalism,” i.e. moral relativism.

Romney says he’s a “religious” man, yet his real god is his mirror! In all my years of observing politics and government, I’ve never seen any politician as fake and phony as this Romney scum. Like the Undemocrats, he just HATES Trump, and probably because Trump is where Romney has wanted to be ever since George Romney ran for President! Willard is drooling and dripping with ENVY! We’ll have to get the Capitol Hill janitors to clean up after him!

As governor of Massachusetts Willard inflicted “RomneyCare” onto the people of that state, the model for ObamaCare, and he spent most of his last year as governor, 2006, outside of Massachusetts already starting his campaigning for President. And talk about corrupt, with his aides taking computers or hard drives from the Massachusetts State House as he vacated the premises when his term was finished. What were you covering up, Willard? The conniving and scheming in concocting “RomneyCare” with Ted Kennedy? Scum. I warned the people of Utah, yup, I sure did.

So what’s next, New Hampshire primary cheating? Super-Duper Tuesday shenanigans? (Probably.)

News and Commentary

Brandon Smith: The war pigs are finally revealing themselves.

Antiwar.com: Defense Sec. Esper saw no evidence that embassies were under threat.

Nathan Robinson on how to avoid swallowing war propaganda.

Becky Akers: An embarrassment of embassies.

Target Liberty with an article on FBI spying on domestic American organizations, including CATO Institute and Campaign for Liberty.

Jacob Hornberger says the U.S. is Assassination Nation.

Andrew Bacevich: America has a Samson problem.

John Vibes: Trump brags about selling U.S. troops to Saudi Arabia.

Brett Wilkins: Report: U.S. drone strike kills 60 Afghan civilians and a Taliban commander.

Karen Kwiatkowski asks, Plan E?

David Stockman: The Donald’s assassination of Gen. Soleimani – as stupid as it gets.

William Anderson: The federal “crimes” of the college admissions scandal aren’t real crimes.

Laurence Vance asks, Why do Christian groups support anti-Christian legislation?, and has an article on unlibertarian libertarianism.

Jeff Deist has some thoughts on Tyler Cowen’s “State Capacity Libertarianism.”

Craig Murray: Lies, the Bethlehem Doctrine, and the illegal murder of Soleimani.

Sheldon Richman: Trump’s escalation imperils innocents.

Gareth Porter: Pompeo’s Gulf of Tonkin incident.

Daniel Lazare asks, Who created the Persian Gulf tinderbox?

The Last Refuge asks, Has Trump forgotten about the declassification material he delayed then deferred?

Fox Business with an article on Hunter Biden linked to 2016 identity theft involving deceased brother.

Jason Ditz: Pompeo’s falsehood-laden briefing echoed uncritically by media outlets.

Max Blumenthal: Iraqi PM reveals Soleimani was on peace mission when assassinated, exploding Trump’s lie of ‘imminent attacks’.

Jim Webb asks, When did it become acceptable to kill a top leader of a country we aren’t at war with?

Jack Cashill: Ukrainian 752 shoot-down mirrors fate of TWA 800.

Walter Williams: The new racism.

And Ira Katz on gratitude, and Greta Thunberg.

News and Commentary You Won’t Find in Mainstream Propaganda (“News”) Media

Jonathan Turley: A case for impeaching all living presidents of the United States

James Knight: Americans should remember the Ninth Amendment.

Ron Paul: The real bombshell of the impeachment hearings.

Ray McGovern: The pitfalls of a pit bull Russophobe.

David Stockman: The criminal Fiona Hill.

Paul Craig Roberts: Washington, the cesspool of the world, will never rat on itself.

Arjun Walia: Sharyl Attkisson explains how mainstream media brainwash the masses.

Zero Hedge: State Department releases detailed accounts of Biden-Ukraine corruption.

Margot Cleveland: Blockbusters buried in the IG report on FBI misuse of confidential sources.

Bill Sardi: Fake news strategy.

Richard Enos: Mother explains why her daughter’s death from vaccines isn’t reported in the statistics.

Danny Sjursen: America will never live down Trump’s pardons of war criminals.

Gerald Celente: What Gov. Connally told me that every American should know (regarding the JFK assassination).

Ryan McMaken: The deep state, the headless fourth branch of government.

Joe Wright: Victory for free state activist wrongfully arrested for filming police at checkpoint.

Jack Burns: One bad apple? Over 1,000 cops caught illegally accessing police database to stalk citizens.

And Robert Bridge: Sprite transgender ad proves there is a war on for children’s hearts, minds and bodies.

The Late TV Host John McLaughlin in 1970s Interviews on Nixon Impeachment

There really are some similarities between Richard Nixon’s impeachment situation and Donald Trump’s impeachment situation now, in my view.

With Nixon what I would call the entrapment scheme included CIA breaking into DNC offices, etc., and then E. Howard Hunt getting Nixon to attempt to cover up the whole thing. I believe it was a pre-planned scheme concocted by national security apparatchiks and not really of Nixon’s own doing. Why would the national security state do this? They were clearly motivated by Nixon’s talks and detente with Russia and China, much like what Trump has been trying to do now with Russia and other foreign regimes.

Because Nixon’s attempts to relax the Cold War threatened the government parasite gravy train in Washington, the national security apparatchiks wanted to get rid of Nixon. Assassinating him was obviously not good given that they knocked off a previous President, Kennedy, who had tried to have talks with Russia and push for peace. There were many skeptics of the Warren Commission’s attempt to whitewash the truth. Such an assassination being by a “lone nut” has not been believed by the non-gullible.

Currently we have national security state operatives, a.k.a. “deep state” (although it’s not so deep now, is it?) who didn’t like Trump openly criticizing the FBI’s mishandling of terrorism and 9/11 or their inability to prevent 9/11, as well as Trump’s criticism of the Iraq war.

So the national security state actively and illegally used FISA warrants to spy on the Trump campaign and the Trump White House flunkies, they made up a fake dossier to frame The Donald, hired a special counsel to go on a fishing expedition for further framing, which nonetheless exonerated Trump. And now they are doing impeachment hearings based on one phone call, whereas they can easily take ANY phone call between Obama or Bush and others and make something up to criminalize such phone calls.

During the 1970s Jerry Williams interviewed the late TV news host John McLaughlin several times. Here are two of those interviews, in which they discuss the Nixon impeachment hearings. McLaughlin was severely defensive of Nixon, and Jerry Williams was someone who hated Nixon like you wouldn’t believe. Hearing these interviews, I am amazed by Jerry’s ability to bite his tongue and remain objective.

For those who don’t know, Jerry Williams was a talk radio personality from the 1950s to the 1990s, heard mainly in Boston on WMEX, WBZ and WRKO, and in Chicago on WBBM, and was one of my favorites on talk radio during the 1980s.

The first video is from November of 1973. At that time McLaughlin was known as Father John McLaughlin, when McLaughlin was still an active Catholic priest while working for the Nixon administration.

In this first interview, one of the callers was giving McLaughlin the third degree regarding what “mistake” Richard Nixon had made that McLaughlin was referring to, for example was it the Watergate break in? and so forth. There was a tense back and forth between McLaughlin and the caller that we rarely hear now on talk radio.

McLaughlin also discusses some aspects of the Nixon impeachment hearings that have some similarities to what we’ve been hearing in today’s news regarding Trump.

In the 2nd video, the page says it is from March of 1974, but the graphics on the beginning of the video have the date of July 1973. It’s 1974 because at one point Jerry Williams read from a newspaper column he said was from 2/27/1974. At the end of the video was the station’s on-the-hour newscast that included mention of Harold Wilson officially becoming British Prime Minister which was March 4, 1974.

Toward the beginning of the 2nd video, Fr. McLaughlin and Jerry Williams talk about McLaughlin’s “two hats,” his hat as a priest and his separate hat as a hack assistant to the President, Richard M. Nixon.

Obviously, the point of view that I expressed above regarding the national security state’s taking down Nixon is not expressed by either of these two on the radio. Even Nixon himself believed that he shouldn’t have stupidly covered up the Watergate break-in crimes of CIA, but I now see it all as planned out by them in order to ensnare Nixon toward impeachment or resignation. Gerald Ford, by the way, was a “deep stater” if there ever was one.

More Articles

Robert Wenzel and Walter Block on rent control.

Donald Boudreaux on “price gouging” in desperate situations.

The Libertarian Angle: Jacob Hornberger and Richard Ebeling say it’s time to end America’s longest war. (video)

Patrick Eddington on Constitution Day, 2019: the hidden domestic surveillance crisis.

Dr. Mercola discusses the “chemical imbalance” myth and antidepressant harm.

The Daily Mail with an article on a cardiologist claims of the mass prescription of statins as a “public health disaster” fueled by the “cholesterol con.”

Jack Burns on the state of Florida abducting a child from his parents and forcing him to take chemo, regardless of risks.

Edward Curtin asks, Why does Chris Hedges hedge his bets?

Matt Agorist on “near murder”: cops force k-9 to rip unarmed man to shreds as he slept.

On Government Bureaucrats Committing “Treason” Against the People of the States

Law professor Jonathan Turley seems to be misinterpreting some tweets by Donald Trump, as well as showing a lack of understanding of Trump’s use of the word “treason.”

First, Turley writes,

President Donald Trump appears intent on fueling calls for impeachment with unhinged statements calling some who worked with Special Counsel Robert Mueller as possible “traitors” and promising to “turn the tables” and to “bring them to justice”. While the President could simply relish the lack of findings of any criminal conduct, he has again adopted disturbing rhetoric that is reminiscent more of authoritarian regimes than American administrations.

But the Trump tweets that Turley is referring to are these:

“Statements are made about me by certain people in the Crazy Mueller Report, in itself written by 18 Angry Democrat Trump Haters, which are fabricated & totally untrue.”

“It was not necessary for me to respond to statements made in the “Report” about me, some of which are total bullshit & only given to make the other person look good (or me to look bad). This was an Illegally Started Hoax that never should have happened.”

“It is now finally time to turn the tables and bring justice to some very sick and dangerous people who have committed very serious crimes, perhaps even spying or treason. This should never happen again!”

Turley is misunderstanding just whom Trump is talking about when it comes to “treason.” Trump is not talking about “some who worked with Special Counsel Robert Mueller,” to quote Turley, as acting treasonously.

While Trump did refer to “18 Angry Democrat Trump Haters” on the Mueller team, he was not talking about them. No, Trump is referring to the ones involved in “an Illegally Started Hoax” as the ones who acted treasonously. The ones who promoted made-up allegations in the Steele dossier and pushed that to the media and fraudulently obtained FISA spying warrants to spy on members of the Trump campaign and for political reasons.

So when Trump is tweeting, “time to turn the tables and bring justice to some very sick and dangerous people who have committed very serious crimes, perhaps even spying or treason,” he is referring to James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Rod Rosenstein, and Sally Yates especially, the four who signed the FISA warrant applications knowing that the Steele dossier they relied upon was in fact unreliable and unverified information, and that it heavily used oppo research paid for by the Hillary campaign. Others involved in the scheme included John Brennan, Loretta Lynch, and Peter Strzok.

In the U.S. Constitution, the section on Treason (Article III, Section 3) states:

Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort. No person shall be convicted of treason unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in open court.

The Congress shall have power to declare the punishment of treason, but no attainder of treason shall work corruption of blood, or forfeiture except during the life of the person attainted.

As Thomas DiLorenzo pointed out, the phrase “United States” is referring to the states that make up the various states in the union, in plural form. It is not referring to a single unit. And the “treason” is when, for example, bureaucrats of the U.S. government in Washington, D.C. use the apparatus of war making against the states (“Treason against the United States”), or against the people of the states.

So as I wrote here, the “intelligence community” and national security bureaucrats’ FISA spying against people or citizens of the United States, committed by political apparatchiks in Washington and for purely political reasons, really does fit the constitutional definition of “Treason,” because the FISA spying (in which FISA stands for “Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act”) is a part of the government’s war making apparatus. “Levying war against them,” as the Constitution notes.

So, Turley is erroneously suggesting that Trump is acting like an “authoritarian” dictator who will jail a disloyal, disobedient subject for “treason,” whereas it’s really the other way around. The bureaucrats in the government (Brennan, Comey, Rosenstein, Yates, Strzok, McCabe, etc.) who turned the spying war-making apparatus against other citizens are the ones who acted treasonously. It was they who were the apparatchiks of an “authoritarian regime” in Washington.