Miguel and I have both written about the HBO movie Conspiracy, about the 1942 Wannsee Conference in which the Nazis planned the final solution.
One of the most striking things about that movie, and the real Wannsee Conference, was just how important it was that everything was grounded in the law.
The conference was full of lawyers.
You’d think that Nazis could have just said “we’re in power, we can do everything we want.” But they didn’t. They based the final solution by building off established precedent of German race law.
I suspect this has something to do with the notion of boiling the frog. That if a totalitarian just wiped away all of society’s old laws and did what he wanted, there would be popular backlash. But if a totalitarian imposed his will using the old legal framework, people would be more accepting of that.
If Biden and the Progressives came out and said “the military and federal law enforcement are going to do what we say because they are ideologically aligned with us and you can’t stop them, so we’re going to take your guns away.” There would be substantial backlash.
If Biden imposed this through the existing framework of the Constitution, I suspect there would be a lot less backlash as people just accept new law being made.
So given that, Biden has to eliminate the Supreme Court, so here comes court-packing, through the existing framework of the law.
The Democrats get to impose whatever they want like totalitarians but couched as being completely and utterly Constitutional so it doesn’t ruffle moderate feathers.
If Democrats decided to enact this and pack the court, I believe the final rubicon of this nation has been crossed, as America will become a one-party dictatorship.