American Despotism: The Historic Roots of the Constitutional Crisis

by Newt Gingrich

The current crisis did not appear suddenly and without warning.

The problems of the breakdown of the rule of law, the violations of our constitutional rights, and the weaponization of government to coerce the American people are not primarily the result of a few bad apples.

The Biden family manipulation of official status to make money from foreign governments (often adversaries of America) is bad. But it is only a small part of a much larger pattern.

Read more at The American Spectator.

Author’s Note: The complex patterns that have led to the greatest crisis of constitutional government and rule of law since the Civil War are far bigger, involve far more people, and are ultimately more dangerous to American freedom than the personal dishonesty and criminality of the Biden family. This “American Despotism” series in The American Spectator will provide a clear history of the weaponization of government, which has violated the Constitution and corrupted the rule of law. While each article will be complete and stand-alone, together they will combine to fully describe the patterns that now threaten to destroy the foundation of individual freedom — the hallmark of the American system.

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