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Conservatism is dead, fascism lives, and outlining the end of democracy is real resume builder

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On Tuesday, a two-page memo was revealed in which attorney John Eastman detailed a plan for overthrowing the election and handing the nation to Donald Trump in an authoritarian coup. This week, the American Political Science Society is giving Eastman a pair of speaking gigs to talk about the “the 2020 elections and the state of American conservatism” along with “the Supreme Court’s current and future direction.” In addition to this plum assignment, Eastman remains a chairman at the Federalist Society, a board member at the Claremont Institute, and a director of the Public Interest Legal Foundation.

As one of the top members of the Federalist Society, Eastman is perfectly positioned to talk about the future direction of the Supreme Court. Clarence Thomas, John Roberts, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett were all hand-selected by the Federalist Society.

Claremont, where Eastman serves on the board, has been named as the Republican “think tank” that has done more than any other to “build a philosophical case for Trump’s brand of conservatism.” Claremont is also the source of a recent manifesto declaring that “most people living in the United States today—certainly more than half—are not Americans in any meaningful sense of the term.” Which certainly explains the state of conservatism.

If the Public Interest Legal Foundation isn’t as familiar as the first........

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