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Project 2025 Leader Touts SCOTUS’s Role in Aiding “Second American Revolution”

The group’s president issued a threat, saying the revolution “will remain bloodless if the left allows it to be.”

The Heritage Foundation president Dr. Kevin Roberts conducts a discussion with former Vice President Mike Pence in Washington, D.C., on October 19, 2022.

The Heritage Foundation is celebrating the Supreme Court’s fascistic presidential immunity ruling on Monday that gives the president leeway to carry out a wide range of actions with impunity, saying in chilling statements that the decision is “vital” for the far right’s ongoing “second American Revolution.”

The president of the Heritage Foundation — the group behind the christofascist Project 2025 — said on far right media show Real America’s Voice on Tuesday that the concentration of power in the president is important for their quest to defeat the left and “tak[e] this country back.” The remarks were highlighted by Media Matters for America.

“Let me speak about the radical left. You and I have both been parts of faculties and faculty senates and understand that the left has taken over our institutions,” said the group’s president, Kevin Roberts.

Roberts went on to deliver an open threat of violence toward the left.

“[I] just want to encourage you with some substance that we are in the process of the second American Revolution, which will remain bloodless if the left allows it to be,” Roberts said.

In their dissents, the Supreme Court’s liberals warned that the Court’s immunity ruling would pave the way for presidents — including Donald Trump, if he’s reelected — to assassinate political rivals or commit other murders without facing consequences as long as they were deemed “official acts.”

Legal experts have said that this interpretation of the conservative supermajority’s decision is correct and that the president would be legally able to commit any number of criminal acts, including murder.

Roberts’s statements are an alarming show of the right’s seeming thirst for Trump to carry out his desires freely — like inciting a white supremacist mob to overturn the results of the 2020 election — in order to advance the right’s extremist plans, as laid out in Project 2025.

Trump appears ready to carry out severe repression if he is elected. In speeches, he has likened the left to “vermin” that he has pledged to “root out”; he has also promised to punish pro-Palestine campus protesters, telling donors that he would deport and violently suppress protesters who oppose his vow to help Israel “finish the job” in Gaza.

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