Weekly Roundup: SCOTUS Anoints a King Above the Law

In this episode of ‘Straight White American Jesus Weekly Roundup,’ host Brad Onishi discusses the significance of the recent SCOTUS ruling on presidential immunity and its implications for American democracy. Brad explains the connections to Christian nationalist movements and the Heritage Foundation’s Project 2025, which seeks to reshape the executive branch under a potential Trump presidency. Co-host Dan Miller shares insights on the ruling’s legal complexities and its longer-term implications. The episode concludes with a call to action for listeners to engage in activism ahead of the 2024 election.

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00:00 Introduction and Special Offer

00:47 Political Commentary and Encouragement

01:32 Discussion on Military Actions Against Protesters

01:59 Heritage Foundation and Trump’s Actions

02:43 SCOTUS Ruling and Its Implications

03:34 Personal Reflections and SCOTUS Analysis

05:55 Justice Sotomayor’s Dissent

08:20 Implications of Presidential Immunity

10:54 Historical Context and Legal Precedents

19:03 Final Thoughts and Call to Action

32:50 Understanding Presidential Immunity

34:21 Implications of the SCOTUS Ruling

38:01 Long-Term Effects and Ambiguities

41:45 The Politicized Supreme Court

47:52 Christian Nationalism and the Heritage Foundation

59:15 Historical Parallels and Future Concerns

01:03:58 Reasons for Hope and Call to Action

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