The Case For Martial Law

Have you heard all the rumblings from those mental midgets on the Right, the Trump-ites, about the coup against the president by people that want the rule of law?

Well have you?

The calls are out there as I type….

An Ohio-based political organization is calling on President Donald Trump to impose limited martial law and conduct a new presidential election, a move that Ohio’s Republican attorney general called “utterly irresponsible.”

The We the People Convention, based in Akron, took out a full-page ad in the Washington Times on Tuesday, asking Trump to “invoke limited martial law in order to allow the U.S. military to oversee a new and fair federal election,” according to a news release.

Political group asks Trump to impose martial law, hold new election

Yes I believe that those calls are scary….but I found a scary situation….from within the military retired generals that have called for martial law……

Michael Flynn and a top Pentagon nominee are under fire for backing conspiracy theories that urge President Trump to overturn the 2020 election results by declaring martial law, CNN reports. They claim without evidence that Trump won in “landslide fashion” and Joe Biden’s victory was fraudulent. “I don’t know who needs to hear this,” said a Twitter account retweeted by Flynn, who was recently pardoned by Trump. “But calling for martial law is not a bad idea when there is an attempted coup against the president and this country happening right now.” The story is gaining media traction despite Attorney General William Barr’s statement this week that “we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election.” For more:

  • ‘Trump won’: Scott O’Grady, Trump’s pick for a senior Pentagon position, is among retired military officials who are promoting conspiracy theories that sometimes call for martial law, NPR reports. In his tweets and media appearances, O’Grady has said that “Trump won & Biden & his Comrades will now attempt a coup”; called former President Obama and military generals “sworn socialists”; retweeted a message calling former Defense Secretary James Mattis a “traitor”; and urged Trump to declare martial law. Trump himself has spread conspiracy theories claiming the election was stolen.
  • Insane’: The notion that America’s military would step in and oversee a second federal election is “insane in a year that we didn’t think could get anymore insane,” a defense official tells the Military Times. A Syracuse University professor calls the idea “preposterous,” adding that “state and now federal investigators have found no evidence of election fraud” and martial law “has no place in the United States absent a complete breakdown of civil governing mechanisms.”
  • An ‘outrage’: “It seems that Donald Trump is trying to conscript people to help him overturn or steal an election where he didn’t like the outcome,” said former GOP Rep. Charlie Dent, who called Flynn’s tweet an “outrage,” per WBAP. On CNN, he said the martial law idea was “simply insane.”
  • We the People: Flynn has tweeted support for a tea-party affiliated group in Ohio called We the People, which recently placed an ad in the Washington Times calling for martial law and another election, per Fox 19. Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, a Republican, calls the ad “utterly irresponsible, ahistorical and without precedent or legal rationale.”
  • Trump’s powers: Business Insider reports that Trump can declare martial law but cannot undo or alter an election—a power bestowed to Congress. The outlet notes that Biden won 306 Electoral College votes and the popular vote, and while Republicans have filed over two dozen lawsuits nationwide to void the election results, “they haven’t won a single case so far.”

This situation makes me call into question the mental stability of those we pick to lead the military.

How soon before we have a “Days In May” scenario? (Confused?  Look it up….find the Google button and do your own damn research for a change)

But how does martial law work?

In the United States, martial law usually refers to a power that, in an emergency, allows the military to take the place of the civilian government and exercise jurisdiction over civilians in a particular area. But “martial law” has no established definition, because across history, different people have used the term to describe a wide variety of actions, practices, or roles for the military. The law governing it is complicated and unsettled — and, as a result, the concept has never been well understood.

https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/research-reports/martial-law-explained

This call is far too common to be written off as just wild imagination.

Any thoughts?

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”

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