Emergency – Break Glass

Donald Trump has declared martial law in DC.

No, this isn’t a reality TV moment. This isn’t hyperbole. This isn’t a prank. This is actually happening. And he’s threatened to declare martial law in any state where he wants to deploy our military personnel to “dominate the streets” against our citizens, regardless of governors’ objections.

I wrote about and warned of this kind of dictatorial takeover here (see especially the last point) – also here and here and as far back as 12/31/16 here. It is no longer a theoretical construct. Now it has started for real.

Trump has been clear all along that he admires autocrats – dictators – and he wants to be like them. That’s exactly what he is in DC right now.

One thing we know about Trump is that he will keep pushing the limits unless somebody stops him. The attorney general is worse than useless to us in reining in this President. So somebody else better stand up immediately with a big legal STOP sign in hand.

If that doesn’t happen, there will be no election and our democracy will be gone.


Here’s what’s behind this, other than Trump’s obvious sociopathic dysfunctions.

Trump knows that he’s protected by that damned Justice Department memo that says that a sitting president may not be indicted or prosecuted for any crime. Note that the memo is just that: a memo. It is not law. What needs to happen is for it to be tested in court, struck down as the poison to democracy that it is, and then put through a powerful Justice Department paper shredder.

But with that memo effectively acting as a shield to protect him, Trump can hide right there in the White House. And he needs to hide, because once he’s out of office he will be indicted for money laundering, fraud, tax evasion and more by the SDNY, the State and City of New York, the State of Virginia and some other states. An honest Attorney General will prosecute him for crimes while in office, including emoluments, the insane Ukraine quid pro quo extortion deal and much more. All of that will keep Trump in court and in prison for the rest of his life and will consume the rest of his ill-gotten fortune.

That’s why he’ll do anything to stay in office.

He knows that Biden will whip his obese ass in November, so all that’s left to him are cancelling the election and declaring martial law. It’s already begun.


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3 Responses to Emergency – Break Glass

    Upon taking the Presidential oath of office, Gerald Ford told the nation “Our Constitution works; our great republic is a government of laws and not men. Here the people rule.”

    Perhaps that statement had merit in 1974, but no sentient individual can make that statement today and sincerely believe it. Our political system is broken. It is broken because it no longer has what a working political system needs, political leaders of goodwill on both sides of the political spectrum willing to do what it takes to make the system work in a democratic manner. The Republican party is completely void of those individuals.

    So, you are correct in asking for someone to stand up and stop him, because the system is no longer capable of stopping him.

    Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ forceful statement on how Trump is a threat to our democracy is a good example on how badly broken our political system has become. It should not be up to a former three-star Marine general to inform the Secretary of Defense that the domestic use of the military for political reasons is against the law and is unconstitutional. The reason the Defense Secretary has traditionally been a civilian and not a military person is to keep the military out of domestic politics!

  2. Anna Boehm Reply

    Please go to RefuseFascism.org we have been calling people to stop this fascist regime for 3 years thru massive nonviolent protest in the street demanding Trump-Pence Out Now! Now is the time. We cannot wait for or count on the elections. Everyone from every perspective who is sickened by this.

    • Jack Altschuler Reply

      Anna, if the demand is Trump and Pence out now, how can that happen prior to or without an election? Please help readers to understand.