Going There: Any Colorado Republicans Up For Martial Law?

Donald Trump, Michael Flynn.

Newsweek reports and we’ll confess to being more than a little creeped out:

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn—controversially pardoned by President Donald Trump last week—on Tuesday retweeted a call for the White House to declare martial law and re-run last month’s presidential election.

The appeal—made by the Ohio non-profit We The People Convention in a Washington Times advert Tuesday—urged the president to declare “limited martial law” in order to hold a new election.

The advert cited President Abraham Lincoln’s suspension of Habeas Corpus during the Civil War as precedent, adding: “Then, as now, a President with courage and determination was needed to preserve the Union.”

The call for President Donald Trump to declare “limited martial law” goes considerably beyond the also wildly undemocratic expressed goal of Trump for GOP-controlled state legislatures disregard the results of the vote in their states and appoint Trump-friendly electors. Trump declaring martial law and ordering the U.S. military to “oversee” a new election simply because he lost this one is so outlandishly un-American, not to mention having absolutely no historical precedent even in the Civil War, that it should be confined to the netherest reaches of the right-wing fringe.

But it’s not. Trump’s former national security adviser is now calling for it.

The question when confronted by such a radically inappropriate and extreme position is always whether even dignifying it with a response is worth the legitimization. Now that Michael Flynn has rendered that question moot, it’s time for every Republican in America–and here in Colorado, starting with Trump’s go-to counsel Jenna Ellis–to draw the line.

Or, you know, not. In which case we’ve taken a big step toward becoming something other than a free country.

14 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. ParkHill says:

    Let's ask Cory.

  2. JohnInDenver says:

    Perhaps current *resident Trump will include the martial law idea in his Georgia appearance on Saturday…. "Some people are saying…."

    I'm hoping the Flynn proposal will be enough to get him pulled back into the active military, reconsideration of his rank and pension, and possibly an introduction to another sort of martial law.

  3. RepealAndReplace says:

    Why rerun the election?  Won't they get the same result again?

    Why not just declare marital law and then crown himself king?

    • Conserv. Head Banger says:

      I think you meant to say MARTIAL rather than MARITAL.

      Marital law doesn't apply to a great family values guy like Trump, who was hound-dogging a porn star while his third wife was pregnant with his fifth child.

  4. harrydoby says:

    From sore losers to seditionists?  This really does bring a deeper meaning to the term Right Wing Nut Job.

  5. Meiner49er says:

    Wrong link. The story is here: https://www.wethepeopleconvention.org/donate

  6. 2Jung2Die says:

    I used to think getting a presidential pardon might lead a person to take stock of themselves and behave with some humility afterwards, but I guess that was naivete. Nothing really matters anymore, does it?

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