In a recent editorial, the pro-Trump propaganda arm know as The Epoch Times urged Donald Trump to launch a military coup to seize voting machines by invoking the Insurrection Act, then examine them for evidence of voter fraud in key states in order to provide a transparent accounting of the 2020 election.
Earlier this week, I wrote about the Trump cult calling for a military coup and/or secession from the Union after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected Trump’s latest attempt to steal the election via a Texas lawsuit seeking to overturn the outcome in four battleground states.
In that piece, I documented how the cult enjoyed the support of Trump’s cheerleaders in the faux conservative media like Sean Hannity and Mark Levin, along with the support of the Fellowship of the Pharisees. This past weekend, Eric Metaxas served as master of ceremonies at a rally called the “Jericho March” where recently pardoned Trumpists, Roger Stone and Michael Flynn, spoke to the small group, encouraging them to stay the course.
Earlier this month, Flynn shared a press release from the “We the People Convention” calling on Trump to implement martial law in order to conduct a new election. At about the same time, fellow QAnon nut-job Sidney “Release the Kraken” Powell issued a call for Trump to invoke the Insurrection Act (a law that gives the president authority to deploy active duty military to maintain or restore peace in times of crisis), suspend the Electoral College vote, and set up military tribunals to launch an investigation into the election.
As we read in the Epoch Times editorial, calling on Trump to invoke the Insurrection Act is necessary to expose voter fraud and save our republic, even if that means launching a military coup and seizing voting machines and software.
The 2020 presidential election is unlike any that came before and requires unprecedented measures to protect it, our republic, and our future.
Both the degree and the scale of voter fraud were unprecedented. In swing states, President Donald Trump had large leads on election night. Then, late that night, counting was stopped and election observers were ushered out. And then, huge, statistically impossible vote dumps occurred, giving Joe Biden the lead.
This pattern, which occurred only in the states where Biden needed to reverse the results in order to win, and which hadn’t occurred in previous elections, points to a coordinated effort to steal the election.
This effort likely involved manipulation of the vote by Dominion Voting Systems. According to a forensic audit of its machines and software in Michigan, ”the Dominion Voting System is intentionally and purposefully designed with inherent errors to create systemic fraud and influence election results.”
But wait, there’s more. The Epoch Times also believes that Trump invoking the Insurrection Act won’t only save our voting system, it will also save America from Communism without and subversion within. And as we all know, nothing beats Communism and subversion like an old-fashioned military coup.
There are reports—not yet confirmed—that foreign influence helped to undermine our election.
Trump has said our election system was the focus of a “coordinated assault and siege.”
As a consequence, our form of government is at risk. If an election can be won through such dishonest means as were used in 2020, then one can expect the next election to be won in the same manner. The American people will effectively lose their right to vote.
If there was a coordinated effort to steal the election, those actions amount to subversion.
But as serious as these threats to our republic are, they don’t get to the heart of what is at stake.
At its root, the current danger is not about whether Joe Biden or Donald Trump wins. It is not about the Democratic or Republican parties.
The United States is facing an evil force that wants to destroy our country and in fact destroy all good things in humanity.
This election is the climax of the battle between freedom and communism, between good and evil.
And according to the Epoch Times, the only way for America to be spared such a fate is to allow Trump to steal the election (my words, not theirs).
How will the United States be defended? Local officials are often those most complicit in the corruption of the election. Judges, because of the doctrine of separation of powers, are often reluctant to tell states how to run their elections. The U.S. Congress has no role unless the Electoral College fails to deliver a winner.
Trump’s destiny is to fill the breach. He has taken an oath to defend the U.S. Constitution, and he has the presidential powers to do so.
Trump should use those powers as president to safeguard the future of our republic and arrest those who have conspired to deprive people of their rights through election fraud. The Insurrection Act enables Trump to use the military to seize the key electoral evidence in contested states and deliver a transparent, accurate accounting of the vote.
Our system is in crisis. Trump would act to restore the rule of law.
The Electoral College Votes giving Biden the victory are official, but as the Epoch Times editorial shows us, we are nowhere near exhausting the Trump’s bottomless supply of crazy. Trump himself continues to rail against reality and signaled over the weekend that he will continue to challenge the results of the election.
In a FOX News interview that aired Sunday morning, Trump repeated his claims of election fraud and said his legal team will keep pursuing challenges despite the Supreme Court’s dismissal of the long-shot bid led by the Texas attorney general to overturn the results in four states that President-elect Joe Biden won.
“No, it’s not over,” Trump told host Brian Kilmeade in the interview. “We keep going, and we’re going to continue to go forward. We have numerous local cases. We’re, you know, in some of the states that got rigged and robbed from us. We won every one of them. We won Pennsylvania. We won Michigan. We won Georgia by a lot.”
Trump openly entertained the idea of suspending the Constitution and cancelling the 2020 election a few short months ago; an idea that enjoyed the support of a majority of Republicans in the summer of 2017.
And you can bet your bottom dollar that if Trump should decide to do as The Epoch Times suggests, he will most likely enjoy the full support of his goose-stepping army of cultish followers.
Welcome to post-constitutional America, comrades!
David Leach is the owner of the Strident Conservative. He holds people of every political stripe accountable for their failure to uphold conservative values, and he promotes those values instead of political parties.