I, for one, don’t think this is “who we are.”

But we do need to wake up and become proactive in legal, constitutional and peaceful ways.

The prospect that President Trump might still attempt to declare martial law should be taken very seriously. If this sounds like hyperbole, keep in mind that the leaders of the United States government are considering impeaching the President of the United States or removing him from office via the 25th Amendment with less than two weeks remaining in his term.

Because of the emergency powers that Congress has ceded to the executive branch over centuries, what Trump would be attempting in declaring martial law would actually be LEGAL. Not that everybody would get on board with it or that it would necessarily succeed, but that the President could justify the legality of the initiation of martial law more than he can justify many other things he has done, especially under the Trump administration’s unitary executive interpretation of Article II of the Constitution, which as John Dean has explained, "In its most extreme form, unitary executive theory can mean that neither Congress nor the federal courts can tell the President what to do or how to do it."

The Pledge to Safeguard the Election [https://sign.moveon.org/petitions/pledge-to-safeguard-the-election] addresses this issue by by reaffirming the Supreme Court as the ultimate authority regarding any constitutional crisis between the President and other branches of government regarding a martial law situation arising out of the electoral disputes of the 2020 election. If you want to lend your voice and DO SOMETHING in support of pushback against an out of control President and not just let events unfold through the hysteria of mob howls and violent actions, please look at and sign this petition and forward it to others and ask them to do the same.

Creator of The Pledge Site to limit presidential power and of both The Pledge to Safeguard the Election and The Pledge to Safeguard the Constitution.

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