Trump personally is not the primary issue. He is dangerous because he is still in power with the levers of the military, law enforcement and intelligence services legally under his command.

Everything that happened leading up to January 6 was predicted in an October article titled The War After the Election [] in which I summarized the findings of the Transition Integrity Project, a group that included former Congressmen, United States Senators, previous cabinet members, White House Chiefs of Staffs, Secretaries of Defense and Homeland Security and state governors whose “war games” predicted almost exactly what is happening. I have also been updating the article to take into account events since January 6 with ideas regarding what we should do to immobilize Trump until Biden assumes power.

Part of this strategy involves politically incapacitating Trump with the twin threats of an impeachment conviction or removal from office via the 25th Amendment. It also advocates a strategy of “passive resistance” (“do nothing”) until Trump is out of power so that he has no reason to declare any kind of “emergency”.

It wouldn’t necessarily succeed, but the President could justify the legality of the initiation of emergency powers more than he can justify the legality of many other things he has done. We as a citizenry must refrain from any action that would give Donald Trump an excuse for attempting to declare even “limited” martial law.

AFTER he is out of office Trump must be held to justice – not so much for retribution, but for national security purposes – for example to find out why the relevant security forces failed to protect the Capitol on January 6; and to fully investigate the national security aspects of what Trump’s obstruction prevented Mueller from exploring fully. Finally the powers of not just Trump, but that of all future presidents, must be severely curbed through the ideas in The Pledge to Safeguard the Constitution [] petitions Congress to restrict presidential power in very targeted but critical areas which pose a threat to our democratic institutions.

Creator of The Pledge to Safeguard the Constitution and ThePledge.Site