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Welcome to the Second American Revolution

As most of you know, yesterday, Mike Pence presided over the counting of the electoral college vote. Contrary to what many of us hoped for, he refused to consider the votes for Donald Trump that electors from several states had submitted. In doing so, he allowed Joe Biden to be declared the winner of the 2020 Presidential election. While many people are rehashing the day’s events, friends are asking me what happens next. In this article, I’ll share my thoughts on what may happen over the next few months.

This morning, Dan Scavino tweeted a message on behalf of the president.

The message was posted by Scavino because Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube have either temporarily or indefinitely suspended the President’s accounts. (More on that in a minute.)

When listening to the President’s message the evening of January 4th, at the rally in Georgia, I noticed, for the first time, uncertainty and nervousness in his voice when he talked about what Mike Pence might do on January 6th. That same nervousness was apparent yesterday when he addressed the crowd that had gathered at the capital.

Although Pence’s decision to allow Biden to be declared President surprised (and disappointed) me, I don’t think it surprised Trump. His nervousness suggested that he was concerned. I suspect he may have known that Pence was not up to the task. That would explain why Pence said on the 4th that he would allow debate during the joint session of Congress, but did not mention any other options. I believe Pence had already made up his mind what he was going to do, and I think Trump knew it. If the President knew what Pence’s had planned to do, we might assume that POTUS had a contingency plan.

The President allowed the Justice Department the opportunity to acknowledge and address election fraud. Bill Barr refused, and his resignation in December signaled that the DOJ is not interested in the matter. The Department of Homeland Security, which is responsible for safeguarding election integrity, has likewise refused to acknowledge fraud. The Supreme Court has had dozens of opportunities but has refused to hold even one evidentiary hearing on election fraud. A handful of state legislators tried to address the problem, but as a whole, state legislative bodies have failed to address the issue. The U.S. Congress likewise failed, despite the efforts of a handful of patriots. Lastly, the Vice-President failed to even consider providing the remedy prescribed by the Constitution. (That remedy is explained in previous posts).

Our system of government provides many checks and balances to prevent fraud and corruption. In the past, election fraud was present, but it was not widely known. Now, it has been exposed to the public, and every civilian institution charged with addressing it has refused to do so. When civilian institutions refuse to acknowledge corruption, the responsibility falls upon the military.

Donald Trump will remain President until at least January 20th. While there is no constitutional path to keep him in office after the 20th, he has claimed over the last four years to have the complete support of the military. It’s worth noting that on November 9th, Trump replaced the Secretary of Defense, his Chief of Staff, and two Undersecretaries with people known to be loyal to him. Those moves suggest that Trump anticipated this would come down to using the military to save the Republic. President Trump is heading to Camp David this weekend, where he often consults with military leaders. I have no way of knowing if he plans to use some type of military intervention, but some signs are pointing in that direction.

Some members of Congress are presently trying to impeach Trump while others are urging Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove him from office immediately. If the swamp is convinced Trump will leave office without a fight, why are they trying to remove him early by force? Are they concerned that he might try to use the military, or perhaps declassify incriminating information about them, or make public more evidence of fraud?