The Case for President Trump to Invoke Insurrection Act

The Case For President Trump To Invoke Insurrection Act

(TargetLiberty.org) – Americans anxiously await the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. Numerous lawsuits alleging voter fraud and election irregularities are currently working their way through state and federal-level courts. We the People Convention published a full-page advertisement in The Washington Times and an online petition on December 1.

Their notices demanded that President Donald Trump declare a limited form of martial law, temporarily suspend the Constitution, and remove civilian control over elections so the military could step in and conduct a new presidential election. They also caught the attention of President Trump’s former National Security Advisor and retired Lt General Michael Flynn who tweeted their ad.

So far, the president hasn’t shown an interest in taking any moves in that direction. However, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany did call Gen. Flynn a “valiant hero” the next day, adding that the president believed all “legal votes” should be counted.

The Case for Invoking the Insurrection Act

Epoch Times contributor and practicing attorney Stephen B. Miller made the case for President Trump invoking the Insurrection Act of 1807 to resolve the 2020 presidential election and restore order to the nation.

The invocation of the act authorizes the president to call any state militia into federal service and use them along with the nation’s armed forces to suppress a possible rebellion and “enforce” the country’s laws, in this instance, those governing presidential elections.

Invoking the Insurrection Act is not a declaration of martial law. The president doesn’t suspend the constitution or set aside habeas corpus or any such drastic measure. Instead, he uses troops to enforce the law, not replace it using force.

Mountains of proof of fraud have been compiled by lawyers working for the Trump campaign, leaving little doubt legitimate issues are surrounding the legality of the election. Additionally, 106 members of the House of Representatives have backed an election challenge filed in the Supreme Court by Texas along with President Trump and the attorneys general of 17 states.

Aside from the possibility of SCOTUS acting to instruct individual state legislatures to vote their choice, at this point, invoking the Insurrection Act may be the swiftest way to resolve the election and restore law and order to the country.

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