Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/10/09/how-we-should-defend-against-impending-trump-coup
What is to be done if Trump loses the election but refuses to concede?
The only answer it seems to me is for the military to keep it’s sacred Oath: TO PROTECT AMERICA FROM ALL ENEMIES BOTH FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC. But that might not work either as they may not call Trump a domestic enemy guilty of treason but I would certainly hope so!
“Except in the case of a big Biden win, each scenario ‘reached the brink of catastrophe, with ma-’”
Sure, Brecher - with a “big Biden win” Trump wouldn’t dare try to hold on to power, invoke the Insurrection Act, or incite right wing violence…
“the unprecedented deployment of federal agents to put down leftwing protests,”
This year, Lafayette Park, Portland, etc.
But this has occurred in past generations also.
Perhaps you may know of the bonus marchers in DC disbursed by MacAarthur, Eisenhower, soldiers.
Work strikes have had soldiers show up at the site.
The author seems to want to repeat the Phillipines experience.
Lastly, the various state houses trying to replace elected delegates will not occur through our courts. Has been tried a few times and failed.