On Tuesday, former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn shared a petition on Twitter which called on President Donald Trump to temporarily suspend the constitution and declare Martial Law to enact a re-vote of the 2020 election.
“The petition, published Tuesday by the Ohio-based non-profit group We The People Convention, said there was “no peaceful way left to preserve our Union” following President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral victory and urged Trump to exercise his “extraordinary authority” to avert a second civil war,” the Daily Caller reports.
“Limited Martial Law is clearly a better option than Civil War!” said a letter from the petition.
“Freedom never kneels except for God,” Flynn captioned a tweet with the petition attached.
The letter that came with the petition urged President Trump to act like President Abraham Lincoln did at the beginning of the Civil War in the 1860s, including:
- Ordering “hundreds of Northern newspapers that spoke against him to be shut down and their owners and editors arrested.”
- Ordering the arrest of an Ohio congressman “for the crime of speaking out against him.”
- Signing an arrest warrant for the then-Chief Justice of the Supreme Court who ruled that Lincoln had illegally suspended the Writ of Habeas Corpus.
- Ordering the arrest of thousands of Maryland citizens “for the crime of ‘suspected Southern sympathies,”‘ some of whom were held in military prisons without trial for years.
“Many will object to these actions, as they did in Lincoln’s day, but we assure you that We the People understand that no less action will suffice to prevent the loss of our Constitutional right to vote and preserve our Republic,” the letter said.